CHEYENNE, WYO. – Laramie County Community College’s diagnostic medical sonography program will host an open house on Saturday, Oct., 9, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Prentice/Surbrugg Health Sciences Building, rooms 111-113.
Students and faculty members will be available to showcase the art of science in sonography. Guests can experience the process of interactive scanning, via the programs training simulation technology. Current students, will be participating as “patients” for the scanning activities and will answer questions throughout the experience. Individuals interested in learning about the sonography program and the role of a sonographer, along with meeting students, faculty members and program advisors are invited to attend the event. All guests are and encouraged to wear face coverings.
LCCC’s sonography program is the only sonography program in Wyoming, and is the only regional program that is accredited in vascular sonography. Students participate in an intensive 24-month program designed for individuals new to patient care. Students participate in hands-on learning in the college’s state-of-the-art sonography lab and in a clinical environment at regional hospitals. Completion of the program allows graduates to sit for three national certifications, 60-days prior to graduation, including abdomen-extended, obstetrics and gynecology, and vascular.
A diagnostic medical sonographer performs ultrasound exams while working closely with a qualified physician for aiding in the diagnosis of disease. Sonographers use state-of-the-art technology to scan patients and obtain images of the abdomen, blood vessels and OB/GYN to aid in the diagnosis of a disease.