Sonography Program Benefits from Donation of Ultrasound Equipment
The diagnostic medical sonography program on the Salem Campus received a donation from Aultman Hospital that is providing enhanced learning opportunities for rad tech students studying this specialty.
During the fall semester, the hospital donated a Siemens Acuson Sequoia ultrasound machine with multiple transducers. It performs abdominal and OB/GYN examinations and can also be used to teach vascular flow characteristics and disease. It is used for lab sessions across the entire sonography curriculum.
With this newly- acquired equipment, there are now four student scanning stations in the Pearce Foundation sonography lab on the Salem Campus. “This additional ultrasound unit will enhance the students’ lab experience by increasing the amount of active engagement during lab scanning sessions,” noted Cyndi Peterson, program director for diagnostic medical sonography.
Shari Tilton, clinical coordinator, recognized Linda Metzger and Jeff McCune from Aultman Hospital for working to make the donation possible.
Cutline 1: With the donated ultrasound equipment are (from left) student Raegan Meals, Cyndi Peterson, Shari Tilton and student Rylee Meals. The Meals sisters graduated from the program in December 2020.
Cutline 2: Giving a quick demonstration of how the ultrasound machine would be used in a lab setting are (from left) Clinical Coordinator Shari Tilton and students Raegan and Rylee Meals.