A Sound Understanding

Posted in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound

Sonographers are experts in capturing diagnostic images that help guide treatment decisions for a wide variety of conditions. At Mizzou, Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound (DMU) students learn how to hone that clinical skill, and they also learn to participate in the science of medical imaging. By participating in original research projects and case studies, these students are advancing the body of knowledge that guides clinical practice in sonography. Katie Partridge is a master’s student in the DMU program. Originally from Eldon, she always knew she wanted to come to a large university, and Mizzou fit the bill. She started as pre-med, but soon learned there were plenty of other patient care career options. “DMU gives me the opportunity to help people and participate in patient care, it suits my detail-oriented nature, and it gave me options for graduate study,” Partridge said. Students in the DMU program complete rigorous classroom and clinical...

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