Sep 05, 2018

New Ultrasound Equipment Expands Skills Learning for HACC’s DMS Students

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Additional state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment will improve the learning experience for students in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Program on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.

With recommendations from the program advisory committee, the College purchased a Philips EPIQ 5 ultrasound system and a Toshiba Aplio Platinum ultrasound system with general and vascular imaging applications and transducers.

“This equipment enables DMS students to be prepared for the clinical experience and the job market,” said Julia Imboden, DMS professor. “The purchase of this equipment demonstrates the College’s commitment to providing a quality health career education,” Imboden said.

Students are able to utilize this equipment, existing ultrasound systems and an OB/GYN simulator to receive instruction and practice technology to prepare for their clinical rotation experience, future job interviews and employment opportunities.

HACC’s DMS program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Successful graduates earn an associate in applied science degree.

For more information about the program, please visit health careers.

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