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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 17, 2003

LeMars Native To Graduate From UI Sonography Program

A LeMars native will graduate next week from the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Katie Nanninga will complete her training in diagnostic medical sonography on Feb. 28. The 18-month training program is approved by the Joint Review Committee in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The program accepts approximately seven students to begin their training each year in September.

UI Hospitals and Clinics first offered diagnostic medical sonography training in 1979. Diagnostic medical sonographers are skilled professionals who use sophisticated technology that produces high-frequency sound waves to create diagnostic images that help health care professionals diagnose patients with disease. Ultrasound imaging is used on many parts of the body, including the abdomen and blood vessels, and the developing fetuses of pregnant women.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at

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