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March 3, 2006

Students Graduate From UI Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

A (HOMETOWN), (STATE) native has graduated from the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

(NAME OF STUDENT) completed her training on March 3. The 18-month training program is approved by the Joint Review Committee in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The program accepts approximately eight students to begin 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 equipment that produces high frequency sound waves to create diagnostic images and data that help health care professionals diagnose patients with disease. Commonly known as ultrasound imaging, this technique is used on many parts of the body, including the abdomen, blood vessels and the developing fetus of pregnant women.


Le Mars: Kari Hemme

Ottumwa: Heather Weirbach

Pleasant Valley: Alexis Anderson

Rock Valley: Melissa Kooima

Webster City: Tara Trine


Malta: Tess Lundstrom

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