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9-2-15 Kettering College Invests in New Sonography Equipment to Enhance Student Learning
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The sononography department gained approval to purchase a new obstetric ultrasound simulator costing over $42,000

by Jessica Beans

 
 

Dr. Susan Price, director of the medical sonography program, demonstrates the use of the new obstetrics simulator.

 
The Kettering College sonography department recently gained approval to purchase an obstetric ultrasound simulator costing a total of $42, 616. This investment will enhance sonography student learning by allowing them to efficiently practice ultrasound scanning in obstetrics. The simulator has a normal fetal scan and, more importantly, will also allow students to practice scanning fetal anomalies without being in a patient setting.
 
Professor Susan Price, Director of the Medical Sonography Program at Kettering College said this new equipment will be a wonderful teaching tool. “It will improve student confidence and their knowledge of obstetrical scanning anomalies without undue stress on obstetrical patients,” she says.
 
 
  Sonography students learning and studying together in a lab.
 
Price also commented that prospective students and educators alike are noticing the innovative and quality programs at Kettering College, “In June of this year the Kettering College sonography program was listed on Study.com in the Top 10 Ultrasound and Sonography Technology Programs in the country. It was fulfilling to know that our program is gaining recognition for its quality and innovation.”
 
This purchase is a part of a recent investment plan that emphasizes college technology and academic program equipment improvements stated President Nate Brandstater. “We strive to support our programs in their pursuit of academic leadership so that our college will continue to be at the forefront of quality healthcare education.”
 
 
About Kettering College
Kettering College is a fully accredited, coeducational college that specializes in health science education.  A division of Kettering Medical Center, the College is located on the KMC campus in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, and is chartered by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Kettering College offers certificate programs, Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees, a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree, and a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy.
 
Born out of Adventist faith and upholding Christ, Kettering College educates students to make service a life calling and to view health as harmony with God in body, mind, and spirit. Eighty percent of Kettering College graduates live and work in Ohio, with the majority settling in the Dayton area.
 

 
North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600 USA
Telephone: 301-680-6400
Fax: 301-680-6464
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