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School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

St. Luke’s Medical Center School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center is the sponsoring institute for the School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The school is a 21-month, full-time, hospital-based program dedicated to preparing individuals for a rewarding career in medical imaging. 

Our Program

Founded in 1981, the Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Our program offers students:

  • Two distinct learning tracks: General/Vascular and Cardiac/Vascular
  • Patient-focused, hands-on training with over 1,500 clinical hours
  • Involvement in over 1,500 sonography exams
  • One-on-one, faculty-led scanning instruction
  • Instructor-led board reviews for registry preparation
  • Ability to sit for board exams prior to graduation (pass rate on registry exams on first attempt is 100%)
  • 100% employment rate

About Sonography

Diagnostic medical sonography includes general sonography, cardiac sonography, vascular technology and various subspecialties. Highly skilled professionals working in this career help physicians gather necessary data to reach diagnostic decisions.

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Program Facts

Mission & Goals

Our accredited program provides high-quality educational opportunities and prepares students for successful careers.

Program Mission and Goals


Explore our full program curriculum and see course outlines and descriptions for our two learning tracks.

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Students gain diverse experience at academic facilities and over 25 clinical affiliate sites.

Our Facilities


View exam pass rates and job placement rates for recent graduates.

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Read program policies regarding admissions, privacy, employment, drug testing and more.

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Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Accreditation Information

Prerequisites & Requirements

Applicants must meet one of three prerequisite educational pathways to be eligible for our program. You must also have patient care experience and meet certain personal requirements.

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Academic Affiliations

Some students apply to our program through our partner universities. Our current academic affiliates are Carroll University, Concordia University and Marian University.

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition costs and fees vary based on whether you’re an allied health professional, Bachelor of Science degree applicant or university affiliate applicant.

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Apply to the Program

Learn how to apply to the School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography at St. Luke’s in Milwaukee and get information about the application process and requirements.

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Sonography Program Forms

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