Ultrasound Courses in Ireland

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Ultrasound Courses in Ireland
Ultrasound is a subspecialty of radiography. (control panel of ultrasound scanner image by starush from Fotolia.com)

An ultrasound imaging professional in Ireland is called an ultrasonographer, or sonographer for short. Medical professionals use ultrasound to assess foetuses in the womb, diagnose disease and treat certain medical conditions.

Many sonography education pathways are available in Ireland. Students normally earn a three-year degree in radiography and postgraduate certification in medical ultrasound or its equivalent, as recommended by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education.

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CASE Recommended Courses

CASE researches the best academic programs for sonographers in the United Kingdom, including diagnostic and therapeutic. It consists of six organisations, including the Society of Vascular Technology of Great Britain and Ireland. CASE accredits and monitors U.K. ultrasound education programs.


207 Providence Square

Mill Street

London, England



Society and College of Radiographers

The Society and College of Radiographers is one of the oldest radiography organisations in the world. It represents most of the imaging specialists in the United Kingdom, including Ireland and Northern Ireland. The society offers postgraduate courses in medical ultrasound.

Society and College of Radiographers

207 Providence Square

Mill Street

London, England



University College Dublin

In the University College Dublin health sciences program, an undergraduate degree in radiography is available, including classes covering fundamentals, technology, technique, research and examination. The degree depends on submission of a thesis and completion of a professional internship. Ultrasound imaging is part of the curriculum and encouraged as a career focus after graduation.

University College Dublin


Dublin 4



University of Ulster

In Northern Ireland, the University of Ulster offers degrees in diagnostic and therapeutic radiography. Academic studies include anatomy, physiology, radiation protection and ultrasound imaging. All students are required to participate in clinical hospital experience.

University of Ulster

Shore Road


Co. Antrim

BT37 0QB

Northern Ireland


National Health Service of England Resources

The National Health Service of England has a library of course listings throughout the United Kingdom. The library highlights accelerated learning opportunities where a degree in diagnostic radiology is available in a two-year, full-time program.


Riverside House

2a Southwark Bridge Road

London, England



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