About Our School
- The school originally began in 1976, with a single classroom in a local
hospital. At that time, it was known as the School of Diagnostic Medical
Sonography. Today, as we celebrate our 33rd year in ultrasound education,
the school has grown to over 4,800 square feet, and now utilizes multiple
clinical affiliates. The name changed to Florida Institute of Ultrasound,
Inc., in 1979.
Location / Facilities
- The Florida Institute of Ultrasound, Inc, and it's governing body are
located at 8800 University Parkway, Suite A-4, Pensacola, Florida (Map).The building consists of a single story structure which includes office
spaces, library facilities, two classrooms, six scanning rooms, eight
restrooms, and a media suite.
A wide variety of equipment, located at the school and it's clinical
affiliates, is available to expose the student to all aspects of
ultrasound. Every month, more than 4,000 exams are performed at local
affiliates in the areas of abdomen, obstetrics and gynecology,
echocardiography, venous, arterial, carotid, power Doppler, and small
of the Florida Institute of Ultrasound, Inc. is to provide a quality
education in the field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography: integrating
didactic and practical clinical experience in order to produce graduates
who are qualified and competent to enter the field of Diagnostic Medical
The program aims
to develop competent and professional ultrasonographers, who are
proficient to enter the field of diagnostic medical ultrasound, and are
capable of passing the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical
Sonographers examination, and have a high degree of adaptability in a
rapidly advancing field. A further aim of the program is to develop
qualities of leadership: which are a prerequisite to teaching and
supervision in the field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
- It is the express intent of Florida Institute of Ultrasound, Inc. to
provide a current and well-rounded course of study in the ever-expanding
field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The faculty and staff will provide
updated material and relevant audiovisual presentations as part of the
curriculum. It is our goal to provide an educational format, both didactic
and clinical, that will be flexible enough to incorporate new data while
remaining dedicated to the basic fundamentals of ultrasound. Finally, it
is our goal to instill a desire for continued growth in diagnostic medical
sonography, along with being able to compose and submit technical articles
In this way, each student can contribute to the theory and practice of the
field of ultrasound.
- It is the
objective of the Florida Institute of Ultrasound, Inc. to provide an
extensive study of ultrasound principles and instrumentation and to teach
various scanning techniques. We will provide the student with the basic
knowledge to evaluate pertinent clinical data and recognize disease
entities in order to produce a diagnostically significant exam.
Institute of Ultrasound, Inc. has been accredited by the
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools since 1985, which is listed
by the US Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting
agency under the provisions of Chapter 33, Title 39, US Code and
subsequent legislation. ABHES can be reached at 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite
314 N, Falls Church, Virginia, (703)917-9503.
- The Florida
Institute of Ultrasound, Inc. is licensed by the Commission for
Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional
information regarding this Institute may be obtained by contacting the
Commission at 325 West Gaines St., Suite 1414, Tallahassee, Florida,
Florida Institute of Ultrasound
8800 University Parkway, Suite A-4
Pensacola, FL 32514-4927
Located in the Dogwood Towne Offices.
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