Sonography Students Earn 100% Pass Rate on National Exam


Six Angelina College sonography students recently earned a 100 percent pass rate on the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (S.P.I.) Exam. The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (A.R.D.M.S.) administers this examination and awards credentials in areas of ultrasound.

Kate Collmorgen of Lufkin, Whitney Keith and Heaven-Lee Banda, both of Shepherd; Yesenia Sandoval of Jacksonville, Brittni Byrd of Grapeland, and Rylee Hudspeth of Center all not only passed the exam, but also scored in the 93rd percentile.

“The national pass rate for the S.P.I. exam is 78 percent, while historically A.C. students continue to have a 100 percent pass rate,” said Casey Davis, A.C. sonography program director.

The students will take their specialty exam in Abdomen and/or OB/Gynecology during the spring semester in order to complete their certification. When they graduate they will hold the credential, Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (R.D.M.S.).

The R.D.M.S. distinguishes those in the sonography profession and demonstrates that sonographers have the knowledge and skills to provide top care to patients. It also increases career opportunities, and shows a commitment to excellence.

“The faculty could not be more proud of these six students and look forward to their impending success” Davis said.

For information about the Sonography program at Angelina College, call 936-633-5268 or email cdavis@angelina.edu.

Angelina College sonography students Kate Collmorgen, Whitney Keith, Heaven-Lee Banda, Yesenia Sandoval, Brittni Byrd, Rylee Hudspeth. recently earned a 100 percent pass rate on the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation Exam administered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Angelina College sonography students Kate Collmorgen, Whitney Keith, Heaven-Lee Banda, Yesenia Sandoval, Brittni Byrd, Rylee Hudspeth recently earned a 100 percent pass rate on the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation Exam administered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.