Diagnostic Medical Sonography

About Us



Carolyn deleo, RDMS, RVT, RT (R), M.A, ED
Program chair

Clinical and Lab Coordinator

I joined Valencia College in May of 2015. I have been practicing as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer since the early 80’s. I am credentialed as a Radiographer through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and as a Sonographer through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography in Abdomen, OB/GYN, Breast, Pediatrics, and Vascular.

 I have been involved in the education of sonography students since the early 90’s through many different capacities. My most recent position was that of Program Director at Yale-New Haven Hospital School of Diagnostic Ultrasound in New Haven, Connecticut.

I received my Associates Degree in Radiologic Technology from Mattatuck Community College (now known as Naugatuck Valley Community College), Bachelor’s Degree from University of Connecticut, and Master’s Degree in Adult Education from University of Phoenix.

“There is a very important difference between sonographers and other imaging technologists. Other technologists may reject an image because of sub-optimal technical quality, but the sonographer usually rejects over 95% of the scans because they do not provide the diagnosis. The sonographer must make the diagnosis and be able to interpret the scan to document the presence of any abnormalities. This is the unique responsibility of the sonographer.” Kenneth J. Taylor, MD. PhD, FACP 1939 - 2003




Michelle Sanchez, AA, AS, RDMS

Clinical and Lab Instructor

I have been a part of the Valencia family since 2006. I am currently Supervisor of the Ultrasound Dept at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee. Prior to that I was a staff sonographer at Boston Diagnostic Imaging in Altamonte Springs. I am also a proud graduate of Valencia’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.

I have a teenage son and cherish the love of family and friends.

I believe that laughter heals all pain and a good sense of humor keeps you young.