three individuals looking at and using ultrasound machine

UNLV’s Ultrasound Program Director Finds Her Ultimate Career

With her clinical contacts and student focus, Melinda Bechtel built the ultrasound degree program into a career launching pad.

UNLV ultrasound program director Melinda Bechtel, left, helps guide a student, Stefani Romero, through an imaging procedure as she scans fellow student, Caitlin Villanueva. Bechtel joined the ultrasound program within the Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences 25 years ago and has helped it grow immensely. (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)


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