Education Driven By Students

For more than 20 years, WCUI has been educating students with the knowledge they need to become successful working professionals. Founded in 1998 by Dr. Neville Smith, M.D., a board-certified radiologist, and Myra Chason, BS, BSN, RDMS, a well-known diagnostic medical sonography instructor, WCUI has always had the goal of providing the highest quality sonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) education.

Our leadership, faculty, and staff are highly educated medical professionals, many of whom are well known in the healthcare community. Their experience paves the way for your success. We are dedicated to providing an education that focuses on a promising career through an engaging, instructive, and supportive environment that continues beyond graduation.

Our instructors stay after hours to assist our student’s needs, our campus director’s office doors are always open. Everyone on staff and in the classroom share one top priority: helping students into their careers.

We are a family of field-experienced sonographers and technologists who understand your career ambitions because we have experienced them ourselves. We believe you are the future of healthcare, and we take your passion and turn it into the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to launch a successful career.


In Memory of Dr. Neville Smith

Dr. Neville Smith

Dr. Neville Smith, Board Certified Radiologist, Co-Founder of WCUI, & Medical Director of Ultrasound Institute Medical Group (UIMG)

Dr. Smith was dedicated to enhancing quality education in the art and science of Medical Sonography and MRI. We honor his memory and his contributions to WCUI in maintaining quality education, curriculum innovation, and an effective course of clinical rotations. Dr. Smith also created an affordable ultrasound clinic for serving the less fortunate members of the Los Angeles area. WCUI is in perpetual gratitude for having been a part of his vision which still is viable today. Although we no longer have the pleasure of having a personal relationship with him, we continue to admire the footprints he left behind as his legacy is carried on through the students and staff that knew and loved him and all of those who have followed.



To provide quality medical imaging and nursing education for students of all backgrounds, and to fill the growing job market with passionate, knowledgeable, and skilled sonographers and MRI Technicians.


WCUI’s mission is to provide our students with a solid foundation in their field of study. We are dedicated to giving these students a well‐balanced curriculum, which includes classroom instruction, laboratory training, and supervised clinical experience. Students are taught in a supportive educational environment by a highly qualified staff of professionals. We aim to produce superior graduates with the knowledge and confidence necessary to succeed both professionally and financially. Our goal is to make WCUI the preferred source of education in the community for each of our specified fields of study.

WCUI School of Medical Imaging is a division of Triad Education. Triad Education and its Colleges are nationally accredited by ACCSC, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. WCUI has been an ACCSC-accredited private post-secondary vocational school since 2001. We have expanded beyond our initial location in Beverly Hills, CA to maintain campuses in Ontario, CA, and Phoenix, AZ, our new main campus in Los Angeles, CA, and our latest fourth campus in San Marcos, CA. We currently have more than a thousand students and offer a variety of programs in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Cardiovascular Sonography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Pediatric Cardiac Ultrasound and Congenital Heart Disease.

Triad Education is founded and operated by medical professionals and leaders dedicated to providing quality education to the next generation of healthcare heroes. Our leaders and educators at Triad know the importance of a confident, knowledgeable, sonographer, MRI technologist, and medical professional because they have experienced this profession first-hand. Formerly West Coast Ultrasound Institute, the transition to Triad Education allows our colleges to continue to evolve and provide our students, alumni, and community the educational experience they expect from WCUI and need to improve the future of healthcare and succeed in their careers.



Myra Chason, of WCUI

WCUI opens its main campus in Beverly Hills, California by founder Dr. Neville Smith, a board-certified radiologist and Myra Chason, a nurse and registered sonographer.
WCUI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
WCUI is approved by the Department of Education to participate in the Title IV Financial Aid program.

WCUI Ontario, California campus

WCUI opens the Ontario, CA campus.

WCUI Phoenix, Arizona campus

WCUI opens the Phoenix, Arizona campus.
WCUI Phoenix receives the 2012 ACCSC School of Distinction Award.
WCUI launches Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Bachelor of Science in Cardiovascular Sonography program.

FORBES and ACCSC recognition

Forbes ranks WCUI #20 in the 2017 Top 30 Two-Year Trade School list.
WCUI Phoenix receives the 2017 ACCSC School of Excellence Award.
WCUI receives the 2017 ACCSC Excellence in Community Service Award.

WCUI Los Angeles

WCUI expands their main campus to Los Angles, California with a floor built out exclusively for WCUI and our students.

Chandler Dixon

Chandler Dixon, a WCUI Cardiovascular Sonography Graduate receives the 2019 ACCSC Outstanding Graduate Award.

WCUI Phoenix campus moving

WCUI Phoenix moves in the summer of July 2020 to a brand new campus built in the heart of the Bioscience Healthcare District.

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