The diagnostic medical sonography program offers the academic preparation, laboratory and clinical training for a career as a diagnostic medical sonographer. This curriculum provides students with the entry-level skills needed to use diagnostic ultrasound equipment under the supervision of a physician for the use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures. Sonographers assist in gathering sonographic data necessary to reach diagnostic decisions. Sonographers work in a variety of healthcare settings, including regional medical centers, hospitals, diagnostic centers, clinics and doctors’ offices. They perform their duties in diagnostic labs, trauma centers, emergency rooms, operating rooms, interventional suites, labor and delivery facilities, and at the bedside.
Students who successfully complete all requirements of the program are eligible to apply to take the American Registry in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Exam.