What is Diagnostic Medical Sonography?
Diagnostic Medical Sonography, also known as Ultrasound, is a diagnostic process that creates images of the structures inside the human body. This images are then evaluated and used by the physician to make a medical diagnosis. The process involves placing a device called a transducer on a patient’s skin near the area to be scanned. The transducer sends a stream of high frequency sound waves into the patient’s body and the affected area that bounce off the internal structures. A computer analyzes these sounds to form an image for the radiologist to interpret the pathology. Unlike X-ray, Sonography is a radiation-free imaging modality.
Our DMS program is an eighteen (18) month Associate of Applied Science Degree program designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as a Sonographer. Consisting of both on-campus and online classes, the DMS program is designed to offer you the flexibility of online classes while still focusing on the benefit of hands-on training in our on-campus labs.
Students will receive training from qualified and experienced instructors in a classroom setting, modern on-campus laboratories and also an offsite clinical externship!
- Medical and Sonography Terminology
- Human gross and sectional anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology
- Acoustical Physics, Doppler Ultrasound principles and ultrasound instrumentation
- Sonographic appearances of the normal and abnormal neck, non-cardiac chest, breasts, and abdominal organs and peripheral vessels
- Sonographic appearance of the normal and abnormal female pelvis
- Sonographic appearance of the maternal, embryonic and fetal anatomy during all trimesters
- Performing Sonographic studies of the abdomen, superficial structures, non-cardiac chest, gravid and non-gravid pelvis
- Sonographic studies and gross anatomy of the venous and arterial systems of the upper and lower limbs, carotid artery, and hemodynamic flow concepts
- Issues in health care and safety