About Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Sonography, sometimes called ultrasound, is one of the fastest-growing diagnostic imaging careers that are currently available in any location of the country. The professional level of this health care modality requires highly skilled and competent individuals. The diagnostic medical sonographer is a technologist who is well versed in human anatomy and pathology and skilled in the operation of specialized imaging equipment. The sonographer uses state-of-the-art technology to scan patients to obtain images that help physicians diagnose disease. Through the use of sound waves, the sonographer is able to perform abdominal and obstetric-gynecologic sonographic examinations. The sonographer plays a responsible role in the diagnosis of a patient's illness and must be a knowledgeable, resourceful, and caring individual prepared to serve in the best interest of the patient while working closely with the physician.
Upon successful completion of the program the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and will be eligible to take the examinations of General Physics and Instrumentation, Abdomen, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Recipients of the degree are prepared to function in staff entry level positions in hospitals and other health related facilities.