Diagnostic Medical Sonography
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program combines didactic and clinical study that enables the graduate to function in the medical community as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. Sonographers perform medical imaging using sophisticated ultrasound instrumentation. Coursework in the Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree program includes effective communication and patient care skills combined with knowledge of physics, human anatomy, physiology, and pathology; all of which are essential skills in obtaining high quality sonography images. Graduates find employment in hospitals, physician’s offices, mobile services and private clinics.
For more information about careers in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, visit the O*NET database of occupational information at http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2032.00.
RDMS: Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (subject to passing national certification exam)
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) examinations in the areas of:
- Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI)
- Abdomen (AB)
- Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN)
To obtain the RDMS credential, an individual must pass the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation Examination in addition to at least one other specialty exam. For additional information on sonography credentials, please visit the web site for American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers at www.ardms.org.
For further information and course offerings, please contact the Director of Marketing and Community Relations at 804.765.6756 or send an e-mail.
Updated June 2012.