Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Associate of Applied Science: 2-year program (65 semester credit hours)
- Certificate: Level 2 (41 semester credit hours)
- Job opportunities: Careers
- Full program is offered at: Trinity River Campus East
- About Our Program
- Program Outcomes
- Selective Admission
- How to Apply
- Performance Requirements
- Cost Analysis
Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC)
Already hold a registry with ARRT?
You enter the program by applying for the ATC if you currently hold a registry with the ARRT in:
- Nuclear medicine
- Radiation therapy
This certificate follows the A.A.S. program curriculum—minus the prerequisites.
We will post future dates as soon as they are scheduled.
Attending an information session is an application requirement.
Role of the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
What do they do?
Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a branch of radiology.
Sonography equipment directs non-ionizing, high frequency sounds waves into areas of a patient’s body to collect reflected echoes that form an image. A physician interprets the image to diagnose a variety of diseases and conditions.
Working under the supervision of physicians, diagnostic medical sonographers:
- Gather, review and integrate patient histories and data
- Instruct and care for patients
- Record anatomic, physiologic and pathologic data
- Process sonographic data
- Maintain and operate sonography equipment
- Uphold professional standards and ethics
To graduate well-trained, compassionate, entry-level general and vascular sonographers who demonstrate the ability to think critically, communicate effectively and positively contribute to the care of others.
The goal of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is to prepare competent entry-level general and vascular sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
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Updated October 25, 2018