Diagnostic Medical Sonography

DEGREE LEVELS


Certificate
The Division of Health Professions

The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is a skilled person qualified by academic and clinical preparation to perform ultrasound exams under the supervision of a qualified physician. The Sonographer may provide this service in a variety of medical settings, where the physician is responsible for the use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures.

Specifically, the graduate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography will be prepared with the skills necessary to perform ultrasound examinations, provide patient care and record the anatomic, pathologic, and/or physiologic data for interpretation by the physician.

The program of study includes thirty-six (36) credit hours of didactic, college laboratory and clinical sessions. Learning experience emphasize ultrasound physics, abdominal, and OB/GYN sonography. Sonography related to small body structures and special procedures is also included. Extensive clinical experience is provided at Western New York health care facilities.

The graduate is eligible to sit for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certifying Examinations for Physics, Abdominal, and OB/GYN Sonography.


Resources
DMS Gainful Employment Information


 

PROGRAM STATISTICS

$64K

Entry-level positions begin at $52K while the average salary in Western New York is $64K.

 

24%

In the next 10 years, employment is expected grow 24 percent due to the evolution of imaging technology.

Program Requirements

Specific Admission Requirements for DMS Program:

Candidates for admission to this program must be a graduate of an A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology, a B.S. in Radiologic Technology, or Diploma in a Radiologic Technology program.

  • Minimum of 3.0 cumulative average.*
  • Interview with Program Director.
  • Official transcripts from secondary and post-secondary institutions required.

*Diploma Graduates: Transcripts will be reviewed to determine compliance with academic requirements.

Minimum Certificate Requirements:

A total of 36 credit hours with a Quality Point Average of 2.0

  • Cross Sectional Anatomy
    3
  • Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography
    3
  • Physics of Ultrasound I
    2
  • Abdominal Sonography I
    2
  • Abdominal Sonography Laboratory I
    1
  • Pelvic Sonography
    2
  • Pelvic Sonography Laboratory
    1
  • Sonography Clinical Practicum I
    3

Semester 1

17

  • Obstetrical Sonography
    3
  • Physics of Ultrasound II
    1
  • Abdominal Sonography II
    2
  • Abdominal Sonography Laboratory II
    1
  • Seminar/Research Course
    1
  • Special Sonographic Procedures
    2
  • Sonography Clinical Practicum II
    3

Semester 2

13