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Diagnostic Medical Sonography


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Program Overview

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program offers a 72-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree that takes 3-5 years to complete depending on completion of prerequisite, program, and application requirements.  The program trains individuals for employment as a general sonographer or ultrasound techs.  The program is designed for individuals who already have training and experience providing direct care to patients.

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What is sonography?

Sonography, or ultrasound, is an imaging specialty that uses sound waves. Sonographers operate specialized equipment that transmits high frequency sound waves into a patient's body. Structures within the body reflect the sound to form cross-sectional images. These images are interpreted by physicians, most commonly radiologists. Sonographers work in a variety of medical settings from doctor offices to large medical centers.