Weather Closure

University of Alaska Anchorage campus will be closed September 24, 2021 beginning at 6:40 AM, due to weather. Students and employees should check their email for more information. The university will remain closed for the weekend and reopen on Monday morning.

The Alaska Airlines Center will be open Saturday, September 25, for the home volleyball match that afternoon.

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.