Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a technique using high frequency sound to create images of specific areas of the body, from which pathology may be diagnosed in areas such as obstetrics and ophthalmology. As medical patients continue to seek safer imaging alternatives, the field of sonography is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. A competent sonographer must have a thorough knowledge of anatomy, cross-sectional anatomy and pathology, as well as the skills to manipulate a wide variety of sophisticated instruments. Jobs typically are found in public and private hospitals, private physician's practices, medical and diagnostic laboratories, and mobile imaging services.
Associate in Science Degree
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
The Associate in Science degree in diagnostic medical sonography trains students to meet the health care needs of their community in the imaging field as professional diagnostic medical sonographers, and apply the concept of life-long learning through professional growth activities. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs. and students who take a full course load can finish in as little as two years.