Certificate Program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is designed to prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. This program at Sanford-Brown is designed to prepare students to perform diagnostic ultrasound examinations required of an entry-level general sonographer to include, but not be limited to, the abdomen, pelvis, pregnant female pelvis, and superficial structures. Students are also introduced to vascular ultrasound.

Students will have the opportunity to study the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of scanned organ systems, recognize the sonographic patterns of the organs, learn the protocols for a logical and thorough survey of the organs, and provide accurate and technical impressions to the interpreting physician.

The core curriculum is structured to include an on-campus lecture component, an on-campus imaging laboratory component, and an off-campus integrated clinical component. The final externship portion of the curriculum is structured to include supervised experiences in the clinical environment that require competencies, logs, and evaluations completed by the student.

At the conclusion of the program, graduates who have diligently attended class and their externship, studied, and practiced their skills should have the skills to seek entry-level employment as diagnostic medical sonographers.

Accreditation

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).

Accreditation is a voluntary process which may be undertaken by schools to demonstrate compliance with specific standards designed to indicate a level of education quality. Each campus has been approved by its respective Institutional Accreditor to offer all of its currently available programs.

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What career opportunities can you pursue upon successful completion of this program?

  • Ultrasound Sonographer
  • Ultrasound Technologist
  • Ultrasound Technician
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Sonographer

What are some of the topics you will study in this program?

  • Sonographic Patterns of Organs
  • Proper Protocols to Survey Organs
  • Technical Impressions
  • Laboratory Procedure Component

Credits earned at Sanford-Brown are usually not transferable to public or private non-profit colleges or universities.

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