Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Ultrasound Technologist training program

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to produce a dynamic visual image of internal organs, tissues, or blood flow inside the body. Student will be educated on the necessary technical skills to perform abdominal, obstetrical and gynecological, and vascular sonography procedures.

Program Courses:

  • Medical Terminology and Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation
  • Scanning techniques of Abdominal & Superficial body parts (Head, Neck, Breast etc.)
  • Scanning techniques of OB/GYN (Female reproductive system)
  • Vascular Scanning

Program Length and Schedule:

  • 2240 Clock Hours
  • Classroom Instruction & Lab – 1640 Hours
  • Clinical Externship – 800 Hours
Upcoming Schedule
Length 20 Months
Schedule Day: 9am – 2pm
Start Date Feb 26, 2018
Requirements Associates Degree Admission Exam

Prerequisites:

  • Pass Admissions Exam
  • Associates Degree

Clinical Externship:

  • The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program requires students to complete 800 clinical hour prior to graduation. AIHT Education has clinical affiliations with numerous healthcare facilities throughout Connecticut and the surrounding area. Students are not permitted to begin the internship until all required classroom and lab hours are completed. Students will learn job related situations and how to handle these situations while working under the supervision of a trained professional in the field. Students must record all exams that they have observed and/or performed on a daily exam log sheet. Throughout the externship clinical preceptor will evaluate the student monthly based on clinical evaluation criteria.

Next Step:

  • After completion of the graduation requirements, students may appear for American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) registry exam. The first part of the exam would be to take the Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) examination which tests basic physical principles and instrumentation knowledge essential to sonography professionals and students. Most student take this exam once they pass the Ultrasound Physic class. To earn a Register Diagnostic Medical Sonography (RDMS) credential, students must pass the SPI examination and a corresponding specialty examination within five years. ARDMS certification shows fellow healthcare professionals, employers and the medical facilities you work with that you work towards achieving excellence in the field of Sonography.
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