Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
A Sonography School in TexasThe 65SCH Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program prepares individuals for a career as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. A registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is able to perform diagnostic ultrasounds in the hospital, clinic and office setting, under the supervision of a physician.
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What Will I Learn?Through classroom study and supervised clinical experience, the medical sonographer learns to perform diagnostic ultrasounds to produce pictures of the organs of the body, obstetrical female and male reproduction organs, thyroid and vascular exams, using high frequency sound waves. These examination are used to diagnose fetal anomalies, congenital disorders, cancers and benign tumors, as well as other diseases and disorders. Types of examinations include 2D and 3D Echo, M-Mode, color flow and spectral Doppler The Medical Sonographer may work in hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices.
What Can I Do With This Degree?The registered medical sonographer is able to work in hospitals, clinic and physician’s offices, performing diagnostic ultrasounds.
Degree RequirementsA minimum grade of 'C' must be earned in all courses required for graduation. In addition, a grade point average of 2.5 must be maintained while enrolled in the program. Students successfully completing the program will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
Application deadline is April 1st of each year. Your completed packet must be turned in to the sonography department, including official transcripts, current CPR card, 24 hours observation, and background check.