Diagnostic Medical Sonography (BS)
What is A Diagnostic Medical Sonography (BS) Degree?
Diagnostic medical sonography provides a non-invasive way to develop 2D and 3D images of parts of the body using ultrasound devices to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. It’s become especially important to treat heart and vascular disease. A degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography will allow students to operate this equipment and document the results.
While working on this degree, students will take general education and fundamental science and behavior science coursework in the first two years of training and then focus on the specific theoretical coursework and extensive—up to about 35 hours per week–clinical practicum experiences in the field. They learn how to review the patient’s records to determine appropriate procedures, operate the equipment in the way best suited to the patient, and then document the results to be read and interpreted by the attending physician. Patient education and contact methods are also reviewed and practiced with real patients.