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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Associate of Applied Science


Diagnostic ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves and other diagnostic techniques for medical purposes. This health care service requires highly skilled and competent professionals who are an integral part of the health care team. The practitioner is competent in production, use, recognition and analysis of ultrasound images and patterns used for patient diagnosis and treatment. The practitioner must be knowledgeable in the health care system, pertinent clinical history and related diagnostic procedures, ultrasound physics and instrumentation, normal anatomy and pathological variants. A diagnostic medical sonographer is a highly-skilled professional who uses specialized equipment to create images of structures inside the human body that are used by physicians to make a medical diagnosis. Sonographers have extensive, direct patient contact that may include performing some invasive procedures. They must be able to interact compassionately and effectively with people who range from healthy to critically ill. Offered on the Toledo-area campus, The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Majors offers students a combination of didactic instruction with practical application of knowledge and skills in affiliating hospitals. Graduates must take and pass a national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists also offers a credentialing examination. Passing of this examination credentials graduates as Sonographers.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in collaboration with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS), (Accredited to Spring, 2019).