Diagnostic Medical sonographers use ultrasound to produce images of various parts and areas of the body including the abdominal organs and structures, obstetrics and gynecology, superficial structures (e.g., thyroid, breast, vessels prostate and testicles), and the newborn (brain, spine and hips). The images aid physicians in diagnosing and treating certain diseases and conditions. This is a non-invasive procedure.
Ultrasound technology can be used to diagnose a range of significant health issues. It also provides the first crucial images of a developing fetus. Students earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program study in the classroom and apply this knowledge in clinical settings to be a part of this exciting-and illuminating-healthcare field. On average a student who graduates from this program will have a starting salary of approximately $21.50 an hour or $44,700 per year.
Students enrolled in this program complete 66 hours of General Education courses and 55 semester hours in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program major. Graduates meet published requirements by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) to apply for the examination to become a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.
To learn more about programs available through the Bryan College of Health Sciences School of Health Professions, contact the Admissions Office at (402) 481-8697.