Salary Range Potential:
Active Listening, Problem Solving, Service Inclination, Human Connection
Types of Employers:
Hospitals And Clinics, Physicians' Offices, Medical Centers
A diagnostic medical sonographer, also known simply as a sonographer, uses imaging equipment and soundwaves to form images of many parts of the body, known as ultrasounds. They are trained to acquire and analyze these sonographic images. These images are used to help doctors diagnose and treat many medical conditions. Since ultrasound is a non-invasive way to visualize internal organs, it is often the first imaging test performed when disease is detected. Diagnostic medical sonographers, therefore, have an important role in conducting and interpreting initial imaging tests that may help narrow down a patient’s diagnosis and quickly get them the care they need.
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The program is designed to prepare students for employment in hospitals or clinics as Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. Sonographers produce diagnostic images/exams of body structures as directed by supervising physicians. This program will focus on principles of sonographic physics and instrumentation, abdominal, obstetric & gynecologic, and advanced sonographic procedures in preparation for the ARDMS registry exam (a national certifying board examination). Completion of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program offers and Associate Degree of Applied Science.
Pre-requisites required:Applicants must meet Northeast Mississippi Community College admission requirements.
Length of Program:1 year
Summary of Program Requirements:Applicants must meet Northeast Mississippi Community College admission requirements.
Skills NeededActive Listening, Problem Solving, Service Inclination, Human Connection