Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Proper treatment of healthcare patients always depends on an accurate diagnosis. Sonography is an imaging process, also referred to as ultrasound, that is often used to assist doctors in gathering the information necessary to make a diagnosis. Doctors rely on highly skilled sonographers to perform ultrasounds and gather the necessary data.
As a sonographer, you will assist patients undergoing the procedure and operate the sonography equipment to collect images. You will use your training to provide patient care and scan patients to produce ultrasound images looking for subtle differences between healthy and pathologic areas to provide for the interpreting physician to make a diagnosis.
The LCCC sonography program provides a well-rounded and generalized education that includes training in abdominal (liver, kidneys, spleen and pancreas) and obstetrics/gynecology (the female reproductive system and pregnancies) with an introduction into vascular (blood flows). Sonographers may also specialize in vascular (blood flows), pediatrics, breast and musculoskeletal areas.
Graduates of this program are eligible to take the national certification examination in sonographic principles and instrumentation, and specialty examinations in abdomen and in obstetrics and gynecology, which are given by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
Most Diagnostic Medical Sonographers work in hospitals, although career opportunities also exist in physician’s offices and medical and diagnostic laboratories.
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Craig Peneff, MHHS, RDMS, RVT
University Partnership Programs
Our Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program courses may transfer to these university partnership programs: