Diagnostic medical sonography includes general sonography, cardiac sonography, vascular technology and various subspecialties.
General sonographers, cardiac sonographers and vascular technologists are highly skilled professionals who care for patients using diagnostic techniques under the supervision of a licensed doctor of medicine or osteopathy. They provide services in a variety of medical settings where the physician is responsible for the use and interpretation of procedures.
To help physicians gather necessary data to reach diagnostic decisions, sonographers and technologists:
No two sonography programs are exactly alike. Keep these questions in mind during your research:
Is the program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)? This ensures the program meets the minimum requirements for a quality education.
Learn more about the importance of accreditation:
Does the program offer academic and clinical training in any advanced fields of ultrasound? If so, what are they?
What percentage of students are employed within six months of graduation?