Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Smith Chason College’s WCUI School of Medical Imaging Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography program prepares students to use non-invasive techniques for essential diagnostics as sonographers. Sonographers serve as the doctor’s eyes, helping diagnose life-threatening medical conditions. A bachelor’s degree in diagnostic medical sonography provides a more in-depth journey into vascular, obstetric and gynecologic, abdominal, and musculoskeletal sonography along with other protocols for diagnostic medical sonographers. Musculoskeletal ultrasound is a quickly developing field in sonography that needs more ultrasound technicians with musculoskeletal knowledge. These advanced courses will give students a stronger education and set them apart from other sonographers once they enter the field.

Graduates from the bachelor’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program can specialize in a wide range of fields such as obstetrics and gynecology, and abdominal, vascular, breast or musculoskeletal diagnostics. The program can be completed in as few as 36 months, and students become eligible for relevant ARDMS and ARRT registry exams upon graduation.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Through classroom lectures and hands-on experience, including an externship, students in our Diagnostic Medical Sonography program will learn:

  • Vascular, Abdominal, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Musculoskeletal Ultrasounds, and Superficial Structures, such as Thyroid and Breast. In addition to, modules in advanced training in Vascular, Biopsies procedures, as well as Emergency Ultrasound.
  • Ultrasound procedures for biopsy and preventative screening protocols
  • How to relate anatomy and physiology to the field of diagnostic medical sonography
  • How to care for patients undergoing ultrasound procedures
  • How to demonstrate entry-level clinical knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the care of patients undergoing ultrasound procedures
  • Ethics and professionalism

PREPARE FOR YOUR CAREER IN DMS

Our Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography program can prepare you for entry-level careers. WCUI strongly recommends obtaining certifications to provide you with the best knowledge and opportunities when entering the sonography field. WCUI provides registry reviews and assistance with the registry exam process. To learn more about the registries associated with the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography program see our Pathway to Registry graphic. *

  • The American Registry of Radiologic Technology – ARRT.org
  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography – ARDMS.org

* These registries are independent organizations and the prerequisites for eligibility can change at any time without WCUI’s knowledge or consent. This document is meant to be a guide only and all students should review the registry’s website for the most up-to-date information.

HYBRID PROGRAMS

In response to COVID-19, WCUI has moved to a hybrid educational model so your education doesn’t miss a beat. Our program combines online lecture classes with in-person ultrasound labs and 6-months of externship at a hospital or clinical site.

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