Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate (RAD 415, RAD 416, RAD 417 & RAD 418)

All applicants must hold an unencumbered radiographic license and/or an appropriate certification in radiologic discipline

Program of Study

RAD 415 – DMS Physics & Instrumentation (Including Practicum)

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the theories and principles of ultrasound physics. The student will gain an understanding of the history of ultrasound and its usefulness as a diagnostic imaging modality. The student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of ultrasound equipment and accessories, how to use them safely and with maximum efficiency. Methods and techniques of optimizing the ultrasound equipment will be discussed. Clinical competencies will be performed at the clinical sites.

30 hours theory

400 clinical hours

Credits: 4


RAD 416 – DMS Abdomen (Including Practicum)

 This course is designed to instruct the student in the normal anatomy and physiology of the organs in the upper abdomen and retro- peritoneal structures. The sonographic appearance of normal anatomy and common pathology will be addressed. Methods and techniques of scanning will be discussed and reinforced during clinical rotations. Clinical competencies will be performed at the clinical sites.

45 hours theory

450 clinical hours

Credits: 5


RAD 417 – DMS Vascular & Small Parts (Including Practicum)

This course is designed to instruct the student in the normal anatomy and physiology of the breast, scrotum and testicles, and the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Vascular structures will include the carotid arteries, upper and lower extremity and arterial and venous sonography, and peripheral visceral vascular anatomy. The sonographic appearance of normal anatomy and common pathology will be addressed. Methods and techniques of scanning will be discussed and reinforced during clinical rotations. Tests and quizzes will be given. Clinical competencies will be performed at the clinical sites.

45 hours theory

450 clinical hours

Credits: 5

 


RAD 418 – DMS OB-GYN (Including Practicum)

 This course is designed to instruct the student in the normal anatomy and physiology of the structures of the female pelvis. The sonographic appearance of normal anatomy and common pathology will be addressed. Methods and techniques of scanning will be discussed and reinforced during clinical rotations. Clinical competencies will be performed at the clinical sites.

45 hours theory

400 clinical hours

Credits: 4

 

Certificate Program Length is 12 months

 

Pre-Requisite:  Must hold an unencumbered radiographic license and/or an appropriate certification in radiologic discipline

Co-Requisites: Bio 331, RAD 301

Admission Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Appropriate certification in radiologic discipline and/or unencumbered licensure as a radiographer
  • Official college transcript (if applicable)
  • Copy of CPR Certification

Cost: See Certificate Program Cost Sheet

Start Date: Summer