DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL Sonography
Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
*Mandatory orientation occurs approximately one week prior to start date
CITY COLLEGE ALLOWS YOU TO CHOOSE YOUR PATH
The purpose of City College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) Program is to ensure that students receive a well-rounded education and necessary skillset related to the major specialties within the field.
- OB/GYN (General Sonography)
- Vascular Sonography
While our students receive training in their respective tracks, in-class and laboratory coursework provides exposure to all four specialties, making them well-rounded in the field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
Clinical rotations begin in the 3rd quarter and are guaranteed in the primary pathway selected. Students are also encouraged to select a second and third specialty choice to add to their clinical experience.
City College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ultrasound) Program is designed to prepare students in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
The program combines classroom, lab, and clinical practice components, providing students with a well-rounded curriculum and training in sonography, covering all four specialties: abdominal, gynecology/obstetrics, vascular and echocardiography, while allowing students to choose their primary specialty for clinical rotations.
- Small class sizes
- Personalized approach to support student success
- Hand-on clinical training at hospitals and other affiliated sites, starting in the 3rd quarter
- Graduates eligible to apply to sit for the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
- Lab taught by qualified specialists in the field
- Additional open lab hours and tutoring available to all students
- Financial assistance is available to those who apply and qualify
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ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY
Diagnostic Medical Sonography is medical imaging that uses non ionizing ultrasound waves to generate 2D and 3D images of organs, tissues and blood flow. Sonographers (Ultrasound Technologists) use sound waves across specific parts of the body to provide clinical information to assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The field of Sonography has many areas of specialization, including obstetrics/gynecology, abdomen, echocardiography, vascular, breast and pediatric sonography.
The career field is technically challenging as sonographers are patient focused and must posses critical thinking skills as well as demonstrate diagnostic responsibility and impeccable decision making skills within a medical team setting. The sonography career field is expected to grow by 10% through 2031, which is significantly higher than the average of other occupations.*
What do Diagnostic Medical Sonographers do?
A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is a highly-skilled professional who uses specialized equipment to create images (sonograms) of the human body.
The sonographer uses a transducer that emits high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound), across a specific part of the human body to produce images (sonogram). Those images provide the physician specific information to help make a diagnosis.
Sonographers are healthcare professionals who work closely with patients are expected to provide exceptional patient care.