Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) is one of many imaging modalities used in medicine to diagnose disease and improve patient care.  Diagnostic ultrasound involves the use of low intensity, high frequency sound waves to provide information about human anatomy and pathology.  A diagnostic medical sonographer, or ultrasound technologist, uses ultrasound equipment to examine and produce images of the internal parts of the body.  These images are then transferred to film, video tape or computer system (PACS) and interpreted by a physician who has specialized in ultrasound.

Delgado's Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) Program is a Post-Associate Certificate sixteen-month, full-time program.  Graduates are eligible to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography examination in Obstetrics-Gynecology, Abdomen, and Ultrasound Physics.