Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound Tech)

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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

As imaging technology has continued to evolve, medical facilities continue to use ultrasound to replace more invasive, costly procedures. Ultrasound is often less expensive than other imaging technologies and is often used as a first-line tool for diagnosis. Third-party payers encourage the use of these noninvasive measures over invasive ones in order to save on costs. Diagnostic medical sonographers and other diagnostic imaging personnel will continue to be needed in health care settings to provide an alternative to imaging techniques that involve radiation.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound) program at North-West College trains students to develop the skills needed to perform diagnostic studies on patients using ultrasound equipment for diagnosis and interpretation by a physician.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound Tech) Overview

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (also called Ultrasound Technicians) operate special imaging equipment to create images or conduct tests. The images and test results help physicians assess and diagnose medical conditions. Some technologists assist physicians and surgeons during surgical procedures.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers routinely perform a variety of important tasks, including:

Preparing patients for procedures by taking a patient’s medical history and answering any questions about the procedure.
Recording findings and keeping track of patients’ records.
Analyzing diagnostic information to provide a summary of findings for physicians.
Recognizing the difference between normal and abnormal images and other diagnostic information.
Reviewing images or test results to check for quality and adequate coverage of the areas needed for diagnoses.
Operating equipment to obtain diagnostic images or to conduct tests.
Preparing and maintaining diagnostic imaging equipment.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (DMS or ultrasound) program at North-West College provides students with a balanced education through competency-based training that combines didactic instruction with the demonstration and performance of practical skills. Graduates from the DMS program have the technical knowledge and clinical skills necessary for entry-level employment as Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians, Including Vascular Technologists, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm (visited March 2019).

** North-West College cannot guarantee employment.

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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound Tech) Overview

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (also called Ultrasound Technicians) operate special imaging equipment to create images or conduct tests. The images and test results help physicians assess and diagnose medical conditions. Some technologists assist physicians and surgeons during surgical procedures.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers routinely perform a variety of important tasks, including:

Preparing patients for procedures by taking a patient’s medical history and answering any questions about the procedure.
Recording findings and keeping track of patients’ records.
Analyzing diagnostic information to provide a summary of findings for physicians.
Recognizing the difference between normal and abnormal images and other diagnostic information.
Reviewing images or test results to check for quality and adequate coverage of the areas needed for diagnoses.
Operating equipment to obtain diagnostic images or to conduct tests.
Preparing and maintaining diagnostic imaging equipment.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (DMS or ultrasound) program at North-West College provides students with a balanced education through competency-based training that combines didactic instruction with the demonstration and performance of practical skills. Graduates from the DMS program have the technical knowledge and clinical skills necessary for entry-level employment as Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians, Including Vascular Technologists, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm (visited March 2019).

** North-West College cannot guarantee employment.

Proudly accredited, licensed to operate and/or recognized by the following institutions:

  1. Programs
  2. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Attend Classes at a California (CA) Campus Near You!

The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound Tech) program is available at the following campuses:

Meet a Graduate

Questions?

Let us help you launch your career by contacting us today. Simply fill out the form below or call us at 1-888-408-4211. Classes are starting soon!