Diagnostic medical sonography

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Diagnostic medical sonography (DMS), a branch of diagnostic medical imaging, is the use of imaging by medical ultrasound for medical diagnosis. DMS uses non-ionizing ultrasound to produce 2D and 3D images of the body. In Canada, the credentialing for diagnostic medical sonography is the Canadian Association of Registered Ultrasound Professionals. In the United States, the credentialing body is the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

The Requirements for Entering Sonography School

When taking a degree seeking programs, most colleges or universities will have a core curriculum that is required before starting the ultrasound courses. The core studies are designed to prepare students for the specialized and more technical nature of the degree major. The courses will include some fundamental medical training as well as the required general studies material.

Meeting the requirements necessary for entrance into ultrasound technician school can take approximately a year. The typical requirements will include courses such as algebra, physics, anatomy, communications, and computers. In addition to the course requirements, it is often mandatory that a good standing GPA be maintained prior to entry into the program. These requirements are pretty common for most schools however; some may advise that additional requirements be met before accepting students.

Prospective ultrasound students are advised to contact ultrasound training schools in their areas to determine the training programs that are available, degree options, and the requirements necessary for attending these schools.[1]

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Job Outlook and Salary

The rate of job availability in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is on the increase up to 46% into the year 2020.


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