Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

  • Supervised practice
  • One-year program
  • Skilled professors
  • 36 credits to certificate
  • Clinical and lab experience

The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is a skilled person qualified by academic and clinical preparation to perform ultrasound exams under the supervision of a qualified physician. The Sonographer may provide this service in a variety of medical settings, where the physician is responsible for the use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures.

Specifically, the graduate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography will be prepared with the skills necessary to perform ultrasound examinations, provide patient care and record the anatomic, pathologic, and/or physiologic data for interpretation by the physician.

The program of study includes thirty-six (36) credit hours of didactic, college laboratory and clinical sessions. Learning experience emphasize ultrasound physics, abdominal, and OB/GYN sonography. Sonography related to small body structures and special procedures is also included. Extensive clinical experience is provided at Western New York health care facilities. (Transportation is the responsibility of the student.)

The graduate is eligible to sit for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certifying Examinations for Physics, Abdominal, and OB/GYN Sonography.

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Specific Admission Requirements for DMS Program:

Candidates for admission to this program must be a graduate of an A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology, a B.S. in Radiologic Technology, or Diploma in a Radiologic Technology program.

  • Minimum of 3.0 cumulative average.*
  • Interview with Program Director.
  • Official transcripts from secondary and post-secondary institutions required.

*Diploma Graduates: Transcripts will be reviewed to determine compliance with academic requirements.

Minimum Certificate Requirements:
A total of 36 credit hours with a Quality Point Average of 2.0


Semester 1

17.0 Credits
DMS 300 Cross Sectional Anatomy 3
DMS301 Introduction to DMS 3
DMS 306 Physics of Ultrasound I 2
DMS 310 Abdominal Sonography I 2
DMS 311 Abdominal Sonography I Lab 1
DMS 315 Pelvic Sonography 2
DMS 316 Pelvic Sonography Lab 1
DMS 320 Sonography Clinical Practicum I 3

Semester 2

13.0 Credits
DMS 405 Obstetrical Sonography 3
DMS 406 Physics of Ultrasound II 1
DMS 410 Abdominal Sonography II 2
DMS 411 Abdominal Sonography II Lab 1
DMS 415 Seminar/Research Course 1
DMS 419 Special Sonographic Procedures 2
DMS 420 Sonography Clinical Practicum II 3


6.0 Credits
DMS 430 Sonography Clinical Practicum III 6


HEGIS Code Number 5207
Program Director:
Ellen Bowman
Office: Room 343



Ellen Bowman




Office: Room 343-Main Campus