Diagnostic Medical Sonography, also known as Ultrasound, is a diagnostic process that creates images of the structures inside the human body. This images are then evaluated and used by the physician to make a medical diagnosis. The process involves placing a device called a transducer on a patient’s skin near the area to be scanned. The transducer sends a stream of high frequency sound waves into the patient’s body and the affected area that bounce off the internal structures. A computer analyzes these sounds to form an image for the radiologist to interpret the pathology. Unlike X-ray, Sonography is a radiation-free imaging modality.
Our DMS program is an eighteen (18) month program designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as Sonographer. The DMS program at AIMT consists of three (3) modules, and each module is approximately six (6) months. You are required to enroll for the full length of the program and go through the modules sequentially. Module I has classes four (4) days per week, Module II has classes two (2) days/week, and clinical two (2) days/week, Module III has classes two (2) days/week and clinical three (3) days/week.
Who can enroll?
- High school Diploma or GED equivalent (proof required)
- Successful completion of the entrance exam
- Evaluation and acceptance by the Program Director or the School Director
- Valid Drivers License
- Signed Social Security Card
- Knowledge of Human Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, Algebra and Physics (preferred, but not required)
- Working experience in allied health and patient care related field (preferred, but not required)
- Monday - Thursday 8:30AM - 4:30PM
- Friday - scanning lab and make up time.
- Students may be required to attend lab scheduled at different hour/days.
(but is not limited to)
- Medical and Sonography Terminology
- Human gross and sectional anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology
- Acoustical Physics, Doppler Ultrasound principles and ultrasound instrumentation
- Sonographic appearances of the normal and abnormal neck, non-cardiac chest, breasts, and abdominoperineal organs and peripheral vessels
- Sonographic appearance of the normal and abnormal female pelvis
- Sonographic appearance of the maternal, embryonic and fetal anatomy during all trimesters
- Performing Sonographic studies of the abdomen, superficial structures, non-cardiac chest, gravid and non-gravid pelvis
- Sonographic studies and gross anatomy of the venous and arterial systems of the upper and lower limbs, carotid artery, and hemodynamic flow concepts