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American Institute of Medical Technology
Course Length in Clock Hours                2230
Course Length in Qtr Credit Units             137
Weeks                                                         72

What is Diagnostic Medical Sonography?

Diagnostic Medical Sonography, also known as Ultrasound, is a diagnostic
process by which a highly-skilled professional uses specialized medical
equipment to create images of the structures inside the human body that
are evaluated and used by the physicians 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 body and the effected 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.

Program Information

American Institute of Medical Technology’s 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 completed in 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)

Who can enroll? Entrance Pre-requisites

  • High school Diploma or GED equivalent (proof required)
  • Prefer knowledge of Human Anatomy & Physiology, Medical
  • Terminology, Algebra and Physics but not required
  • Working experience in allied health and patient care related field
  • Successful completion of the entrance exam
  • Evaluation and acceptance by the Program Director or the School
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Signed Social Security Card

Class Hours

Classes are in session between 8:30AM and 4:30PM Monday through
Thursday.  Friday is for lab, scan, and make up time.   Students may be
required to attend lab scheduled at different hour/days.

Training Includes (but is not limited to):

  • Medical and Sonography Terminology
  • Human gross and sectional anatomy, physiology and
  • Acoustical Physics, Doppler Ultrasound principles and ultrasound
  • 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
  • Issues in health care and safety