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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Photo of medical sonographerYour new career in ultrasound technology starts here
at BMC in our Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program!

Sonographers are highly skilled professionals who assist physicians in gathering data necessary to reach diagnostic decisions. The sonographer may provide this service in a variety of medical settings where the physician is responsible for the use and interpretation of appropriate procedures.

Graduates of BMC's diagnostic medical sonography program are prepared to do general sonography. With additional post-graduate training, sonographers can perform cardiac sonography, vascular technology, and various other subspecialties.

Program Description

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree. The program is 21 calendar months in duration and is full time. Students will complete classroom and laboratory work on the campus and clinical education in an affiliated ultrasound department.

Successful graduates are eligible to take the certifying examinations of the Canada Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in the specialty areas of Abdomen and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Successful graduates are eligible for employment in hospitals, clinics, and private physicians’ offices.

What will I learn in this program at BMC?

Our program will give you all the necessary skills to perform the general sonographer's expected tasks, including:

  • Obtain, review, and integrate pertinent patient history and supporting clinical data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results.
  • Perform appropriate procedures and record anatomic, pathologic, and/or physiologic data for interpretation by a physician.
  • Record, analyze, and process diagnostic data and other pertinent observations made during the procedure for presentation to the interpreting physician.

Degrees & Certificates: Associate of Applied Sciences degree with a specialization in Diagnostic Medical Sonography


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