School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Description

The School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is an 18-month program that prepares you to be an entry-level diagnostic medical sonographer.

You will receive classroom instruction in the theoretical principles of ultrasound and collecting and analyzing patient information. You will also be exposed to a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment and a large volume of cases.

Clinical and didactic classes meet up to 40 hours per week, Monday–Thursday.

The core curriculum includes:

  • Physics
  • Abdominal sonography
  • OB/GYN sonography
  • Breast sonography
  • Neurosonography
  • Vascular ultrasound

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Clinical Rotations

During the program, you will rotate through multiple clinical sites. This allows you to experience a wide variety of settings and learn many different ultrasound systems.

Training sites include:

  • Saint Luke's Hospital
    • Radiology
    • Vascular Lab
    • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
    • Breast Center
  • Saint Luke's East Hospital
    • Radiology
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital
    • Radiology
  • Saint Luke's South Hospital
    • Radiology
  • Saint Luke's Outpatient Imaging Center
  • Children's Mercy Hospital

National Registry Sonography Exams

Our graduates will be qualified for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) National Registry Sonography exams in the following areas:

  • OB/GYN
  • Abdomen
  • Vascular Technology
  • Physics

ARDMS is the globally recognized standard of excellence in sonography and has certified more than 65,000 individuals. Our graduates boast a 100 percent pass rate since 2006.

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