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:
- Abdominal sonography
- OB/GYN sonography
- Breast sonography
- Vascular ultrasound
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
- Vascular Lab
- Maternal-Fetal Medicine
- Breast Center
- Saint Luke's East Hospital
- Saint Luke's North Hospital
- Saint Luke's South Hospital
- 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:
- Vascular Technology
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.