General Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Sonographers help doctors see what’s happening on the inside.

General Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, also known as Ultrasound Technologists, provide essential support to medical teams and doctors who need an inside view of their patient’s condition.

Overview

The two-year General Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is focused on training students in small parts and specialized sonography, OB/GYN sonography, and abdominal sonography.  Students will learn how to use the latest imaging equipment. The program is designed to help them prepare for real-world situations, and get specific training in patient care techniques, medical and legal ethics, interpersonal communication, and professional development.

Graduates of the program earn an Associate Degree and will be prepared to enter the medical field with the basic skills necessary to launch entry-level careers where they can continue to refine their skills as they gain experience.

Program Highlights

  • Graduates earn an Associate Degree of Applied Science
  • Accelerated 24-month program in a fully functioning clinical lab
  • Hands-on training from experienced instructors with real-world experience

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What you’ll learn

General Diagnostic Medical Sonography takes place in an on-campus clinical lab where students receive hands-on training from supportive, knowledgeable instructors with real-life experience in the healthcare industry. Program curriculum combines classroom and hands-on practical training in the following areas:

  • How to perform diagnostic procedures and obtain diagnostic images
  • Assisting physicians when evaluating pain, swelling, infection, and other symptoms
  • Identifying, examining, and assessing internal organs including the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, uterus, ovaries, thyroid and scrotum/testicles
  • Technique for examining a fetus in pregnant patients
  • How to guide imaging procedures including needle biopsies, and drainage procedures

In addition to these specialized skills, each general sonography student will also learn how to perform a variety of other general healthcare duties including:

  • Interpreting and analyzing imaging scans
  • How to provide an oral or written summary of the data to the physician for medical diagnosis
  • Collaboration with physicians and other members of a healthcare team
  • Obtain and record an accurate patient medical history
  • Assist in scheduling, record keeping, and digital image archiving

Career Opportunities

Jumpstart your career in healthcare

Students of the Caris College General Diagnostic Medical Sonography program will be eligible to take the ARDMS (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography) for Abdomen and OB/GYN registry exams and upon graduation will be prepared to launch their careers as entry-level Sonographers where they can seek employment in a variety of healthcare settings.

Hospitals and Emergency Rooms

Mobile Blood Drive
(American Red Cross)

Laboratories

Dialysis Centers

Healthcare Clinics

Urgent Care Centers

Rehabilitation Centers

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