Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) is a specialized area in the healthcare field that uses ultrasonic imaging to collect data and detect medical issues in the human body. If you attend GateWay, you will be part of one of the top Diagnostic Medical Sonography schools for student retention and credentialing success in the country, as well as the state.
Using high frequency sound, sonographers create images of the body needed to assist in diagnosis. Job responsibilities include:
- Operating sophisticated ultrasound imaging equipment under the direction of a physician.
- Using ultrasound imaging to assist doctors in diagnosing medical problems.
Sonographers must possess patient-care skills in order to explain the imaging procedure to patients, position them correctly and perform the sonographic examination. Additionally, sonographers must be knowledgeable about disease processes and the care and maintenance of ultrasound equipment.
Credential Success Rates (from ARDMS)
Abdomen 2018: 100%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers**
Certificate of Completion in Diagnostic Medical Sonography: $9,569 - $12,540*
Associate in Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography: $10,257 - $13,572*
Certificate of Completion in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): $1,593*
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* Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the 2016-2017 tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.
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