The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate Program at HSIR is designed to prepare students with associate or bachelor's degrees for employment as diagnostic medical sonographers by developing the working knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to perform diagnostic imaging procedures with ultrasound. Students will learn to use high frequency sound (ultrasound) waves to produce dynamic images of tissues, organs, and blood flow inside the body. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers work closely with physicians (radiologists), who specialize in interpreting medical images to diagnose diseases or injuries. Diagnostic medical sonographers may work in a variety of inpatient and outpatient clinical settings.
Upon completion of the program and one year employment as a graduate of an approved program, the student will be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) certification examination.