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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The first step to beginning health career training at NOVA/MEC is to attend a mandatory Information Session.

Please note that the online information sessions contain program information for the current academic year only.

The DMS information session for 2016 will be updated over the summer. Please check back in late summer for the revised session.

Info Session

Important Note: The Sonography Department will notify 2015 applicants by April 15 regarding their admission status.

Pre-Health students who have questions regarding program requirements, admission, transcript evaluation or students who need academic advising are encouraged to visit the MEC Student Services Center in room 202. Students may also register for a MEC Exchange Virtual Advising Workshop.

Phone: 703.822.6648, Medical Education Campus, Room 239


About the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

Sonography or ultrasonography is the use of sound waves to generate an image for the assessment and diagnosis of various medical conditions. The sonographer plays an important role on the medical team as technical assistant to the sonologist (or radiologist), a physician who has specialized in the use of sound waves for diagnosis and treatment. Sonographers may work under direct or indirect supervision of these physicians. A certified sonographer is qualified to work in hospitals, doctors' offices, public health projects, industrial medical clinics, veterans' and military hospitals.

Note: The general sonography AAS degree track is still active and accepting qualified students. NOVA is not accepting students to the echocardiography and vascular specializations. Please refer to the online information session for the most up-to-date information.