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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Sonography or ultrasonography is the use of sound waves to generate an image for the assessment and diagnosis of various medical conditions.

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.

2018 Important Changes

Important Announcement Regarding Changes to the DMS Program

Pre-Admission Advising Workshops

  • Monday, February 27, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Room 152
  • Monday, April 24, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Room 152

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

Program

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.

Program Accreditation

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS). Additional information regarding the DMS program accreditation status as well as the standards and guidelines may be obtained online at www.caahep.org or may be requested by writing to: CAAHEP, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763. Requests for information also may be sent by writing to: JRC-DMS, 6021 University Blvd., Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043.

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