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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.

Info Session

Important Note: Prospective DMS students for Fall 2015: There has been a change in the time frame for applying to our program. The new application period is January 15 to January 31, 2015. Applications arriving after this date will not be considered by the program.

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.