Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Training Program

Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Program Overview

Program Overview, Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography training provides comprehensive medical knowledge and diagnostic imaging skills, as well as the opportunity to gain experience through clinical rotations with prestigious medical facilities.

Available At These Locations:

  • Delray Beach Campus – (24 month Associate Degree Program) West Palm Beach, Florida Area
  • Atlanta Campus – (24 month Associate Degree Program) Atlanta, Georgia Area

Our Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Offers:

  • Classroom learning lead by qualified, registered instructors.
  • Hands on experience in our ultrasound laboratories.
  • Clinical rotations through hospitals, imaging facilities and doctor offices.

What Does a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Do?

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound Technologists) use specialized equipment to examine many parts of the body, such as the abdomen, male and female reproductive systems, breast, prostate, thryoid, obstetrics, heart and blood vessels.  Sonography is also used to detect heart disease, heart attacks and other vascular diseases in addition to musculoskeletal disorders.

They provide duties that include:

  • Obtaining and recording an accurate patient history
  • Performing diagnostic procedures
  • Understanding diagnostic images
  • Analyzing technical information
  • Providing technical findings to the doctor

A Hands-on Approach to Diagnostic Medical Sonography Training

At Cambridge you’ll be trained on industry current ultrasound equipment

We are committed to academic and clinical excellence that ensures high-quality and hands-on instruction leading to patient care. Our facilities are equipped with industry current technology and diagnostic equipment. Our staff and instructors are skilled, experienced professionals in their field. Each of our graduates is fully trained and prepared to immediately work as a healthcare professional.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Disclosure



Job Outlook

Employment of diagnostic medical sonographers and ultrasound technicians is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2016 as the population grows and ages, increasing the demand for diagnostic imaging and therapeutic technology. In addition to job openings due to growth, some job openings will arise from the need to replace sonographers who leave the occupation permanently.

Opportunities should be favorable because sonography is becoming an increasingly attractive alternative to radiologic procedures, as patients seek safer treatment methods. Unlike most diagnostic imaging methods, sonography does not involve radiation, so harmful side effects and complications from repeated use are rarer for both the patient and the sonographer. Sonographic technology is expected to evolve rapidly and to spawn many new sonography procedures, such as 3D-sonography and 3D-ultrasound for use in obstetric and ophthalmologic diagnosis. However, high costs may limit the rate at which some promising new technologies are adopted.

Hospitals will remain the principal employer of diagnostic medical sonographers. However, employment is expected to grow more rapidly in offices of physicians and in medical and diagnostic laboratories, including diagnostic imaging centers. Health facilities such as these are expected to grow very rapidly through 2016 due to the strong shift toward outpatient care, encouraged by third-party payers and made possible by technological advances that permit more procedures to be performed outside the hospital.

Source:
U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook

Careers

Overview

Join The Medical Community As An Imaging Professional

Once you’ve earned your Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree from our program at Cambridge, you’ll be prepared with all of the necessary experience, skills and knowledge crucial in passing the test for registry to become a professional Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) and/or Registered Cardiac Sonographer. Your hands-on training will ensure that you are ready to begin working and performing as a medical imaging professional immediately following graduation.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers are available in almost any medical facility including hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices and mobile units. Opportunities also exist in education, administration and research. Popular job titles for Diagnostic Medical Sonography Cambridge graduates include:

  • Ultrasound Technician
  • Ultrasound Technologist
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Echo Technologist
  • Echocardiology Technician
  • Echosonographer

What Does A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Do?

What Does A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Do?

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (Ultrasound Technicians) use specialized equipment to examine many parts of the body, such as the abdomen, breasts, female reproductive system, prostate, heart and blood vessels. Sonography is also used to detect and treat heart disease, heart attacks and other vascular diseases. Because Sonographers have direct patient contact and sometimes have to perform invasive procedures, compassion and communication skills are a must. Typical duties include:

  • Obtaining and recording an accurate patient history
  • Performing diagnostic procedures
  • Understanding diagnostic images
  • Analyzing technical information
  • Providing technical findings to the doctor
  • Collaboration with the healthcare team
  • Quality patient care

Online Training

Note: This program is only partially online. Students must live near our campuses in order participate in clinical labs and other classes. Offered at our Delray campus only.

Cambridge offers online courses within its Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. Ultrasound students can take advantage of the convenience of flexible scheduling that comes with online training for some of the courses within the program of study. Request more information about this convenient online medical program or schedule an appointment by contacting one of our admission representatives today.

Why Choose a Program at Cambridge with an Online Component?

It’s one of the most convenient and flexible education options available, allowing you to complete classwork from the comforts of home. It’s an ideal program for students with families, part-time work or anyone looking for a more flexible way to earn his or her degree.

Degree

Students looking to achieve an Associate of Science Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography can do so at our Delray Beach Campus. This program is 28 months in length and consists of classroom, laboratory, clinical, and general education course work. This is a great option for those students looking to reach the next level of their professional education.

At Cambridge we deliver training throughout our Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree programs that prepare students with all of the hands-on experience necessary to be successful in this highly skilled field. If you have ever considered a personally rewarding career in the realm of healthcare, please contact our staff to learn about the benefits of gaining an education through our Delray Beach Campus.