The Ivy Tech Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMSI) Program offers degrees in sonography with three different concentration pathways – cardiac, vascular, and general. A sonographer plays a role in the non-invasive diagnostics process through the use of creating images from ultrasonic imaging devices. The sonographer typically prepares patients, explains the exam process, performs the procedures, and reports the findings to the physician.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography graduates can work in suburban and rural hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, federal and state health agencies, and certain educational institutions. The Associate of Applied Science program includes courses in the following areas: technique, exposure, positioning, protection, physics, patient care and ethics. Clinical practice and supplemental instruction are provided in accredited hospitals and clinics. Upon successful completion of the ultrasound program requirements, graduates are eligible to apply to take registry examinations.