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DMS or Ultrasound

The diagnostic medical sonographer provides patient services using medical ultrasound (high frequency sound waves that produce images of internal structures). Working under the supervision of a physician responsible for the use and interpretation of sonographic procedures, the sonographer helps gather sonographic data to diagnose a variety of conditions and diseases, as well as monitor fetal development.

The sonographer obtains, reviews, and integrates pertinent patient history and supporting clinical data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results; performs appropriate procedures and record anatomical, pathological, and/or physiological data for interpretation by a physician; records and processes sonographic data and other pertinent observations made during the procedure; exercises discretion and judgment in the performance of sonographic services; and provides patient education related to medical ultrasound and promotes principles of good health.

The sonographer uses a variety of transducers, either placed on the skin surface or into body cavities (i.e., vagina, rectum) to obtain the required images for an examination.The sonographer provides patient services in a variety of medical settings and encounters various types of patients. Patients will have a variety of physical capabilities including those that can walk and talk, those who need a wheelchair, those that arrive on a stretcher and cannot communicate. The sonographer will be exposed to infectious diseases along with body fluids during the delivery of patient care.

Sonography is a rewarding career for those individuals interesting in using technology, critical thinking and communication skills as a part of the health care team, impacting the health of a diverse patient population.

Application Deadline: April 1

Number of Students Accepted: Up to 10 students each year

For more information contact:
Cyndi Peterson MPH, RT, RDMS, RVT 
Kent State University at Salem
2491 State Route 45
South Salem, OH 44460

Phone:   330-337-4277
Fax:        330-337-4255

Online application is now closed

DMS Application Packet 2019 


DMS Student Handbook 2017-18