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 patient or 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.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is a selective admission program. When you apply to the College, you will be accepted into Healthcare Specialist with a concentration in Diagnostic Medical Sonography while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process. Contact your campus of interest below for more details.
Students who are admitted to the program will be required to pay for and submit to a criminal background check, drug testing and physical exam. The details and process will be provided at an orientation. Please contact the program faculty for more detailed information.
Graduates of our program are working in suburban and rural hospitals, clinics, imaging centers and doctor’s offices. Some of our graduates choose to transfer to a four-year institution.