Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Welcome to the Middlesex Community College Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program's website

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate in Science degree program provides the knowledge and techniques required for specialization in the field of diagnostic medical sonography.

Program Goal

To prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Mission Statement

We believe that learning is an active, continuous process involving intellectual and psychomotor activities, which can be measured by an observable change in behavior. Learning is best accomplished in a democratic atmosphere where open communication exists between college faculty, clinical faculty and students. We recognize that there will be differences among learners.

The learning process should provide opportunities based on didactic and clinical course objectives as well as opportunities for on-going student self-evaluation.

We believe that theory taught in logical sequence will aid the learner in approaching patient centered activities relating to the production of sonograms. Anatomical, physiological and pathological information form the basis of this sequential learning process. Emphasis throughout the program centers on the effective application of acoustical physics to instrumentation and imaging techniques.

We believe the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program must stress the importance of continuing education so that graduates are encouraged to assume responsibility for on-going professional study and development.

Program Effectiveness Data:

Please note the following definitions for Program Effectiveness Data:

  • Attrition (Program Completion Rate) – the number of students who complete the program within a cohort compared to the number who enrolled in the cohort initially.
  • Job Placement Rate – the number of graduates employed in the ultrasound profession within six months of graduation, compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the ultrasound field.
  • Credential Success Rate – the number of graduates who pass the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) examinations on the first attempt compared within the number of graduates who take the examinations.

 

Program Effectiveness Data

2019

 

(SPI) Sonography Principles and Instrumentation

One Specialty Exam (either ABD or OB/Gyn)

Credential Success Rate

Attempted

10

Passed

10   (100%)

Attempted

10

Passed

10  (100%)

 

Job Placement Rate

# of students seeking employment

(9/10)    90%

 

Attrition (Program Completion Rate)

Students enrolled in the program

14

Attrition



29%

 Program 
Completion Rate

71%

 


Admission Requirements

For admissions information:

call 1-800-818-3434 or email Admissions.

Professional Organizations and Resources 

American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

Videos:

Demonstration of Scanning the Liver in the Lab

Scanning Lab at Middlesex Community College

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Pinning Oath

We promise as a member of the healthcare team to perform quality diagnostic imaging that will contribute to the care and management of our patients within the healthcare environment.

We are committed to ensuring the rights, dignity and well-being of all patients.

We will follow the guidelines as recommended within our Professional Society’s Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics.

We promise throughout our careers to continue our education in this field of diagnostic medical imaging as learning is a life-long journey.


For program Information contact:

Jane Morrison, DMS Coordinator
morrisonj@middlesex.mass.edu
978-656-3983

Last Modified: 4/28/21