The Allen College Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program provides students with the didactic and clinical training necessary to become professionals in the field of diagnostic ultrasound. General or diagnostic ultrasound includes abdominal, pelvic, gynecological, obstetrical and special parts imaging.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography technologists are employed in hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, and imaging centers throughout the country. Suitably qualified educators, researchers, and administrators are also needed. DMS is a highly specialized area of imaging and is an integral part of the health care team. This unique, non-invasive technique utilizes high frequency sound waves, along with appropriate detectors and graphics computers, to produce cross-sectional images of internal organs and structures.
The diagnostic medical sonographer provides patient services by using sonographic equipment to provide physicians with important diagnostic information. The sonographer assists the physician by providing pertinent anatomical, physiological, and/or pathological sonographic data and images necessary to diagnose a variety of medical conditions and diseases.