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Health Professions: Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The TCC Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate in Applied Science Degree Program prepares sonographers to operate ultrasound equipment that uses sound waves to produce diagnostic images of selected body organs.


ultrasound of a baby


All about the Program:
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  • Clinical education experience
  • One of two general accredited Sonography programs in Virginia.
  • Accredited by CAAHEP
  • Graduates sit for the National Ultrasound Registry Boards
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What is DMS?

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  • used to diagnose medical pathologies.
  • uses high frequency sound waves to produce an image on a video monitor.
  • two-dimensional gray scale image is produced when sound waves are reflected back toward the transducer from body tissues.

The curriculum provides knowledge required to

  • use ultrasound equipment,
  • identify cross-sectional anatomical parts, and
  • identify various pathologies.
ultrasound image
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