Diagnostic medical sonography uses high frequency sound waves to create images of the body. Sonographers practice in a variety of specialties including obstetrics and gynecology, abdominal, breast, pediatrics, vascular, and musculoskeletal.

Sonography is a hands-on, user dependent imaging modality requiring independent decision-making and critical thinking skills. The prospective sonographer/sonography student must have strong interpersonal skills and a desire to provide exceptional patient care.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Regis begins in September of each year. The program is an Abdomen, OB/GYN and Vascular Program. The Students who successfully complete the program are awarded a Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging degree with a concentration in diagnostic medical sonography from Regis College and are then eligible to sit for the national examinations offered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

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Program Outcomes

The diagnostic medical sonography program will prepare competent entry-level sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Graduates will have a thorough understanding of sonography including physics and instrumentation, bio-effects, patient care, and standard examination protocol. Graduates will have demonstrated academic and clinical competencies to be eligible for the national certification exams.

  • Demonstrate mastery of the didactic knowledge and clinical competencies in general sonography necessary to provide safe and effective medical care for patients.
  • Employ critical thinking skills enabling the integration of pertinent patient data to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding human anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pathophysiology.
  • Perform sonographic procedures and accurately document anatomic and pathologic information according to scanning protocol.
  • Abide by and promote the values and ethical standards inherent to the allied health and diagnostic medical imaging professions.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients, families, and members of the healthcare community.
  • Provide compassionate patient care and advocate for patient safety and well-being.
  • Develop skills for lifelong learning and professional contribution through practice-based research.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Outcomes Report

Class of 2021

Retention and Employment
Number of students matriculating into program 1 11
Number of graduates 8
Retention rate 73%
Employed 100%
ARDMS Credentialing Success
ARDMS Exam Number of students taking exam Number of students passing exam Success Rate
Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation 8 8 100%
Abdomen 8 8 100%
OB/GYN 8 7 88%

Class of 2020

Retention and Employment
Number of students matriculating into program 1 12
Number of graduates 9
Retention rate 75%
Employed 100%
ARDMS Credentialing Success
ARDMS Exam Number of students taking exam Number of students passing exam Success Rate
Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation 9 9 100%
Abdomen 9 9 100%
OB/GYN 9 9 100%

Class of 2019

Retention and Employment
Number of students matriculating into program 1 15
Number of graduates 10
Retention rate 67%
Employed 90%
ARDMS Credentialing Success
ARDMS Exam Number of students taking exam Number of students passing exam Success Rate
Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation 9 9 100%
Abdomen 9 9 100%
OB/GYN 6 6 100%
  1. Matriculating into program after successful completion of prerequisite coursework with minimum grade requirements. See admission criteria for more detail.
19%
Employment growth for diagnostic medical sonographers from 2020 to 2030 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

What can you do with a medical sonography degree?

The diagnostic medical sonography program at Regis College is a bachelor’s degree program with a strong liberal arts foundation. A bachelor’s degree in medical sonography prepares students for a wide range of employment opportunities immediately upon graduation.

Opportunities

  • Sonographer

    A sonographer is a specialized healthcare worker who performs diagnostic medical sonography, or diagnostic ultrasound, to determine what is happening inside a patient's body.

  • Applications Specialist

    Application specialists have a wide range of responsibilities and potential roles within an organization. Most often they train customers and colleagues on how to use innovative and highly complex medical imaging equipment or supervise the installation of sophisticated technology.

Medical Imaging Club

A student types in settings on a large medical imaging deviceThe medical imaging club provides sonography students the opportunity to interact with students in other imaging majors promoting inter-professional interaction as well as networking opportunities.

CAAHEP

Accreditation

The diagnostic medical sonography program at Regis College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Joint Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) in the abdomen - extended and OB/GYN concentrations.

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