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 consists of didactic instruction beginning in September of each year. Students who successfully complete the program are awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Imaging 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 2020 Class of 2019 Class of 2018
Number of students admitted 12 15 11
Number of graduates 9 10 7
Number of students employed 9 9 7
  Class of 2020 Class of 2019 Class of 2018
Number of students taking Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation (SPI) exam 9 9 7
Number of students successfully completing SPI exam 9 9 7
Number of students taking Abdomen credential 9 9 3
Number of students earning Abdomen credential 9 9 3
Number of students taking OBGYN credential 9 5 5
Number of students earning OBGYN credential 9 5 5
Growth Over Next Decade for Sonographers (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.


  • 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.



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).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
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Clearwater, Florida 33763.

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