Diagnostic medical sonography utilizes sound waves to produce high definition images of the body to aid in the diagnosis of the patient. The specialties of sonography that are used in the diagnostic field include areas of the abdomen, pelvis, heart, and vascular system. A sonographer must have a thorough understanding and excellent knowledge of the organs and vasculature within the body. Competency and skill are required in order to attain the necessary images needed for each procedure being performed.

This program prepares students as entry-level sonographers in the areas of abdomen and obstetrics/gynecology. Program graduates will receive an Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and will be eligible to take the national licensing examination with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in the disciplines of Abdomen and OB/GYN.

 The duties of a sonographer include working closely with patients and radiologists, obtaining high quality sonographic images, documenting all pathologic processes for interpretation by a radiologist, educating the patient on sonographic procedures and protocols being performed, communicating properly with patients and health care workers, and maintaining a professional and ethical manner.

About the Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Through the DMS program at LSUE, you will

  • Gain knowledge, understanding, application and evaluation of clinical information
  • Gain technical competency in performance of sonographic procedures
  • Learn professional attributes and behaviors to work with patients and other healthcare professionals


Degree Requirements