Major: Diagnostic Medical Sonography at Northern Virginia Community College

The Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is part of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician program at Northern Virginia Community College

This curriculum is designed to prepare students to produce diagnostic images of the human body using special equipment to direct high frequency sound waves into different anatomic structures in a patient?s body. The sonographer is a central member of the healthcare team and assists the radiologist in gathering diagnostic data for interpretation. NOVA?s program emphasizes didactic and hands-on practice of sonographic techniques in a well-equipped scanning laboratory at the Medical Education Campus in Springfield, Virginia. Clinical experience is acquired at numerous area hospitals and private medical affiliates. Students in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree program learn to perform ultrasound of the Abdomen and Small Parts as well as Obstetric and Gynecologic sonography. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements, the student will be eligible to apply to take the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) examination(s) leading to credentials as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS?).

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VCCS Plan Code:1090
CIP Code:51.0910

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