Diagnostic Medical Sonographers direct high frequency sound waves into the body to obtain medical images that assist physicians with the diagnosis of disease. Sonographers must possess excellent interpersonal communication skills, strong critical thinking skills, and significant hand-eye coordination.
The Boise State Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is one full calendar year long, consisting of integrated classroom and clinical education. The student is responsible to provide transportation to and from their assigned clinical sites.
A schedule of the current university enrollment fees, financial aid and student housing information can be obtained at http://www.boisestate.edu or by calling the New Student Information Center at 208-426-1679.
National Registry Examinations:
- This one-year program qualifies graduates to write the Abdomen, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Physics & Instrumentation credentialing exams offered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
- Graduates are also qualified to write the Sonography credentialing exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Both credentialing agencies, ARRT and ARDMS, assess the ethical standard of all applicants. Criminal convictions may prevent the applicant from taking the certification examinations. Applicants should refer to each agency’s website for clarifying information. The ARRT web site is http://www.arrt.org; the ARDMS website is http://www.ardms.org.
More Information about Sonography:
- Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook 2014-2015- Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
- Bureau of Labor Statistics Salary Information
- Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
For more information contact:
Joie Burns, MS, RT (R)(S), RDMS, RVT