Top diagnostic medical sonography schools include Newman University in Wichita, Kan., which offers a Bachelor of Science in Sonography; University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., whose sonography course is tied to three other programs focused on medical imaging and radiation technology; and Seattle University, which offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Ultrasound via its Department of Diagnostic Ultrasound under its College of Science and Engineering.
Students at the Bryan College of Health Sciences can earn a degree in diagnostic medical sonography and vascular sonography. Columbia Basin University offers an associate’s degree course in diagnostic medical sonography. Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences offers online bachelor’s degree courses in the field. Other highly-rated colleges offering similar courses include George Washington University, Lewis University, Misericordia University and the University of Iowa.
The programs teach students how to use diagnostic ultrasound technology to evaluate patients’ abdominal, cardiac, vascular and other body parts. Abdominal sonographers create images of the abdominal cavity and nearby organs. Musculoskeletal sonographers focus on the creation of images of muscles, ligaments and joints, while neurosonographers specialize in the nervous system. Graduates from Newman University may take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers exam. Once employed, the professionals may be supervised by medical doctors or osteopathic physicians.