Diploma in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)

Objective: Upon completion of the Diploma in Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, the graduates shall be able to.

  • Discuss physical characteristics of ultrasound and ultrasound machine operations and operational features of a portable unit in the generation and storage of quality ultrasound images.
  • Establish basic skills in the use of the laptop and handheld ultrasound units for acquisition and interpretation of ultrasound images using B mode and/or Color Doppler.
  • Acquire images of the heart in PLAX and Apical 4-chamber views using the laptop and handheld ultrasound units that are adequate for use in assessment of global heart function.
  • Perform basic ultrasound exams of the abdominal aorta for aneurysm screening, of the IVC for size and contractility, of the liver, gall bladder, and spleen, of the right and left kidneys, and urinary bladder using laptop and handheld ultrasound units.
  • Perform musculoskeletal ultrasound procedures on the knee and shoulder.
  • Perform ultrasound guided procedures (paracentesis, Thoracentesis, and central line placement) using the laptop ultrasound unit and phantoms.
  • Acquire images of the lung pleura with the laptop unit that demonstrates the presence or absence of lung sliding, B lines, and a line.
  • Combine imaging of heart, IVC and lungs (laptop unit only) to perform a limited cardiopulmonary exam with laptop and handheld ultrasound units

Goals: Upon completion of Diploma in Diagnostic Medical Sonography the candidate shall be able to.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the humanistic and ethical considerations and working knowledge of hospital functions in general, and the ultrasound department, to include basic skills, emergency care, patient-technologist relationships, medical legal aspects, and professionalism.
  • Describe and utilize routine procedures performed in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Echocardiography as well as demonstrate proficiency and fluency in the use of medical terminology, especially those pertaining to Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) and Echocardiography.
  • Perform the daily ultrasound workload of OB/GYN, abdominal, small parts, or cardiac, to include Doppler procedures.
  • Distinguish between normal and abnormal Sonographic appearance of different anatomical structures by identifying and understanding the prominent features of disease processes which includes Pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, significant laboratory data, diagnostic techniques, prognosis, and treatment
  • The professionals who perform these procedures are known as sonographers: There are several areas of specialization in the field of ultrasound: Abdomen (General) Obstetrics/Gynecology, Echocardiography Vascular technology.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer performs an essential role in the process of data gathering and synthesis required to reach a diagnosis. Ultrasound is a profession requiring a high degree of independence, skill, judgment, and knowledge.

Sonographer work in hospitals, clinics, private physician Clinics and other medical facilities performing examinations in their areas of specialization. The Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound (DMU) Program offers multiple educational options.

Ultrasound Specialties: Ultrasound is rapidly progressing and becoming a widely accepted medical imaging modality. It is revolutionizing the field of medicine. It is changing the ways diseases have been diagnosed. As you enter the profession of ultrasound, you will be involved in one, two or more specialty areas. As a Sonographer, will be performing a variety of examinations on a variety of patients from different age groups daily. This diversity of specialties and patients makes the profession challenging, enjoyable, exciting, and never dull.

OB/GYN: The sonographer evaluates the fetus’ head, body, and limbs because these give accurate assessments of the length of gestation. It also helps to determine whether the fetus is suffering from abnormalities or retarded growth. He/she also tries to evaluate the amniotic fluid, fetus’ presentation, and the placenta. The sonographer also uses his/her skills and knowledge to evaluate the non-pregnant pelvis. The sonographer looks for signs of infections, cancerous and non-cancerous tumors, and other types of abnormalities

Abdomen / Small Parts: The sonographer evaluates most of the abdominal organs and checks for any abnormalities. some of these organs are the thyroid (above l), testicle (above), kidneys, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, blood vessels and so on.

neuro-sonography (brain): the sonographer examines the inner structures of the brain and looks for tumors, bleeding, or masses

echocardiography (cardiac): the sonographer evaluates the heart, its chambers, and its valves. motion pictures of the patient’s heart are obtained and evaluated

ophthalmic (eye): the sonographer uses his/her skills to examine the eye and detect abnormalities such as tumors, detached retinas, or internal hemorrhages

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Employment Opportunities: The sonographer enjoys the best that the medical field has to offer. Using the latest technology, caring for others, and working in a vibrant health care environment make ultrasound a fun and exciting career. Sonographers are challenged daily to provide the best possible care and examination. (“Diagnostic Medical Sonography Essay – Study Boss”)

Sonographers are not just found in hospitals. Private clinics, and even mobile ultrasound companies are also employers of Sonographer. With the wide range of workplace options also comes the variety of specialties in ultrasound and flexible hours and work schedules. Direct healthcare settings are not the only place to work either. Health care Equipment’s International Companies that manufacture ultrasound machines often need Sonographer specialists to help market, sell, and demonstrate their machines

Scheme of Studies

. Diploma in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Minimum Duration of Diploma as Program: 04 Semesters:

Course Work:

I. Core Courses (Min. No. of Courses)

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Core Courses04
Elective Courses01`
Basic Health Sciences06

Total Core Courses 12

II-Elective Courses

Total No. of Courses of the Program 12
Total No. of Credit Hours of the Program + Clinical = 12+ 3

Diploma in DMS is requirement of the Allied Health Professional Council, it is regularly body of Allied Health under the act 2021

The students enrolled in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program shall be required to undertake the following

*Practicum: (in Hospitals or Clinical Sites). or approved Diagnostic & Research Training Centre.

Clinical Practicum I 03 credits Summer I Term

Clinical Practicum II 03 credits Summer I Term

Clinical Practicum III 03 credits Summer II Term