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Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences
Post-Baccalaureate Professional Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Length of Program

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at UNMC offers two Specialty Track options (General or Cardiovascular). Each Track is 12 months in length and culminates in either a Bachelor of Science degree or a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate. All Tracks are designed to include approximately 10 hours of classroom education and 30 hours clinical education per week. The comprehensive, competency-based curriculum offers the student a variety of learning opportunities and clinical experiences to prepare them for a career as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.

Degree Requirements

Successful completion of a Specialty Track in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program requires an average of 70% or above on all 40 semester hours of didactic and clinical courses unless specified otherwise in the syllabus.

A minimum total of 120 semester credit hours is required for the Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences degree. Completion of the 40 semester hours is required for the Post-Baccalaureate Professional Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The mission of admissions in the College of Allied Health Professions is to advance evidence-based recruitment and admissions practices that are inclusive, equitable and balanced with respect to experiences, attributes and metrics to recruit and admit applicants for the purpose of preparing highly competent, collaborative and compassionate professionals dedicated to improving the health and healthcare of all individuals and communities. 

For specific DMS admissions, application, and timelines, visit: Diagnostic Medical Sonography Admissions

General Track Curriculum

Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
MITS 401S
ULTRASOUND PHYSICS I
or ULTRASOUND PHYSICS I
1
MITS 412S
SONOGRAPHY CLINICAL EDUCATION I
or SONOGRAPHY CLINICAL EDUCATION I
5
MITS 415S
ORIENTATION TO DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY
or ORIENTATION TO DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY
1
MITS 416S
SONOGRAPHY LAB I
or SONOGRAPHY LAB I
1
MITS 431S
OBSTETRICAL CONFERENCE I
or OBSTETRICAL CONFERENCE I
1
MITS 432S
ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND
or ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND
3
MITS 441S
DIAGNOSTIC IMAGE REVIEW I
or DIAGNOSTIC IMAGE REVIEW I
1
 Credit Hours13
Spring
MITS 402S
SONOGRAPHY CLINICAL EDUCATION II
or SONOGRAPHY CLINICAL EDUCATION II
5
MITS 403S
DIAGNOSTIC FILM REVIEW II
or DIAGNOSTIC FILM REVIEW II
2
MITS 405S
OBSTETRICAL CONFERENCE II
or OBSTETRICAL CONFERENCE II
1
MITS 407S
ADVANCED OBSTETRICAL ULTRASOUND
or ADVANCED OBSTETRICAL ULTRASOUND
2
MITS 408S
GYNECOLOGICAL ULTRASOUND
or GYNECOLOGICAL ULTRASOUND
1
MITS 409S
GENITOURINARY ULTRASOUND
or GENITOURINARY ULTRASOUND
1
MITS 419S
PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS I
or PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS I
1
MITS 451S
ULTRASOUND PHYSICS II
or ULTRASOUND PHYSICS II
1
 Credit Hours14
Summer
MITS 421S
PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS II
or PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS II
1
MITS 452S
SONOGRAPHY CLINICAL EDUCATION III
or SONOGRAPHY CLINICAL EDUCATION III
5
MITS 453S
OBSTETRICAL CONFERENCE III
or OBSTETRICAL CONFERENCE III
1
MITS 454S
DIAGNOSTIC FILM REVIEW III
or DIAGNOSTIC FILM REVIEW III
2
MITS 455S
HIGH RESOLUTION SONOGRAPHY
or HIGH RESOLUTION SONOGRAPHY
1
MITS 457S
PEDIATRIC SONOGRAPHY
or PEDIATRIC SONOGRAPHY
2
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours39

Cardiovascular Track Curriculum

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
MITS 401S
ULTRASOUND PHYSICS I
or ULTRASOUND PHYSICS I
1
MITS 422S
VASCULAR ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
or VASCULAR ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3
MITS 435S
ORIENTATION TO CARDIOVASCULAR SONOGRAPHY
or ORIENTATION TO CARDIOVASCULAR SONOGRAPHY
3
MITS 437S
CARDIAC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
or CARDIAC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3
MITS 439S
CASES IN CARDIOVASCULAR SONOGRAPHY I
or CASES IN CARDIOVASCULAR SONOGRAPHY I
1
MITS 440S
CARDIOVASCULAR SONOGRAPHY CLINICAL EDUCATION I
or CARDIOVASCULAR SONOGRAPHY CLINICAL EDUCATION I
5
 Credit Hours16
Spring
MITS 419S PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS I 1
MITS 438S
CARDIAC PATHOLOGY AND HEMODYNAMICS
or CARDIAC PATHOLOGY AND HEMODYNAMICS
3
MITS 449S
CASES IN CARDIOVASCULAR SONOGRAPHY II
or CASES IN CARDIOVASCULAR SONOGRAPHY II
1
MITS 450S
CARDIOVASCULAR SONOGRAPHY CLINICAL EDUCATION II
or CARDIOVASCULAR SONOGRAPHY CLINICAL EDUCATION II
5
MITS 451S
ULTRASOUND PHYSICS II
or ULTRASOUND PHYSICS II
2
MITS 461S
CARDIOVASCULAR SONOGRAPHY LAB
or CARDIOVASCULAR SONOGRAPHY LAB
1
MITS 462S
VASCULAR PATHOLOGY AND HEMODYNAMICS
or VASCULAR PATHOLOGY AND HEMODYNAMICS
2
 Credit Hours15
Summer
MITS 421S
PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS II
or PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS II
1
MITS 444S
CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE
or CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE
1
MITS 445S
ADVANCED TOPICS IN CARDIAC SONOGRAPHY
or ADVANCED TOPICS IN CARDIAC SONOGRAPHY
1
MITS 459S
CASES IN CARDIOVASCULAR SONOGRAPHY III
or CASES IN CARDIOVASCULAR SONOGRAPHY III
1
MITS 460S
CARDIOVASCULAR SONOGRAPHY CLINICAL EDUCATION III
or CARDIOVASCULAR SONOGRAPHY CLINICAL EDUCATION III
5
MITS 471S
CARDIOVASCULAR SONOGRAPHY LAB II
or CARDIOVASCULAR SONOGRAPHY LAB II
1
 Credit Hours10
 Total Credit Hours41

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Website

Certification for Sonography

The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) is an independent, not-for-profit organization founded in 1975 that administers examinations and awards the following credentials:

RDMS® – Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer®
RDCS® – Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer®
RVT® – Registered Vascular Technologist®
RPVI® – Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation®
RMSK™ - Registered in Musculoskeletal™ sonography

ARDMS is the globally recognized standard of excellence in sonography and has certified more than 80,000 individuals.

ARDMS credentials document personal achievement of recognized professional standards. Credentials awarded by ARDMS are widely accepted in the medical community by ultrasound and vascular professional organizations.

Upon completion of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at UNMC, graduates are eligible to apply to take examinations on Abdomen, OB/GYN, Sonography Principles and Instrumentation, and Pediatric Sonography.

For more information regarding the ARDMS and requirements for registration, please contact:

The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
51 Monroe Street
Plaza East One
Rockville, Maryland 20850-2400
301.738.8401

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Website