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Radiologic Sciences - Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Southern Illinois University

48 months
Duration
24038 USD/year
12474 USD/year
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About

The Radiologic Sciences - Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Southern Illinois University is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) by recommendation of the Joint Review Committee for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS). 

Overview

Diagnostic Medical Sonography, also called ultrasonography or sonography, is a diagnostic medical procedure that uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to produce dynamic visual images of organs, tissues, or blood flow inside the body. This procedure is often referred to as a sonogram or ultrasound scan. Unlike X-rays, sonography is a radiation-free imaging modality.

Students successfully completing the accredited program meet all requirements to sit for the national certification examinations for the abdomen and obstetrics & gynecology credentials. 

Southern Illinois University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Program of Study

The Radiologic Sciences - Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Southern Illinois University during the first two years includes basic sciences, general core courses and required health related courses. The third year is composed of courses of diagnostic medical sonography, also called ultrasonography or sonography. The fourth year is composed of course work and clinical experiences. The student is expected to assume financial responsibility, securing housing and transportation for clinical rotations.

Upon completion of the program our students will be prepared to apply to take national registry exams in the specialty areas of abdomen (evaluation of all soft tissues, blood vessels, and organs of the abdominal cavity and superficial structures) and obstetrics/gynecology (evaluation of the female reproductive system and fetus). 

Program Mission

The mission of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Specialization is providing qualified individuals with adequate educational opportunity, both in theory and practice, to allow proficiency in the areas of abdomen and obstetrics/gynecology ultrasonography.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sonography
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology Sonography 
  • Vascular Sonography
  • Abdominal Sonography
  • Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation
  • Advanced Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation
  • Clinical Practicum Lab 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
68

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
68

Other requirements

General requirements

Choose from our more than 200 undergraduate programs (Majors) in eight different colleges. Determine if you meet our minimum requirements to a Bachelor's (undergraduate) program for:

  • freshmen - fewer than 26 college credits
  • transfer - more than 26 college credits
Submit an application and $40 fee on-line along with:
  • Transcripts from high school and/or college

English Proficiency

A financial statement - showing a minimum of $40,000 within the last 6 months 

No SAT is required for admission, unless you want to apply for a merit scholarship award (minimum SAT score required)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    24038 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12019 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    12474 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6237 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Carbondale

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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