Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (DMS)

Diagnostic medical sonographers perform sonography also known as ultrasound. Ultrasound is a widely used imaging technique applied in the field of medicine which helps to examine human bodies by producing internal body images. It is effective in diagnosing and treating patients. The DMS program helps to give an in-depth understanding of the technology and processes involved in sonography/ultrasound.


Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS), also called ultrasound, is a diagnostic modality used for medical imaging procedures. It is a powerful tool that can offer a wealth of information about the human body. DMS is performed by using a specialized scanner called transducer which is connected with the ultrasound machine. The transducer, after attaching to the skin, produces high frequency sound waves which are transmitted into the human body. These ultrasound waves reflect from organs, body fluids & different tissues densities to the transducer. From transducer the sound waves are then transformed into images on the screen of ultrasound machine. These ultrasound images provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating variety of diseases. It also helps in observing and visualizing the condition & behavior of the fetus in utero (before birth). Therefore ultrasound has become the most widely used imaging modality in modern medicine and it will continue to expand. The DMS Program offers an in-depth explanation of how DMS works.

Program Objectives

  • Learn how to operate the machine
  • Learn how to enter patient information
  • Learn how to adjust depth measurement
  • Learn how to adjust frequency
  • Learn how to demonstrate indicator orientation
  • Learn how to save images
  • Learn how to establish objective criteria
  • Learn how to position the patient for the specific test
  • Learn the basic introduction to accreditation bodies
  • Learn the standards for ultrasound QC (quality control)

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Program Completion:

A diploma will be awarded to those students who will successfully complete all required courses as per college’s Satisfactory Academic Requirements and fulfill their financial obligation towards the college.

To become eligible to challenge national certification exam in Sonography through ARRT, students have to complete the following requirements:

  • Complete Stellar Career College’s ARRT-recognized educational program in Sonography.
  • Must demonstrate competency in formal classroom education (didactic coursework), and program’s clinical requirements.
  • Complete an associate (or higher) degree, in any subject, from an educational institution accredited by an agency ARRT recognizes. You may earn the degree at any time—before, after, or while you complete an educational program in your discipline.
  • ARRT enforces high standards of ethics and professional conduct. Students must comply with everything in the ARRT Standards of Ethics, including the Rules of Ethics. You must notify ARRT of any ethics violations within 30 calendar days of their occurrence, Applicants who don’t follow these rules might become ineligible. Several types of misconduct, charges, and convictions may violate ARRT’s Rules of Ethics. For further details on this matter, please refer to ARRT’s handbook that is available at www.arrt.org

Admission Requirements:

Applicants may enroll on any school day. At the time of enrollment the applicant will be informed of the next start date. Applicants are accepted on the basis of personal interview, testing, and suitability for the required training program.

  • Applicants must complete an application for admission.
  • Applicants must provide a proof of High School Diploma, GED, college transcript or equivalent.
  • Applicants must complete and sign an enrollment agreement.


Stellar Career College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201, telephone 703-247-4212. ACCSC is a US Department of Education approved accrediting Agency.

IBHE Approval:

Stellar Career College, Chicago, Illinois location is approved by the “Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education”. For more information on IBHE approval, you may contact the Illinois Board of Higher Education, Private Business and Vocational Schools at 1 N. Old State Capital Plaza Suite 333 Springfield, IL 62701-1404 phone number (217) 782-2551 or www.ibhe.org

Program Highlights:

Course Duration
18 months
Clock Hours

Program Format:

The College will offer this program in on-ground format as well as in hybrid format in which students can take up to 45% of the courses using online delivery method.

Program Curriculum:

BIO101 Basic Medical Terminology

BIO 102 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO103 Registry Review

BIO 104 Healthcare Laws and Ethics

BIO 105 Patient Care in Imaging

BIO 106 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

BIO 107 Imaging Pathology

DMS 111 Fundamentals of Sonography I

DMS 112 Sonographic Imaging I

DMS 113 Ultrasound Physics I

DMS 114 Fundamentals of Sonography II

DMS 115 Sonographic Imaging II

DMS 116 Ultrasound Physics II

DMS 121 Externship I

DMS 122 Externship II

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