Diagnostic Medical Sonography

www.wc.edu/sonography

Kelly Staub, RVT, RDMS (AB) (BR) (OB/GYN), RT(R), DMS Program Director
I.B. Hand Building (BUSI), RM 114
817-598-8847 • kstaub@wc.edu

Diagnostic medical sonography is based on sending high frequency sound waves into the body to produce dynamic real time images from the returning echoes. It is widely used to assess pregnancy, evaluate the abdomen, the cardiovascular system, and musculoskeletal conditions among many other applications. Sonographers scan different parts of the body to obtain gray scale images of organs and tissues along with color flow data of the circulation. These images are stored, printed, and/or uploaded to hospital networks for physician interpretation and diagnosis.

ADMISSION TO DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY

Admission to Weatherford College does not guarantee selective admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. The number of students admitted to this program is limited. Students admitted to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program are selected on the basis of admission to the college, reading, writing, and math level, prior educational achievement, and health status. For specific application information and deadlines, contact the Sonography Program Director or the academic counselor.

Admission to Weatherford College is required along with application to the program. Completion of all prerequisite courses with a GPA grade of “C” or higher is mandatory.

All students must achieve a minimum of 78% or higher to pass the Sonography courses and progress in the program.

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