Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)
Announcing the Bachelor of Science Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Beginning Summer 2018
Looking for a fast-paced, satisfying career in the medical field?
Seeking a significant role on the health care team to help in patient diagnosis?
How about the field in medical imaging called sonography?
Currently Accepting Applications as of June 1, 2017
Choosing a Program
Two programs are available from Loma Linda University: Certificate in Cardiac Sonography and Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The cardiac track only focuses on the heart, and the Bachelor’s degree focuses on the entire body. Once you make a decision on which option to choose, following the “How to Begin” steps for that program.
The Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a 27-month program. 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 type of procedure is often referred to as a sonogram or ultrasound scan. Diagnostic Medical Sonography is used to examine many parts of the body, such as the abdomen, breasts, obstetrics & gynecology, prostate, and blood vessels. The program begins each Summer quarter in June, with 12-14 students. This program does not require a previous degree but has prerequisites and requirements.
The Certificate in Cardiac Sonography is a 12-month program. Coursework and clinical time in this program involves more in depth concentrated study of assessment of the heart. It includes extensive study of the heart hemodynamics, normal anatomy, disease processes, and patient treatment. The Cardiac Sonography program begins each Fall. This program prepares students to sit for the board exam and RDCS credentialing exam. All students are required to take and pass the ARDMS Standard Physics and Instrumentation (SPI) exam before completion of the program. This program does require a previous associate/bachelors degree in any field.
Gainful Employment Disclosures
The following links will provide information regarding the cost of the certificate, financing available, median debt, normal timeframe for completion, and job placement rates for students that have completed this program. To view this information, Click the links below.
School of Allied Health Professions
Department of Radiation Technology
Medical Sonography Program
Loma Linda University
Nichol Hall, Room A829
Loma Linda, CA 92350