Diagnostic medical sonography is one of the fastest growing diagnostic fields. It is used in nearly every medical specialty and in every type of medical care setting. The technology uses a noninvasive, painless, and acceptably safe energy source — high frequency sound — to obtain detailed and dynamic images of the organs within the body. Medical sonographers must have extensive knowledge of anatomy, pathophysiology, physics, and the medical and biological sciences.
The program is a two-year, upper-division college program leading to the bachelor of science degree. The SUNY Downstate Program in Diagnostic Medical Imaging was the first in the United States to offer a bachelor of science degree with a major in diagnostic medical sonography.
The curriculum integrates the basic and medical sciences with sonography courses, giving students a comprehensive academic base which is then applied to lab experiences throughout the New York area.
Specialty areas taught include obstetrics-gynecology, abdomen, cardiology, as well as duplex Doppler vascular imaging, neurosonography, and courses in new applications.
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