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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

Why Choose Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Sonographers are taught to work independently and to operate highly technical ultrasound equipment to acquire sonographic images. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers use high frequency sound waves to produce images and data that assist health care professionals diagnose various disease and disease processes.  Physicians depend on the sonographer's assistance with interpretation of the images to evaluate many body parts and structures, especially of the abdomen and pelvis.

Graduates of the program are eligible to write the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) Sonography Principles and Instrumentation Examination as well as the Abdomen, and Obstetrics and Gynecology specialty exams.

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Admission Requirements

The following qualifiers must be met for the student to apply to the program

  • MATH 115- Intermediate Algebra, must be completed with a B- or higher
  • BIOL 109 - Anatomy & Physiology, must be completed with a B- or higher
  • PHYS 130 – Concepts in Physics, must be completed with a B- or higher
  • COHP 100 – Medical Vocabulary, must be completed with a C or higher
  • ENGL 150 must earn a letter grade of a C- or higher
  • DMS Applicants must meet the requirements by the end of Fall semester to be considered.

Detailed admission requirments are here


The Ferris State University DMS Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs - upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

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The History of Sonography

History of Sonography