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Diagnostic Medical Imaging Program

Applications for this program open up in August and the program matriculates in the Fall of the following year

Note:   "Beginning in Fall 2021 the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs has established new guidelines for the Diagnostic Medical Imaging BS Program which may effect requirements and total credits for this degree."

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.

Please click here to learn more about the Diagnostic Medical Imaging program!