Sonography (Ultrasound)

Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Diagnostic medical sonography uses sound waves (ultrasound) to produce both 2D and 3D dynamic images of tissue, organs, and blood flow inside the human body. The areas of the abdomen, obstetrics/gynecology, echocardiography, and vascular technology make up the basic modalities of sonography. The sonographer, a highly skilled advanced imaging specialist, uses sophisticated equipment to master the art of scanning. They work closely with physicians to provide accurate detection of disease and the highest-quality patient care.


Sonography (Ultrasound) Program Scorecard

+As reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2020 in Ohio
* Average pass rates; SPI Registry: 100%, abdomen: 83%, ob/gyn: 100%, Vascular: 100%, Cardiac: 95%


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Approval & Accreditation

Our diagnostic medical sonography degree meets the essentials of and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation from the Joint Review Committee for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS).

CAAHEP: 9355 – 113th St. N, #7709 Seminole, FL 33775. Phone: (727) 210-2350.

JRC-DMS: 6021 University Blvd #500, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Phone: (443) 973-3251

Kettering College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), approved by the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA), and authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE).

HLC: 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411 Phone: 800-621-7440

AAA: 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904 Phone:301-680-6000 Website:

ODHE: 25 S Front St, Columbus, OH 43215. Phone: 614-466-6000. Website:

Professional Licensure & Certification Disclosures for Sonography

All graduates of the CAAHEP-accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Kettering College meet the educational requirements to be eligible for national registry certification in the following specialty areas: abdominal, vascular, cardiac, and obstetrics/gynecology. Registries are administered, and credentials are awarded by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). The ARDMS is recognized as the international standard in sonographer credentialing. Since graduates take a national registry, their credentials are accepted in all 50 states. ( There are no state-to-state licensure requirements for sonographers as they are nationally certified through the ARDMS.


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