2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Feb 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Program Director: Deena Boland
Office: Gateway, Room 112
Address: 3871 Stagg, Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 257-0058
E-mail: medicalsonography@lit.edu

The 65 SCH Diagnostic Medical Sonography program prepares individuals for a career as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer through classroom study and a supervised clinical experience. The medical sonographer performs ultrasound examinations to produce a picture of organs and muscles using high frequency sound waves. These examinations are used to diagnose fetal abnormalities, congenital disorders, cancers and benign tumors, as well as other diseases and disorders. Types of examinations include obstetrical, female and male reproductive organs, abdominal, thyroid, and vascular exams that include color and spectral Doppler. The Medical Sonographer may work in hospitals, clinics and physician's offices.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC/DMS).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs,
1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350.

Individuals interested in enrolling in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program must apply to the program. Diagnostic Medical Sonography application form, criteria and admission procedures are available from the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program director or by visiting www.lit.edu. Applications are due by April 1st of each year. Admission to the program is based on academic success. Applicants to Lamar Institute of Technology must pass all sections of the TSI assessment test. Those students not selected for admission into the sonography program may reapply the following year during normal admission times. Applicants selected to enroll in the program will begin classes in the Summer I semester.

Students applying to the program must complete a background screening as part of the application process.

A minimum grade of "C" must be earned in all courses in the recommended program of study. Students successfully completing the program will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Diagnostic Medial Sonography. Applicants may obtain additional information by contacting the program director.

Upon completion of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography, A.A.S , graduates are eligible to take the certification examinations (RDMS) in the specialty areas of Abdomen (AB) and/or Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN) administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).

The number of students accepted into the program is limited to the space available in the clinical agencies.


    Associate of Applied Science