diagnostic medical sonography program in Jackson, MS

Health Related Professions

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Diagnostic Medical songraphy program in Jackson, Mississippi

Sonography is an imaging modality, which uses high frequency sound waves to produce images for diagnosis. The diagnostic medical sonography profession includes general sonography, cardiac sonography, vascular technology and various subspecialties. The profession requires sound judgment and the ability to provide appropriate health care services. Sonographers are highly skilled professionals, qualified by education, to provide patient services using diagnostic techniques under the supervision of a licensed physician, usually a radiologist. The sonographer may provide this service in a variety of medical settings. Sonographers assist the physicians in gathering data necessary to reach correct diagnostic decisions.


Career Opportunities
Entry level salaries of registered diagnostic medical sonographers vary greatly per geographical location. Beginning salaries in the Jackson area and in the state range between $30,000 and $40,000 per year. Pay scales increase with experience and registries obtained. To further your career in the radiology field, diagnostic medical sonography would be an exciting first step.

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General Information and Accreditation

Online Catalog:

•  Diagnostic Medical Sonography, AAS

•  Diagnostic Medical Sonography, TC

The Hinds Community College Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Committee for Educational Programs for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).  

CAAHEP Contact Information:

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

JRC-DMS Contact Information:

JRC-DMS
Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043
443.973.3251 | 866.738.3444 fax | www.jrcdms.org

An entry-level sonographer should be able to:

• Obtain, review and integrate pertinent history and clinical data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results.

• Perform appropriate procedures and record anatomic, pathologic and/or physiologic data for interpretation by a physician.

• Record, analyze and process diagnostic data and other pertinent observations made during the procedure for presentation to the interpreting physician.

• Exercise discretion and judgment in the performance of sonographic non-invasive and invasive diagnostic services.

• Demonstrate appropriate communication skills with patients and colleagues.

• Act in a professional and ethical manner. Provide patient education related to medical sonography and promote principles of good health.

Admission Requirements

Technical Standards

Applicants must be prepared for physical activity such as frequent standing, walking, lifting, pushing and pulling, reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching. The applicant's vision, speech and hearing must be within normal range with or without correction. There must be color perception and the ability to effectively communicate the English language, both orally and written. Strong communication skills are essential.

Admission Information

Minimum requirements for applicants include:

Complete an Hinds CC Application for Admission and submit it to the Office of Admissions and Records address located in the top right corner of the application, and, submitting an application for selection to the Nursing/Allied Health Center.

  • ACT composite score of 19 (16 if taken prior to October 1989.)

  • Proof of high school graduation or GED equivalent.

  • Proof of graduation from an accredited 2-year Radiologic Technology program.

    Verification of ARRT registration or registry eligible status, pending passing ARRT Registry Exam.

  •  Completion of the following college courses with a "C" or higher in each course: Selection will be based on date of completion of all entrance requirements.

    • College Algebra (3 semester hours)
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab (4 semester hours)
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab (4 semester hours)

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Contact Information

Lesa Wilson, BSHS, RT (R) (M), RDMS (AB, BR, OB/GYN) - Program Director
Office: 601.376.4821, Fax: 601.376.4968.
First Friday - Information Session
Information sessions are held at the Nursing/Allied Health Center on the first Friday of each month at 1 p.m., except holidays.  These sessions will provide you with an opportunity to talk with faculty, counselors, and financial aid representatives and to tour school labs.