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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

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Sometimes referred to as "Ultrasound Technicians", Diagnostic Medical Sonographers use high frequency sound waves and other diagnostic techniques for medical diagnosis. Sonographers are not licensed by any agency but require a competency-based certification.

The Society of Diagnotic Medical Sonographers offer Study Materials for certification. Pamphlets, brochures, etc. They do not certify.

Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
2745 Dallas Parkway, Suite 350
Plano, TX 75093-8730
(800) 229-9506
(214) 473-8057
(214) 473-8563 Fax

3 related credentials issued by the Society are:

  • Medical Sonography
  • Cardiac Sonography
  • Vascular Technology RDMS (Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer)
  • RDCS (Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer)
  • RVT (Registered Vascular Technologist)

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