Sonography is an advanced technology that uses sound waves to generate images used for assessment and diagnosis of various medical conditions. The 21-month accredited sonography program at NMC provides students with the knowledge and hands-on clinical training to become a certified sonographer.
The curriculum at NMC focuses on different parts of the body. The obstetrics and gynecologic portion focuses on imaging of the female reproductive system and includes one of the more well-known uses of sonography - examining the fetus of a pregnant woman to follow the baby's growth and development.
The abdominal portion of the curriculum involves learning the anatomy of the abdominal cavity to help diagnose and treat conditions primarily involving the aorta, gallbladder, bile ducts, kidneys, liver, pancreas and spleen. During the program you will also focus on the breast, thyroid and male reproductive system.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates the U. S. median salary in May 2020 for diagnostic medical sonographers was $75,920 per year, with a much faster than average projected job growth of 19 percent from 2019 to 2029.