Diagnostic Medical Sonography | Radiation Sciences Programs

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The University of Iowa (UI) Radiation Sciences in collaboration with Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Education began offering web-based education through the UI Center for Credit Programs in the Summer 2010. The instructors facilitating these courses are those currently educating students in the University of Iowa DMS Program with adjunct faculty assistance and expertise from sonographers, residents and physicians employed at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and partnering institutions. These distance education courses are part of the continuing education mission of the department. They do not meet the requirements for the BS in Radiation Sciences and do not fulfill requirements for the CAAHEP accredited DMS program.

The courses are entirely internet-based and are designed to provide the student with the information identified in The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) exam content outlines for Sonography Principles and Instrumentation, Abdomen, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vascular Technology, and other specialty exams. (see www.ardms.org).

Successful completion of a two-year Radiologic Technology or Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is required to enroll in the courses.

The web-based education offered by the UI Radiation Sciences does not provide the required clinical education to take professional certification examinations and enter the profession. To meet the ARDMS examination prerequisites, students also need to complete twelve months of clinical ultrasound experience (see www.ardms.org). Students should explore clinical internship opportunities through institutions that have partnered with the UI Radiation Sciences or other institution of their choice.

Course Information

The following courses are offered online and are suggested continuing education for diagnostic medical sonography. For detailed course information please go to: https://myui.uiowa.edu/my-ui/courses/dashboard.page or http://catalog.registrar.uiowa.edu/carver-medicine/radiation-sciences/#coursestext  

  • RSCT:4100 Sectional Anatomy for Radiation Sciences (3 sh)
    Semesters offered: Summer, Fall and Spring
  • RSCI:4110 Vascular Anatomy (3 sh)
    Semesters offered: Summer, Fall and Spring
  • RSMS:3110 Foundations of Sonography (3 sh)
    Semester offered: Summer
  • RSMS:3230 Sonography Principles, Physics and Instrumentation (3 sh)
    Semester offered: Spring
  • RSMS:3120 Abdominal Sonography I (3 sh)
    Semester offered: Fall
  • RSMS:3240 Abdominal Sonography II (3 sh)
    Semester offered: Spring
  • RSMS:3130 Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography I (3 sh)
    Semester offered: Fall
  • RSMS:3250 Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography II (3 sh)
    Semester offered: Spring
  • RSMS:3140 Vascular Sonography I (3 sh)
    Semester offered: Fall
  • RSMS:3270 Vascular Sonography II (3 sh)
    Semester offered: Spring
  • RSMS:3260 Breast Sonography (2 sh)
    Semester offered: Summer

Suggested Course Sequence

Summer

  • RSMS:3110 Foundations of Sonography
  • RSCT:4100 Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Sciences
  • RSCI:4110 Vascular Anatomy

Fall

  • RSMS:3120 Abdominal Sonography I
  • RSMS:3130 Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography I
  • RSMS:3140 Vascular Sonography I

Spring

  • RSMS:3230 Sonography Principles, Physics and Instrumentation
  • RSMS:3240 Abdominal Sonography II
  • RSMS:3250 Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography II
  • RSMS:3270 Vascular Sonography II

Summer

  • RSMS:3260 Breast Sonography