2016-2017 Catalog and Handbook 
    Aug 19, 2022  
2016-2017 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Abdominal/OB/Gyn (DMS), AAS

It is the goal of the Southeast Tech DMS program to prepare competent entry-level general (Abdominal/OB/Gyn) sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Abdominal/OB/Gyn (DMS), a student will be able to:

Science and Technology

  • Recognize the sonographic appearance of abdominal, superficial, obstetrical, and gynecological anatomy.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the physics principles that apply to Sonography.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of sonographic equipment, including multi-dimensional imaging and Doppler techniques to obtain diagnostic data.

Problem Solving / Critical Thinking

  • Recognize pathology and understand related physiology to acquire appropriate images and information for diagnostic interpretation.
  • Modify exam protocols based on pathology and/or physiology variations.
  • Safely operate, troubleshoot problems, and implement corrective action on sonographic equipment.


  • Uphold ethical health care standards related to HIPAA.
  • Interact within diverse situations and cultures with dignity, respect and compassion.
  • Remain current in all aspects of sonographic technology by maintaining credentials, participating in professional organizations and continuing education to promote life-long learning.


  • Recognize image quality and articulate patient data necessary to provide interpreting physician with appropriate information for accurate diagnoses.
  • Effectively collaborate and communicate with health team members to provide optimal patient assessment, diagnoses, and care.