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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The profession of Sonography uses equipment that generates high frequency sound waves to produce images of the human body. Using imaging procedures and personal initiative, the sonographer gathers data for interpretation and evaluation by the physician. This profession includes abdominal sonography, neurosonography, echocardiography, obstetrical and pelvic sonography and vascular technology. In each of these areas the sonographer must be knowledgeable of expected pathology, applicable instrumentation and resulting images. The OUHSC sonography program is accredited in both general and cardiac sonography and provides opportunities for each student to obtain competencies in these subspecialty areas. Clinical facility resources limit the number of students assigned to subspecialty areas for advanced competencies. Assignment for advanced competencies will be made on the basis of available facilities and each student’s performance in coursework. 

“I feel that I got a great education from the sonography program at OU. The professors were wonderful at teaching giving us the didactic knowledge to excel at our clinical sites. The reputation of OU's sonography program made it easy to find a job right after graduation, and I'm very thankful for all I learned from the program.”

Kendall McMurrian, RDCS (AE), RDMS (OB), RVT

Our Mission

The Department Empowers Life by:   

  • Educating students to be competent, professional, entry-level practitioners capable of assuming leadership roles in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, or Medical Dosimetry.
  • Educating imaging and therapy professionals through higher education, advanced continuing education and career advancement.
  • Promoting student and graduate participation in scholarly activity and policy development that enhances the educational process, the professions and health care.
  • Promoting student and graduate service opportunities to the University, the community and the professions that contribute to enhancing overall patient care. (Updated 2015-2020)

Effectiveness Data

Graduation rates; certification pass rates and job placement rates for the past 5 years in Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Medical Dosimetry. 

Outcomes Report (2016 – 2020) 

Program Goals

The goals for the Sonography program in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences are:  

  • To prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  • To prepare competent entry-level adult cardiac sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  • To prepare competent entry-level vascular technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  • Provide an academic and clinical environment which leads to:
    • Student demonstration of effective communication with other health care practitioners.
    • Student application of effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Student scholarly activity within the professions.
  • Provide avenues for involvement in student governance, service to the University, the community, and profession that promote:
    • Student appreciation of lifelong learning.
    • Student leadership positions within the professions and medical community.
  • Provide didactic and clinical experiences that lead to research and scholarship opportunities.

(Updated 2018)

Accrediting Body

The University of Oklahoma Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www. upon the recommendation of Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

Phone: (727) 210-2350


Joint Review Commission of Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043

phone: 443-973-3251
fax: 866-738-3444

Click here for program detail and how to apply!


Program Faculty

Contact Information

Office of Academic and Student Services
Phone: (405) 271-6588
Fax: (405) 271-3120

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Robin White, M.Ed., RDMS, RDCS, RVT
Admissions Coordinator
P.O. Box 26901
Oklahoma City, OK 73190-0901
Phone: (405) 271-6477
Fax: (405) 271-1424