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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

DMS Technical Standards


The Technical Standards for Diagnostic Medical Sonography have been established by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and are required of DMS students and Sonographers.  Individuals will need to have the ability to perform the following activities:


    * Lift more than 50 pounds routinely

    * Push and pull routinely

    * Bend and stoop routinely

    * Have full use of both hands, wrists and shoulders

    * Distinguish audible sounds

    * Adequately view sonograms, including color distinctions

    * Work standing on their feet 80% of the time

    * Interact compassionately and effectively with the sick or injured

    * Assist patients on and off examination tables

    * Communicate effectively with patients, patient family members, and other health care professionals

    * Organize and accurately perform the individual steps of a sonographic procedure in the proper sequence


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