• Medical Training Institute of New York

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Our Diagnostic Medical Sonography program can provide a solid foundation for a career in this field and can open up many opportunities for growth and advancement. It is essential to choose an accredited provider of this program, like us at Medical Training Institute of New York, that meets your career goals and offers the level of education and training you need to succeed.


Welcome to the Medical Training Institute of New York Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. The program is a 14-month full-time and 18-month Part-time beginning Summer of the enrollment year and running continuously through the Fall of the following year.

This program is designed to provide clinical training, including hands-on practice, for Diagnostic Medical sonography and an academic curriculum in Diagnostic sonography principles, technology, physics, and instrumentation.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography at the Medical Training Institute of New York is designed to prepare students to perform Diagnostic Sonography examinations under the direction of a physician.

The student will have the opportunity to study the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of scanned organ systems, recognize the sonographic patterns of the organs, learn the protocols for a logical and thorough survey of the organs, and provide accurate and technical impressions of the interpreting physician.

Our goal is to prepare competent entry-level adult general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. We are dedicated to training sonographers who exemplify this standard and degree of excellence. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the ARDMS and/or ARRT Registry Exams.

One of the many advantages of the Medical Training Institute of New York program is that all clinical training is performed at one location. There is a strong collaboration with the didactic and clinical instructors to ensure harmony throughout the program.

The core curriculum is structured to include an on-campus lecture component, an on-campus imaging laboratory component, and an off-campus integrated Externship/clinical component.

The Medical Training Institute of New York Echocardiography Lab offers a variety of educational offerings in conjunction with the school's didactic sessions.

The final externship portion of the curriculum is structured to include supervised experiences in the clinical environment that require competencies, logs, and evaluations completed by the student. At the conclusion of the program, graduates who have diligently attended class and their externship studied and practiced their skills should have the skills to seek entry-level employment as (noninvasive) cardiovascular technologists.

What Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Technologists, and Technicians Do

Diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists, and technicians operate special equipment to create images or conduct tests. They work closely with Physicians and Surgeons who view the images and test results to assess and diagnose medical conditions.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Technologists, and Technicians typically do the following:

  • Prepare patients by explaining the procedure to them and answering their questions.
  • Prepare exam rooms and maintain diagnostic imaging equipment.
  • Properly situate patients for imaging
  • Operate equipment to obtain diagnostic images or to conduct tests.
  • Review images or test results to check for quality and adequate coverage of the areas needed for diagnoses.
  • Analyze results for abnormalities and other diagnostic information and provide a summary of findings to physicians.
  • Record findings and keep track of patients’ records.

Diagnostic medical sonographers specialize in creating images, known as sonograms or ultrasounds, that depict the body’s organs and tissues. Sonography is often the first imaging test performed when the disease is suspected. Sonography uses high-energy sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body. The sonographer uses an instrument called a transducer to scan parts of the patient’s body that are being examined. The transducer emits pulses of sound that bounce back, causing echoes. The echoes form an image on a computer that physicians use for diagnosis. The following are examples of types of medical sonographers:

  • Abdominal sonographers specialize in imaging a patient’s abdominal cavity and nearby organs, such as the kidney, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and spleen. Abdominal sonographers may assist with biopsies or other examinations requiring ultrasound guidance.
  • Breast sonographers specialize in imaging a patient’s breast tissue. Sonography can confirm the presence of cysts and tumors that may have been detected by the patient, the physician, or a mammogram. Breast sonographers assist with procedures that track tumors and help to provide information that will aid physicians in making decisions about treatment options for breast cancer patients.
  • Cardiac sonographers (echocardiographers) specialize in imaging a patient’s heart. They use ultrasound equipment to examine the heart’s chambers, valves, and vessels. An echocardiogram may be performed either while the patient is resting or after the patient has been physically active. Cardiac sonographers also may take echocardiograms of fetal hearts so that physicians can diagnose cardiac conditions during pregnancy.
  • Musculoskeletal sonographers specialize in imaging muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. These sonographers may assist with ultrasound guidance for injections or during surgical procedures that deliver medication or treatment directly to affected tissues.
  • Pediatric sonographers specialize in imaging of children and infants. Many of the medical conditions they image are associated with premature births or birth defects. Pediatric sonographers may work closely with pediatricians and other caregivers.
  • Obstetric and gynecologic sonographers specialize in imaging the female reproductive system. For example, many pregnant women receive sonograms to track the baby’s growth and health.
  • Vascular technologists (vascular sonographers) create images of blood vessels and collect data that help physicians diagnose disorders affecting blood flow. Vascular technologists often evaluate blood flow and identify blocked arteries or blood clots.

Program Summary


  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Effective Communication
  • Health Careers Orientation
  • Algebra
  • Math and Physics
  • Ultrasound Physics
  • Basic Ultrasound Scan Techniques
  • General Pathology
  • Abdomen
  • Superficial Structures
  • Obstetrics
  • Female and male Reproduction
  • Pediatrics
  • DMS Externship


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Those Considering Radiology

If your goal is to become an imaging Technologist, starting out as a Diagnostic Medical Technologist is a great opportunity to explore the radiology imaging field. You'll get the chance to work alongside Physicians and Surgeons in a variety of healthcare settings, earning invaluable experience and skills along the way.


Aspiring Medical Professionals

Working as a Diagnostic Medical Technologist gives many of us our first taste of working in the medical field. You might gain inspiration to continue that career path and get a more in-depth understanding of the medical world. It's okay to share this desire with your interviewer. It shows your dedication to the field and your willingness to learn.


Job Stability

As the large baby-boom population ages, the need to diagnose medical conditions—such as blood clots and heart disease—will likely increase.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall employment of diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists/technicians is projected to grow significantly from 2020 to 2030.


Length of Curriculum: 1800 Clock hours

The 1800 clock hours of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography consist of 800 hours of Didactic, 400 hours of Lab, and 600 Clinical Rotation Hours.

Program Type Learning Modality Hours
Diagnostic Medical SonographyDMS: Ultrasound
  • Didactic
  • Lab
  • Internship
  • 800
  • 400
  • 600
Total Hours 1800

Spring 2024

Day, Evening, weekend

67-82 weeks, 22-25 hrs./week

Spring 2024 Enrollment Open

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This course is also part of our Cardiovascular Sonography—consisting of Vascular Sonography—available for $25,950. Are you Interested in mastering Cardiovascular Sonography? LEARN MORE

Total Program Cost:

Program Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Hours 1,800
Registration Fee $100
Tuition $22,250
Technology Fees $1300
Clinical Lab Fee $1,560
Total Program Cost $25,210


Registration Fee

A non-refundable Registration Fee of $100 was due during registration to reserve a seat.

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Clinical/Lab Fee

Clinical/Lab Fee is used to cover the cost of Liability insurance policy and student lab operations and to provide students with Liability Insurance at clinical rotation internship sites.

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Technology Fees

Technology Fee provides students with Online Learning Resources, the learning management system, eBooks, and the student portal.

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Students are required to purchase all textbooks on their own. Textbook costs are estimated at $1,900.00.

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Uniform Fee

Students are required to purchase MTI logo scrubs on their own. MTI logo scrubs can be purchased from the school bookstore or online at portal.mtiofnewyork.com/stores.

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Diagnostic medical Sonography Program is $5,042 for each of the program's five (5) quarters, and a total of $25,210 for the entire program, with tuition payments, are due as follows:

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Quarter Hours Cost Per Quarter
1 360 $5,042
2 360 $5,042
3 360 $5,042
4 360 $5,042
5 360 $5,042

Schedule of Sessions

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Morning Classes

The day program will be 7 hours per day Monday- Friday.

35 hours per week for approximately 52 weeks.

5:00 PM-10:30 PM

Evening Schedule

The Evening program will be 5 hours per day Monday- Friday.

25 hours per week for approximately 72 weeks.

9:00 AM-5:30 PM

Weekend Schedule

The weekend program will be 7 hours per day Friday- Sunday.

21 hours per week for approximately 86 weeks

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