Ultrasound Registry Review

The following study guides and resources are available to help you prepare for the ultrasound registry exams offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Cardiovascular Credentialing International.

These materials contain suggestions from experienced R.T.s for ultrasound registry review. Many of the ultrasound books listed also provide sample test questions.

Resources From ASRT

A helpful resource is the ASRT Office of Practice Standards where you can find the Scopes of Practice, Advisory Opinion Statements, Position Statements and Practice Standards for sonography.

View other sonography products.

Other Resources

To learn more about taking the registry exam to become a registered ultrasound technologist, view sonography certification requirements at www.arrt.org, www.ardms.org or www.cci-online.org.   

The following ultrasound review materials are provided as a courtesy; we do not endorse materials not produced by the ASRT, and this is not a comprehensive list of all available materials. Some of these materials are out of print but are still relevant review sources.


Abdominal Sonography Review: A Q&A Review for the ARDMS Abdomen Specialty Exam
Cindy Owen and Edward Grant
Davies Inc., 2010
ISBN: 0941022463

Abdominal Sonography CD-ROM Mock Exam
Cindy Owen and Edward Grant
Davies Inc., 2008
ISBN: 091022641

Diagnostic Ultrasound: Essentials of Medical Imaging
Stewart C. Bushong
McGraw-Hill, 1999
ISBN: 007012017X

Diagnostic Ultrasound: Principles and Instruments
Frederick W. Kremkau
Saunders, 2010
ISBN: 143770980X

Essentials of Ultrasound Physics
Linda Zagzebski
Elsevier, 2012
ISBN: 0323025722

Exam Preparation for Diagnostic Ultrasound: Abdomen and OB/GYN (Lippincott’s Review Series)
Roger C. Sanders, Jann Dolk and Nancy Smith Miner
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2001
ISBN: 0781717787

Fetal Echocardiography
Julia A. Drose
Saunders, 2009
ISBN: 1416056696

Fetal and Pediatric Ultrasound: A Casebook Approach
Harris L. Cohen and Carlos J. Sivit
McGraw-Hill Professional, 2000
ISBN: 0838588646

Manual of Diagnostic Ultrasound
P.E.S. Palmer
World Health Organization, 1995
ISBN: 9241544619

Mosby’s Comprehensive Review for General Sonography Examinations
Sussanna Ovel
Mosby, 2008
SSBN: 0323052827

Ob/Gyn Sonography Review: A Review for the ARDMS Obstetrics and Gynecology Exam
Kathryn A. Gill, Misty H. Sliman and Peter W. Callen
Davies Inc., 2010
ISBN: 091022536

Ultrasonography of the Prenatal and Neonatal Brain
Timor-Tritsch, Monteagudo, Pilu and Malinger
McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012
ISBN: 0071613064

Ultrasound Diagnosis of Fetal Anomalies
Entezami, Albig, Gasiorek-Wiens and Becker
Thieme Medical Publishers, 2003
ISBN: 1588902129

Ultrasound Physics Review: A Review for the ARDMS SPI Exam
Cindy A. Owen and James A. Zagzebski
Thieme Medical Publishers, 2009
ISBN: 0941022749

Ultrasound Review of the Abdomen, Male Pelvis and Small Parts
Janice Hickey and Franklin Goldberg
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 1998
ISBN: 0397516916

Ultrasound: The Requisites
William D. Middleton and Afred B. Kurtz
Mosby, 2003
ISBN: 0323017029


Registry Review
Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, 2012