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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Curriculum

The National Education Curriculum for Sonography (NEC) is the product of a national consensus conference involving 18 related professional organizations (listed below). Working collaboratively and representing the sonographic professional community, these organizations produced a national sonographic educational curriculum guide for use by developing and existing sonographic educational programs. The objective of this project was to produce a curriculum outline that, when implemented, may assist in the achievement of educational objectives to produce an entry-level sonographer.

Endorsing or Supporting Organizations

  • American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF)
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
  • American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
  • American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
  • American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)
  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)
  • Canadian Association of Registered Diagnostic Ultrasound Professionals (CARDUP)
  • Canadian Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (CSDMS)
  • Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRCCVT)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS)
  • SDMS Educational Foundation
  • Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS)
  • Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU)
  • Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS)
  • Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU)

The online curriculum is available at National Education Curriculum for Sonography (NEC). For any institution offering a diagnostic medical sonography program, this curriculum guide is the definitive source for the educational objectives of the professional component of the program.

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