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.

Email comments concerning the adopted professional curriculum to education@asrt.org.