Career Information Related
 to 
 Diagnostic Medical Sonography 

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Department Web Site

Sample of Job Titles and Salary Ranges

Typical job titles include:

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Echocardiographer
  • Vascular Technician

Entry Level Position Title with Salary

An entry-level position in the hospital setting for a registry-eligible graduate with no prior work experience ranges from $35,000 to $40, 000 per year.

Employment Outlook for the next Decade

The employment opportunities are excellent in their career field and are expected to increase by as much as 39% between now the year 2010. Many positions are continuously advertised in the metropolitan newspapers from the increase in numbers of hospital procedures and new offices being opened.

 

Possible Employers
DIRECTORY OF CLINICAL AFFILIATES
2000-2001

Abdomen/Ob/Gyn Clinical Affiliates:

Clinical Affiliate:

Telephone Number:

Contact Person:

     

American Radiology Services,Inc 
9055 Cheverly Drive, Suite #111
Ellicott, MD 21042

(410) 465-8990, x 8824 Sharon Sloan
8820 Sheryle Everett

Sheryle Everett
Pam Bahr

American Radiology Services,Inc
11085 Little Patuxent Pkwy #001
Columbia, MD 21044

(410) 977-2455

Sheryle Everett
Ora Horton
Chen Chun 

Children’s Hospital
111 Michigan Avenue, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20010

(202) 884-5070, x3410

Linda Rebolo
Cathy Jones

Clinical Radiologists,PA
2121 Medical Park Drive
Silver Spring, Maryland 20902

(301) 681-8242, x226

Sheila Moran

Celena Connelly
Beth Annette

Columbia Hospital for Women
2425 L. Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

(202) 293-6525
(202) 778-6217 fax

Mary Faiola –
(Radiology Administrator)

Rene Perkins
Marian Smith

Community Radiology Assoc. Administrative Office
4110 Aspen Hill Rd.Suite #200
Rockville, MD 20853

(301) 460-2600, x246

Denise Kramer

Community Radiology Assoc.
20528 Boland Farm Rd. #110
Germantown, MD 20876

(301) 428-2884

(301) 428-3187 fax

Debbie Susman
Diane Parker
Anita Hartley

Community Radiology Assoc.
1106 Spring Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910

(301) 585-0983

Mary Hughes

Community Radiology Assoc.
18111 Prince Phillip Dr.
Olney, MD 20832

(301) 774-3400

 

Betsy Wheeler
(Office Manager)

Norma Spencer
Jean Vammino-Garland
Mindy Glatt
Debra Densmore

Community Radiology Assoc.
10215 Fernwood Road, #620
Bethesda, MD 20817

(301) 530-6682

Alisa Abel
Donna Sinai

Community Radiology Assoc.
11120 New Hampshire Avenue #105
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904

(301) 681-7600
(301) 681-8087 fax

Sharon Chand
Pam Waller
Pat Wodleigh

Doctors Community Hospital
8118 Good Luck Road
Lanham, MD 20706

(301) 552-8513

(301) 552-5891

Valery Kogan

Howard County General Hospital
5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044

(410) 740-7968
(410) 884-4677 (Fax)

Gerard Dauer -
(Chief U/S Department)

Katharine Wardlaw
Maureen Wingate
Diane Benecky

Frederick Memorial Hospital
401 East Seventh Street
Frederick, Maryland 21702

  1. 698-3307

(301) 698-3420

Charles L. Sandeen 
(Radiology Manager)

Mike Burall
Tami Carico
Denise Loeper

Laurel Regional Hospital
7100 Contee Road
Laurel, Maryland 20707

(301) 497-7994

John Fries-
(
U/S Supervisor)

Johalee Blankenship
Barbara Fowler

Montgomery General Hospital
18101 Prince Phillip Drive
Olney, Maryland 20832

(301) 774-8950

Barbara Perkins-
(Radiology Supervisor)

Delores Holland
Shirley Garcia-Holland

Pembrooke Imaging & MRI Center
11335 Pembrooke Square Suite 101
Waldorf, MD 20603

(301) 870-8434
(301) 932-4522

Dona Foster
(Assistant Center Manager)

Prince George's Hospital Center
3001 Hospital Drive
Cheverly, MD 20785

(301) 618-3344
(301) 618-3981

Christine Thorne-
(Director of Medical Imaging)
Joan Stevenson
Beatrice Mukangee

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
8901 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20850

(301) 279-6080

Hety Sturman -
(Lead Sonographer)

Carol Kirkland
Nicole Bevequa
Hulder Vanderhuyden

Shady Grove Radiology Assoc.
9711 Medical Center Drive, # 310
Rockville, Maryland 20850

(301) 762-2550

Beth Caherty
Tarrah Moyer

Shady Grove Radiology Assoc.
19241 Montgomery Village Ave, E13
Gaithersburg, MD 20886

(301) 948-6414
(301)590-8964 fax

Pam Thomas
(Office Manager.)

Kara Rickard
Linda Mendiola

Shady Grove Radiology Assoc.
101 W. Edmonston Dr.
Rockville, MD 20851

(301) 762-1818

Hally Lewis (O.M.)
Jennifer Grimes

Sibley Memorial Hospital
5255 Loughboro Road, N.W.
 Washington, D.C. 20016

(202) 537-4781

(202)363-6984 fax

Tamara Crumm-
(
U/S Supervisor)

Jocelyn Bryce
Nazanin Ilchi
Tahareh Bakhsh-Gohar

Southern Md Hospital Center – OP
7501 Surratts Road # 104
Clinton, Maryland 20735

(301) 877-5058

Gwen Chase-Johnson (Administrator)

Kristen Simms

Southern Md Hospital Center
7503 Surratts Road
Clinton, Maryland 20735

(301) 877-4548 u/s
(301) 877-4172 rad
(301) 877-3518 fax

Thomas Cooper
(Radiology, Medical Director)

Emily Badger-Haley
Rene Baker
Robin Thompson
Ollie Scott
Tracey Mason

Washington Adventist Hospital
7600 Carroll Avenue
Takoma Park, Maryland 20912

(301) 891-5483
Bonnie Boyd
(301) 891-5587
(301) 891-6499 fax

John Campbell
Ginny Knox
Naveed Aslam
Valentina Karandikar
Nancy Greenfield

Washington Hospital Center
710 Irving Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20010

(202) 877-6030

Steve Hoefer
Suella Jones
Paul Grube
Altamese Fleming
Jei Hu
Ruby Charles
Bonnie Dichter

Echocardiography Clinical Affiliates:

 

Clinical Affiliate:

Telephone #

Contact Person:

     

Frederick Memorial Hospital
401 East Seventh Street
Frederick, Maryland 21702

(301) 698-3540

Garland MacDonald-
Director, CardioPulmunary Services

Frank Patternoster
Kathy Sheffer
Craig Cohen

Montgomery General Hospital
18101 Prince Phillip Drive
Olney, Maryland 20832

(301) 774-8950

Barbara Perkins-
(Radiology Supervisor)

Delores Holland
Margaret Jones

Prince George’s Hospital Center Cardiac Lab
3001 Hospital Drive
Cheverly, Maryland 20785

(301) 618-2777

John Blakeney

Bernice Harris

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital-Echo Lab
9901 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20850

(301) 279-6289

Evadne Moore

Lydia Gibson

Sibley Memorial Hospital
5255 Loughboro Road, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20016

(202) 537-4013
(202) 362-9378 Fax

Tamara Crumm
Deirdrea Smith

 

Vascular Clinical Affiliates:

 

Clinical Affiliate:

Telephone #

Contact Person:

     

Doctors Community Hospital

Vascular Lab
8118 Good Luck Road
Lanham, MD 20706

(301) 552-8136

Rita Sturdivant

Doctors Vascular Lab

9715 Medical Center Drive, # 105
Rockville, Maryland 20832

(301) 762-0277

Erica Petrolle

Frederick Memorial Hospital

Vascular Lab
401 East Seventh Street
Frederick, Maryland 21702

(301) 698-3820

Garland MacDonald-

Director, CardioPulmunary Services
Dave Perry
Frank Patternoster
Judy Wolfinger
Dorothy Bennett

Prince George’s Hospital Center

3001 Hospital Drive
Cheverly, Maryland 20785

(301) 618-2336

Paul Blankenship

 

Southern Maryland Hospital
7503 Surratts Road
Clinton, MD 20735

(301) 877-4548

(301) 877-4172

Emily Badger-Haley

Rene Baker

Sibley Memorial Hospital
5255 Loughboro Road, N.W.
 Washington, D.C. 20016

(202) 537-4013

(202) 362-9378 Fax

Tamara Crumm
Deirdrea Smith

ClinaffiliatedirectSpring2001

 

Sources of Additional Information

Faculty Resource: Linda Zanin, Program Coordinator 
Office Location: Science South Building, Room 225 (TP)

Counseling Resources: Any Counselor
Office Location: Student Services Telephone: (240) 567-1431 Telephone (240) 567- 1480

  • General Description of the Career Field with Areas of Specialization

The Diagnostic Sonographer utilizes high frequency sound waves and other diagnostic techniques for medical diagnosis. Professional level of this health care service requires highly skilled and competent individuals who function as integral members of the health care team. The Diagnostic Sonographer must be able to produce and evaluate ultrasound images and related data that are used by physicians to render a medical diagnosis. The Diagnostic Sonographer must acquire and maintain specialized technical skills and medical knowledge to render quality patient care.

A broad and detailed knowledge of anatomy, a thorough working knowledge of principles of sonographic physics, and mastery of patient care procedures involved in the handling of the sick and injured are all necessary accomplishments for the competent sonographer. Good health, emotional stability, accuracy, and the ability to get along with people are essential. Since sonographers frequently work with seriously ill or injured patients, they should be endowed with a good measure of empathy and compassion.

  • Scope of Practice for the Diagnostic Sonographer is to be able to:
    1. Obtain, review and bring together pertinent patient history, physical examination, and supporting clinical data to facilitate diagnostic results.
    2. Perform diagnostic procedures by producing, and evaluating ultrasound images and related data that are used by physicians to render a medical diagnosis.

    3.   Provide interpreting physicians with an oral or written summary of technical findings.

    4. Provide patient and public education and promote principles of good health.

  • Description of the Academic Program leading to this Career Goal

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers are prepared in Associate Degree programs. An Associate Degree program can be completed as full-time student in two years or can be taken on a part-time basis completing general education requirements first. Graduates will be eligible to apply to take the national registry examination offered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) when they successfully complete the program.

The Certificate Program is designed for students who are already certified or registry eligible in an allied health career (i.e. RT, RN, PTA, etc.). An Associate Degree program can be completed as full-time student in two years.

  • Schools to which Montgomery College Students Transfer to Continue in this Career Field.

The area colleges to which Montgomery College graduates may be able to transfer credits in order to continue education for higher degree in the medical filed are Howard University, Medical College of Virginia, George Washington University and Thomas Jefferson University.

 

 

 

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Date Reviewed:  Spring 2005awb