Sonographers (Ultrasound technologists) use high-frequency sound waves to produce dynamic visual images of organs, tissues, or blood flow in two, three, and four dimensions. Sonographers work in hospitals, clinics, private physician offices and other medical facilities performing examinations in their areas of specialization. Areas of specialization include: Abdomen, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Echocardiography, and Vascular technology. Sonographers function with a high degree of independence, using skill, judgment and knowledge to gather data required to reach a diagnosis. The DMU program includes two years of pre-requisite coursework and two years of professional coursework. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) degree in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences with an emphasis in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound from the University of Missouri. Graduates of the program are eligible to challenge the credentialing examination administered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education.