ARDMS (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography)

সবাই যখন FCPS আর MD নিয়ে ব্যস্ত, আর USMLE, MRCP সহ license examination গুলোর রেজিঃ ফি তুলনামুলক অনেক বেশি তখন  বেছে নিতে পারেন ARDMS (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography)
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What is ARDMS?

ARDMS stands for American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. ARDMS, founded in 1975, is an independent, not-for-profit organization that is the globally recognized standard of excellence in sonography

How to Apply for the Exam

After fulfilling the required prerequisites (DMU করে দেয়া যাবে, ১ বছর এর ক্লিনিক্যাল এক্সপেরিয়েন্স লাগবে, সুপারভাইজার এর রেকমেন্ডেশন লেটার লাগবে)
applicants are then required to pass two comprehensive examinations to earn a credential:

(1) the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) examination, and

(2) at least one corresponding specialty examination.
Before applying for an ARDMS exam to earn your particular ultrasound certification, you must first ensure you meet the prerequisites. The ARDMS offers seven prerequisite options that can be found on their website at

For example, Prerequisite 2 is the completion of an ultrasound program (diagnostic medical sonography, diagnostic cardiac sonography or diagnostic vascular degree) from an accredited educational institute. The school may be accredited through the CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation), USDOE (United States Department of Education) or the CMA (Canadian Medical Association). As part of Prerequisite 2, no additional clinical hours are required because they are already included in the accredited ultrasound degree program.

Another option is Prerequisite 1, which is the completion of a two-year allied health program, such as an Associates Degree in Radiologic Technology or Occupational Therapy, plus 12 months of full time clinical ultrasound experience.

Once you are eligible to apply for the ARDMS exam, you can easily apply online; as of April 2012, the processing fee is $100.

WHERE TO TAKE THE EXAM: Near test center in india


ARDMS SPI examination fee is $200.
Each fee includes a non-refundable $100 processing fee.
Additionally, all applicable Value Added Tax (VAT) fees will be charged at the current rate. The fee(s) will be charged at the time the examination is scheduled and is subject to change without notice. All international scheduling fees and associated VAT are non-refundable.
ARDMS accepts payments via Visa, MasterCard, American Express,

What makes me what?

in sonology, whatever you may want to be, you have to take SPI (Sonography Principles and Instrumentation) Examination as you should know the tools you are going to play with. Then comes the ‘organ preference’ that can lead you to become RDMS, RDCS, RVT or RVPI.
You may apply and take the SPI examination and the specialty examination in any order. However, once the first examination is passed (either the SPI or specialty), you are required to take and pass the second examination within five years of passing the first examination.

pass rate: almost 80 %

job perspective: Recognized in USA, Middle East

for more information:

Dr. Yeasin Arafat

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