DMS student scanning through a liver case in the SonoSimulator

An Ecosystem of Ultrasound Training for Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs

Aligned to AIUM Parameters & CAAHEP Standards.

Adopted by 180+ Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) programs, SonoSim transforms ordinary laptops into dynamic ultrasound training platforms. Complementary to bedside clinical practice and ultrasound instruction provided by DMS programs, SonoSim helps individual learner development of ultrasound competency become quicker, easier, and more complete.

SonoSim fully appreciates the deep expertise and knowledge diagnostic medical sonographers possess and the critical contributions they make to patient care on a daily basis. Our online courses, thousands of virtual scanning opportunities, and ultrasound image portfolio make SonoSim the perfect on-demand DMS educational system to support your program. Our ultrasound tech study tools, like SPI Test Prep, help make sure your learners are successful at critical moments. And, performance tracking and curriculum integration tools help ensure you and your staff are well supported.


Ultrasound Training Support for DMS Programs

Give your students the experience of virtually scanning thousands of real pathologic findings from actual patients with the SonoSimulator. On-demand access to pathologic cases is the perfect complement to in-person scanning instruction provided by DMS programs, and prepares learners for off-site clinical rotations. Provide all of your learners standardized, practical experience in ultrasound scanning anytime, anywhere. The SonoSimulator overcomes the principal barriers to learning ultrasound which include access to patients with pathologic conditions, a qualified ultrasound instructor, an ultrasound machine, and the ability to practice until mastery.  SonoSim's ultrasound education and training covers: General Education Curriculum including SPI Prep, Abdomen, OB/GYN, Vascular, Adult Cardiac, Breast, and Musculoskeletal learning concentrations.

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SonoSim Case Study - University of Iowa DMS

“With SonoSim, my students can practice in a way that’s not stressful. It’s not on a real patient, so they can take their time, they can do it at home, or they can have us watching them if they want.”

Hannah Kelly

Clinical Coordinator, University of Iowa DMS

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Scan Real Pathologies on Virtual Patients 

Practice Diagnostic Medical Sonography Protocols Anytime, Anywhere

Extend lab learning by giving all of your students the experience of thousands of normal and pathological scanning cases from real patients with the SonoSimulator.  Scanning assignments that adhere to AIUM standards ensure you practice and develop key scanning skills and imaging protocols taught in corresponding SonoSim Courses. 

SonoSimulator Probe positioning guidance, a virtual tutor, a layer removal view, and real-time AI-based performance assessment and feedback accelerate your ability to learn ultrasound.  SonoSim expands the breadth and standardizes the quality of classroom instruction and scanning lab practice, and complements offsite clinical rotations provided by DMS programs.

Diagnostic medical sonography program student using SonoSim on her personal computer

New SonoSim ultrasound scanning cases, imaging protocols
& ultrasound tech study guides & tools are added regularly

Flexible Ultrasound Studying for the Busy Lifestyles of Your DMS Learners


  • SPI Test Prep

  • QuestionBank

  • Challenge Cases

  • Mobile App


Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) Exam Preparation

With 1,500+ peer-reviewed questions meticulously mapped to the latest ARDMS SPI Test requirements, in-depth learning, and timed mock SPI exams, learners become well-equipped to not only tackle the SPI exam, but to use fundamental knowledge of ultrasound science to excel in their careers.

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Self-Test. Anytime. Anywhere.

With SonoSim’s QuestionBank, learners can access a variety of on-demand, multimedia, short practice quizzes that can be completed in minutes. Quiz takers receive real-time expert feedback upon answering each question, perfect for quick study sessions and test preparation. The growing SonoSim QuestionBank is accessible on any device.


Real Pathologic Cases for Scanning Practice

Our growing Challenge Case Library allows learners to supplement their protocol courses and refine their image acquisition skills on unique pathologies. Have 10 minutes? Learn to scan significant pathologic conditions! Each challenge case includes short tutorials so learners can compare their probe movements and pathology findings with those of an expert.


Pocket-Sized Ultrasound Reference Guide

The SonoSim Mobile App allows learners to access key learning takeaways from a smartphone. Used as a bedside reference, the app provides helpful hints and key imaging criteria from the SonoSim course material.

Committed to DMS

SonoSim maps course content, scanning cases, study tools, and support services to match DMS program requirements. With CAAHEP, AIUM, and professional society (e.g., ASE) standards as a roadmap, we have expanded and reorganized content with DMS programs in mind. As of 2023, our content covers a majority of core requirements for Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI), Abdominal Sonography (AB), Adult Cardiac Sonography, OB/GYN Sonography (OBGYN), and Musculoskeletal Sonography (MSKS). We continue to expand upon our existing training content that relates to Breast, Pediatrics, & Vascular Sonography (VT) learning concentrations.

Partnering with Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs

Deliver Standardized Training and Increased Access to Ultrasound Scanning

Standardized Scanning & Pathology, Access to Real Patient Cases

  • Thousands of imaging windows pathologies & normal anatomy
  • Remote, on-demand scanning via the SonoSimulator®
  • Unlimited image acquisition & interpretation practice, guidance, & feedback
  • Virtual tutor & on-screen guidance

Comprehensive Training for Protocols & Exams

  • Sonography P&I (SPI)
  • Abdomen (AB)
  • Adult Cardiac
  • Musculoskeletal (MSKS)
  • Vascular (VT)
  • Small Parts
  • Breast
  • & more

Comprehensive OB/GYN Transvaginal & Transabdominal Training

  • Over 60 hours of online OB-GYN education aligned with AIUM & CAAHEP guidelines
  • Standardized curriculum across essential OB/GYN topics
  • Hundreds of transvaginal and transabdominal scanning windows - normals & pathology

Remote Scanning with SonoSim: An Essential Tool for ARDMS Certification Exams

Optimize ARDMS Exam Preparation with Unlimited Access. Anytime. Anywhere.

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Abdomen (AB) Examination

SonoSim Content: Adrenal Glands, Aorta/IVC, Biliary Tree, Bladder, GI Tract, Liver, Pancreas, Prostate, Renal, Scrotum, Soft Tissue, Spleen, Thyroid, & Supplemental Challenge Cases*

Ultrasound sound image of the heart showing SonoSim's echocardiography cases for DMS on demand

Adult Echocardiography (AE) Examination

SonoSim Content: Aorta/IVC, Heart, Cardiology: Core Clinical, Introduction to Echocardiography I (see FoCUS I: Introduction to Doppler and CO, SV, & pRVSP), Introduction to Echocardiography II (see FoCUS II: Valvular Disorders), Introduction to Echocardiography III (see FoCUS III: Cardiac Chamber Quantification, including LV size, LV systolic function, LV regional function, LV mass, RV size, RV systolic function, left atrium right atrium, aortic root & thoracic aorta, & IVC), Cardiac Assist Device (see LVAD Problem-Focused Echocardiography), & Resuscitative TEE

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Breast (BR) Examination

SonoSim Content: Breast

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Musculoskeletal Sonographer (MSKS) Examination

SonoSim Content: Introduction to MSK, Ankle, Elbow, Foot, Hand & Finger, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Soft Tissue, Spine, Wrist, Biceps Tendon Sheath Injection, Plantar Intrafascial & Perifascial Injection, Acromioclavicular Joint Injection & Aspiration, Glenohumeral Joint Injection & Aspiration, Metatarsophalangeal Joint Injection & Aspiration, Subacromial-Subdeltoid Bursa Injection & Aspiration, Tibiotalar Joint Injection & Aspiration, Knee Joint Injection & Aspiration, & Supplemental Challenge Cases*

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Pediatric Sonography (PS) Examination

SonoSim Content: Neonatal & Infant Neurosonography, Pediatric Lung Sonography, Neonatal & Infant Lumbar Puncture, Pediatric Cases Across Multiple Ultrasound Applications, & Supplemental Challenge Cases*

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Vascular Technology (VT) Examination

SonoSim Content: Aorta/IVC, Arm-Arterial, Arm-Venous, Cerebrovascular, Leg-Arterial, Leg-Venous, Lower Extremity DVT, Vascular Mapping for Preoperative Planning of Dialysis Access, & Supplemental Challenge Cases*

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Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) Examination

SonoSim Content: Female Pelvis, OB/GYN, First-Trimester Pregnancy, Second- & Third-Trimester Pregnancy: Part I & II, Six-Step Obstetric Examination, GYN Normal Uterus, GYN Abnormal Uterus: Part I & II, GYN Normal Adnexa, GYN Nonmalignant Adnexal Conditions, GYN Malignant Adnexal Conditions, & Supplemental Challenge Cases*

* Supplemental Challenge Cases are added regularly to enhance learning opportunities.

Remote Scanning Mastery for Diagnostic Medical Sonography Protocols

Standardize Access to Real Pathologic Case Scanning & Fulfill CAAHEP Requirements

  • Accelerate learning of DMS scanning protocols
  • Standardize scanning of real pathologies for learners
  • Develop ultrasound image acquisition & interpretation skills
  • Aligned to AIUM & CAAHEP standards
  • Provide remote pre-training to improve scanning lab engagement & performance
  • All course CEUs recognized by AIUM & ARDMS
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A Curriculum Roadmap to Help Meet CAAHEP's Standards

Map SonoSim Modules to Your Existing Curriculum 

SonoSim's DMS training content adheres to accreditation requirements published by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and consensus-based guidelines generated by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). Therefore we can help DMS Programs exceed CAAHEP Standards & Guidelines for General Learning Concentrations. These include Abdomen, OB/GYN, Superficial Parts, and MSK, as well as the Adult Cardiac Learning Concentration.

Our ultrasound training ecosystem includes 80+ peer-reviewed ultrasound training modules that are tailored to develop ultrasound knowledge. Ultrasound image acquisition, interpretation, access to thousands of real pathologic cases, and adherence to DMS imaging protocols are taught using the patented laptop-based SonoSimulator®.  Study tools, like SPI Test Prep, ensure your learners are optimally prepared for Board certification exams. While SonoSim’s QuestionBank allows learners to engage in interactive case-based ultrasound learning. Our performance tracking dashboard, automated ultrasound image review and feedback application, curriculum integration tools, and dedicated support services simplify the process of integrating SonoSim into your curriculum. 

Sample DMS Ultrasound Training Content:

Courses + Cases + Mastery Test + DMS Protocol Scanning Assignments

SonoSim cloud-based, multimedia, didactic courses are created by leading ultrasound experts and are internet accessible on any device. There are knowledge checks with real-time feedback throughout each course, as well as a Mastery Test that is automatically graded.

The SonoSimulator® helps develop and maintain the critical visuomotor and visuospatial skills that are central to image acquisition and interpretation. Learners interact with real normal and pathological patient imagery, expert tutorials on-demand, and real-time feedback on success.

DMS Protocol Scanning Assignments ensure learners acquire critical skills taught in corresponding SonoSim courses and learn ultrasound imaging protocols that adhere to AIUM and other professional society guidelines.

Breast Anatomy & Physiology Ultrasound Training

Breast A&P Ultrasound

Course Highlights

SonoSimulator Scanning Cases

The course in this module covers topics including:

  • Breast Anatomy & Physiology
  • Sonographic Anatomy of the Breast
  • Discerning Breast Layers, Normal Anatomical Variants, & Age-Related Changes
  • Sonographic Breast Scanning Techniques
  • Pearls & Pitfalls when Evaluating the Breast

The 3 real patient scanning cases in this module include and cover:

  • Patient Types: Adult Only, Female
  • Relevant Findings/Pathology: Normal Examples of Breast Anatomy
  • Transducer Types: Linear
  • Special Case Features: Additional Breast CT and MRI Imaging, Anatomic Layer Removal

Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FoCUS) – Part I: Advanced Clinical Module

FoCUS Scanning Protocol

Course Highlights

SonoSimulator Scanning Cases

The course in this module covers topics including:

  • Anatomy of the Female Pelvis & Reproductive Tract
  • Sonographic Imaging Techniques
  • Infection Control & Safety
  • First Trimester Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Early Gestational Development
  • Detecting Pregnancy Failure
  • Pathologic Conditions including Ectopic Pregnancy, Cesarean Scar Implantation, Subchorionic Hemorrhage, Masses & Cysts, and Molar Pregnancy
  • Twins
  • Measurements & Screenings
  • Tips & Pitfalls when Performing First-Trimester Pregnancy Ultrasound Examination

The 10 real patient scanning cases in this module include and cover:

  • Patient Types: Adult Only, Female
  • Relevant Findings/Pathology: Gestational Sacs and Yolk Sacs, Anterior and Posterior Placenta, Assessing Fetal Presentation, Bicornuate Uterus, Follicular Cysts, Corpus Luteal Cysts
  • Scanning Approaches: Transabdominal, Transvaginal
  • Transducer Types: Curvilinear, Transvaginal
  • Special Case Features: OB Calipers, Anatomic Layer Removal

GYN Ultrasound of Nonpregnant Normal Uterus Advanced Clinical Training


Non-pregnant Uterus Ultrasound Scanning

Course Highlights

SonoSimulator Scanning Cases

The course in this module covers topics including:

  • Indications for Ultrasound Examination
  • Normal Gynecologic Anatomy
  • Female Pelvis Physiology
  • Transabdominal, Transvaginal Sonographic Techniques
  • Uterine Positions
  • Uterus Evaluation & Measurement
  • Case Studies of Posterior Cul-de-Sac Free Fluid, and Intrauterine Device ( IUD )

The 10 real patient scanning cases in this module include and cover:

  • Patient Types: Adult Only, Female
  • Relevant Findings/Pathology: Varying Uterine Fundal Positioning (Anteverted, Anteflexed, Retroverted, Retroflexed), Nabothian Cysts, Physiology vs. Pathologic Fluid Screening, IUD-Placement Assessment, Assessment of Endometrial Phasic Changes, Color Doppler Application on Adnexal Region
  • Doppler & Imaging Modes: Color-Flow Doppler
  • Scanning Approaches: Transabdominal, Transvaginal
  • Transducer Types: Curvilinear, Transvaginal
  • Special Case Features: Anatomic Layer Removal

Musculoskeletal: Core Clinical Module

MSK Ultrasound Training for DMS

Course Highlights

SonoSimulator Scanning Cases

The course in this module covers topics including:

  • Hard & Soft Tissue Anatomy
  • Sonographic Anatomy of Muscles, Bone, Tendons & Joints
  • Sonographic Technique for Imaging Bone, Muscles, Tendons, and Joints
  • Case Studies including Psoas Hematoma, Achilles Rupture, Hip Effusion, Banker’s Cyst, Fractures and More
  • Pearls & Pitfalls in Using Ultrasound to Evaluate the Musculoskeletal System

The 10 real patient scanning cases in this module include and cover:

  • Patient Types: Adult Only, Male & Female
  • Relevant Findings/Pathology: Normal Adult Male & Female Patients; Adult Femur Fracture Patient; Proximal Tibial Fracture Patient; Severe Knee Osteoarthritis Patient; Distal Ulnar & Radial Fracture Patients; Distal Tibial & Fibular Fracture Patients; Severe Knee Effusion Case
  • Doppler & Imaging Modes: Color-Flow Doppler, Pulsed-Wave Doppler
  • Transducer Types: Linear
  • Special Case Features: Split-Screen Images: Radiographs; Anatomic Layer Removal

Renal: Core Clinical Module

Renal Ultrasound Training

Course Highlights

SonoSimulator Scanning Cases

The course in this module covers topics including:

  • Anatomy of the Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder and Surrounding Spaces
  • Sonographic Anatomy of Each Kidney and the Bladder
  • Obstructive Uropathy and Hydronephrosis
  • Case Studies Evaluating Hydronephrosis and Renal Masses
  • Tips and Pitfalls When Evaluating the Renal System with Ultrasound

The 10 real patient scanning cases in this module include and cover:

  • Patient Types: Male and Female, 8 Adult & 2 Pediatric
  • Relevant Findings/Pathology: Normal Adult & Pediatric Patients (Male & Female), Mild & Moderate Hydronephrosis, Hydroureter, Polycystic Kidney, Intrarenal Stones, Renal Cysts, Pre- & Post-Void Bladders
  • Transducer Types: Curvilinear
  • Special Case Features: Anatomic Layer Removal

Across the Range of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Scanning Protocols*

Comprehensive Training on DMS Scanning Protocols for All Learners

Liver Abdomen DMS Protocol

Abdomen Liver Protocol

DMS GYN Comprehensive Protocol

Obstetrics/Gynecology: GYN Comprehensive Protocol

Liver Vascular DMS Protocol

Liver Vascular Protocol

DMS GYN Comprehensive Uterus Protocol

Obstetrics/Gynecology: GYN Uterus Protocol

Anterior Ankle DMS Protocol

Musculoskeletal: Anterior Ankle Protocol 

DMS First Trimester Protocol

Obstetrics/Gynecology: Standard First Trimester

DMS Foot Protocol

Musculoskeletal: Foot Protocol 

DMS Abdominal Aorta Protocol

Vascular: Abdominal Aorta

Lateral Ankle DMS Protocol

Musculoskeletal: Lateral Ankle Protocol 

DMS Aortic Iliac Artery Protocol

Vascular: Aortic Iliac Artery Protocol

Medial Ankle DMS Protocol

Musculoskeletal: Medial Ankle Protocol 

DMS Extracranial Cerebrovascular Protocol

Vascular: Extracranial Cerebrovascular Protocol

Posterior Ankle DMS Protocol

Musculoskeletal: Posterior Ankle Protocol 

DMS Lower Extremity Arterial

Vascular: Lower Extremity Arterial Protocol

Detailed fetal biometry DMS Protocol

Obstetrics/Gynecology: Detailed First Trimester Pregnancy - Biometry Protocol 

DMS Lower Extremity Venous

Vascular: Lower Extremity Venous Protocol

DMS CRL measurement protocol

Obstetrics/Gynecology: Detailed First Trimester Pregnancy - CRL Protocol

DMS Mesenteric Artery Protocol

Vascular: Mesenteric Artery Protocol

DMS fetal abdomen protocol

Obstetrics/Gynecology: Detailed First Trimester Pregnancy - Fetal Abdomen Protocol

DMS Renal Artery Protocol

Vascular: Renal Artery Protocol

DMS GYN Adnexa Fallopian Tubes

Obstetrics/Gynecology: GYN Adnexa -Fallopian Tubes Protocol 

DMS Upper Extremity Arterial Protocol

Vascular: Upper Extremity Arterial Protocol

DMS GYN Adnexa Ovaries

Obstetrics/Gynecology: GYN Adnexa - Ovaries Protocol 

DMS Upper Extremity Venous Protocol

Vascular: Upper Extremity Venous Protocol

                             * New DMS Scanning Protocols added on a regular basis.

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SonoSim's Ecosystem Supports Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs

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Study tools help diagnostic medical sonography programs by giving their learners study tools on the go

Case-based learning & reference tools advance training on-the-go

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Apply learnings from scanning cases and SonoSim modules in medical decision-making scenarios

Apply U/S knowledge in medical decision-making

Seamlessly integrate SonoSim ultrasound training to assist diagnostic medical sonography programs

Integrate ultrasound into curricula

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Track learner progress in diagnostic medical sonography programs with SonoSim Performance Tracker

Streamline performance tracking & image review

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U/S-guided procedure training with real-time feedback

Learn anatomy, ultrasound imaging techniques, and image interpretation with SonoSim modules for DMS learners

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SonoSim complements bedside learning & accelerates the path to ultrasound competency

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