National Education Curriculum


The National Education Curriculum for Sonography (NEC) is the work product of a national consensus conference involving eighteen sonography-related professional 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)*

*Supports the dissemination of the NEC as a comprehensive educational foundation for diagnostic medical sonographers.