This specialty certificate trains students to identify image-standard views, monitor flow patterns, evaluate heart valves, learn the cardiac cycle, and determine the pathology of the heart.
Cardiovascular Sonographer is a skilled member of the diagnostic health care team. The sonographer must possess in-depth knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and pathology to apply to image and physiological procedures. As there are several specialties within the realm of ultrasound, a sonographer’s specific specialty area(s) will be determined by personal interests, background, and training. The sonographer comes into close contact with patients, which necessitates excellent interpersonal skills.
Procedures are performed with real-time B-mode, M-mode, and Doppler instrumentation, utilizing a transducer assembly against the anatomical part of the interest and recording the images with ancillary devices, such as laser disks, video recorders, and color printers. Noninvasive peripheral vascular studies also utilize blood pressure cuffs and other devices for assessing hemodynamic properties.
All courses in the curriculum must be passed with a grade of “C” or higher in order to proceed to the next course in the sequence.
How to Enroll
To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email email@example.com
Sample Program Plan and Costs
|CEUs||Class Hours||Course Title||Cost|
The first in a 3-part series, this class covers the basic protocols for performing echocardiograms and normal sonographic anatomy & physiology pertaining to echocardiography.
Vascular Sonography I
This course explains the basic protocols for performing vascular sonography, testing examinations, indications, history, and physical examinations will be covered.
Sonography Physics I
This is a continuation of pulse-echo instrumentation including harmonics, image artifacts and color flow imaging with Doppler instrumentation, bioeffects and safety in ultrasound imaging, and quality management applied to Sonography. NULL
Not including fees and equipment