Overview

Program Information

The diagnostic cardiac sonographer uses complex ultrasound equipment to perform echocardiographic procedures. Echocardiography is a highly valuable diagnostic modality for the evaluation of cardiac anatomy, function, and hemodynamics. It is the most commonly used imaging procedure for the diagnosis of heart disease. Diagnostic cardiac sonographers work under the direction of a cardiologist.

This program is associated with Mid-America Cardiology at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. The program includes clinical opportunities in hospitals in the Kansas City metro area. It is one of several medical imaging certificate programs available from the KU School of Health Professions.

Academic Program

This is a 21-month certificate program designed to produce competent diagnostic cardiac sonographers through educational and clinical experiences at the region's premier academic health center.

A certificate from the University of Kansas is awarded to the student upon successful completion of the program. Graduates are eligible to take the national registry examinations given by Cardiovascular International Credentialing (CCI) and the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in adult cardiac sonography.

More about this profession can be found on the program's website.

Program Information

The diagnostic cardiac sonographer uses complex ultrasound equipment to perform echocardiographic procedures. Echocardiography is a highly valuable diagnostic modality for the evaluation of cardiac anatomy, function, and hemodynamics. It is the most commonly used imaging procedure for the diagnosis of heart disease. Diagnostic cardiac sonographers work under the direction of a cardiologist.

This program is associated with Mid-America Cardiology at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. The program includes clinical opportunities in hospitals in the Kansas City metro area. It is one of several medical imaging certificate programs available from the KU School of Health Professions.

Academic Program

This is a 21-month certificate program designed to produce competent diagnostic cardiac sonographers through educational and clinical experiences at the region's premier academic health center.

A certificate from the University of Kansas is awarded to the student upon successful completion of the program. Graduates are eligible to take the national registry examinations given by Cardiovascular International Credentialing (CCI) and the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in adult cardiac sonography.

More about this profession can be found on the program's website.

Contact Info

Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography

KU Medical Center
Mail Stop 2007, 3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5275
Fax: 913-588-9772
healthprofessions@kumc.edu
Program site
Mary Chivington, Program Director
913-588-9690
Lisa Erter, Coordinator, Advising and Recruitment
913-588-8439
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