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Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography

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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, Kan. 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.

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