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Diagnostic Ultrasound Technology (General and Vascular)

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Program Information

This academic program is in the Ultrasound Division of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. It is one of several medical imaging certificate programs available from the KU School of Health Professions.

Academic Program

KU’s Diagnostic Ultrasound and Vascular Technology certificate is an 18-month accredited certificate program that prepares the student sonographer to use complex ultrasound equipment in a clinical setting. The sonographer, after advanced training, uses high-frequency sound waves for diagnostic purposes, under the direction of a radiologist.

Graduates are candidates to take the national registry examinations given by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in the areas of Abdomen, OB/GYN, Vascular Technology, and Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI). Those who pass the exams become Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Registered Vascular Technologists.

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

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