Diagnostic Medical Sonography Echocardiography and Vascular Sonography

Students entering the GVSU DMS Echocardiography and Vascular Sonography Program are required to meet the physical performance and technical standards for the program which are located at the following link:

GVSU DMS Echocardiography and Vascular Sonography Program Physical Performance and Technical Standards 

Professional Sequence  Semester Credit Hrs
General Education and Prerequisite Courses: 65
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Echocardiography and Vascular Sonography: 65-66
Total: 130-131

This program emphasis qualifies graduates for ARDMS registration in Adult Echocardiography and either Pediatric Echocardiography or Vascular Sonography. Selection for these two specialty areas are determined by clinical availability.

 

Junior Fall Semester Sem Credit Hrs
RIU 320 Applied Ultrasound Phy/Instrum I 2  
RIU 321 Applied Ultrasound Phy/Instrum I Lab 1  
RIE 330 Echocardiography I 3  
RIE 331 Echocardiography I Lab 1  
RIE 340 Cardiac Hemodynamics 2  
RIE 341 ECG in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences 2  
RIE 360 Intro to Echo Clinical 2  
RI 401 Computer Applications 3  

 

Total

16  
       
Junior Winter Semester Sem Credit Hrs  
RIS 320 Principles of Rad/Imaging Sci 3  
RIU 324 Applied Doppler Ultrasound Physics 2  
RIE 332 Echocardiography II 3  
RIE 333 Echocardiography II Lab 2  
RIE 361 Echo Clinical Education I 2  
RIS 441 Gross Human Sectional Anatomy 4  
 

Total

17  
     
Junior Spring/Summer Semester Sem Credit Hrs  
RIE 362 Echo Clinical Education II 3  
^RIE 363 Pediatric Echo Clinical Education I 2  
  OR    
^RIE 366 Vascular Sono Clinical Education I 2  
 

Total

5  
       
Senior Fall Semester Sem Credit Hrs  
RIS 455 Cardiac Clinical Rad/Imaging Sci 3  
RIS 459 Vascular Clinical Rad/Imaging Sci 3  
RIU 420 Applied Ultrasound Phy/Instrum II 3  
RIE 432 Vascular Sonography Procedures I 3  
AND  
RIE 433 Vascular Sonography I Lab 2  
  OR    
RIE 434 Pediatric Echo I 3  
  AND    
RIE 435 Pediatric Echo I Lab 1  
^RIE 463 Pediatric Echo Clinical Education II 3  
  OR    
^RIE 466 Vascular Sono Clinical Education II 3  
 

      Total

15  
       
Senior Winter Semester Sem Credit Hrs  
RIE 436 Vascular Sonography Procedures II 2  
  AND    
RIE 437 Vascular Sonography II Lab 2  
  OR    
RIE 438 Pediatric Echo II 3  
RIS 310 Rad & Imaging Sci Management 3  
^RIE 464 Pediatric Echo Clinical Education III 3  
  OR    
^RIE 467 Vascular Sono Clinical Education III 3  
RIE 495 Advanced Clinical Problems in Echocardiography & Vascular Sonography (Capstone) 3  
 

(Pediatrics = 12, Vascular = 13)         Total

12-13  

Total scheduled clinical education contact hours =  1456