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Photo of GVSU sonography students at a GVSU simulation lab Grand Rapid's Health Hill. Photo taken pre-COVID.

Cardiovascular Sonography, B.S.

Cardiovascular sonography, commonly known as an ultrasound, involves the use of imaging technology to assist in the process of medical diagnosis. Sonographers have skills that are utilized by many specialties, including cardiology, pediatric cardiology, and vascular surgery. Secondary admission.

West Michigan Job Growth

Cardiovascular sonography opportunities are projected to grow 14% in West Michigan by 2024.

National Job Growth

Cardiovascular sonography opportunities are projected to grow 12% in the U.S. by 2024.

in West Michigan For Alumni Employed in the Field

GVSU's cardiovascular sonography program is ranked first in West Michigan for alumni employed in the field.

Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

The CVS program is a 20-month cohort program, which begins in the fall each year. Students are offered a position in one of the sonography majors: Cardiovascular Sonography (adult echocardiography, pediatric echocardiography, and vascular sonography) or Diagnostic Medical Sonography-General (abdominal and obstetrics/gynecology). Admittance is selectively granted to students who have completed two years of required general education and prerequisite courses. Student applications for placement in the fall cohort are due by February 1 every year. Applications are available online.

Why Study Cardiovascular Sonography at Grand Valley?

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