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Sonographers specialized in Echocardiography and Vascular Sonography utilize sound waves to produce diagnostic images and guide invasive and non-invasive procedures of the body. Sonographers work collaboratively with cardiologists, radiologists, and vascular surgeons to diagnose a diverse range of conditions related to heart and circulatory system. A sonographer practicing in the field of Echocardiography and Vascular sonography must be well versed in sectional anatomy, clinical medicine, cardiovascular pathology, and ultrasound physics.
Application Deadline: February 1st
Students spend two years completing the general education and prerequisite courses. After admission to the secondary competitive program, students complete two years of full-time professional coursework.
Why Study Cardiovascular Sonography at Grand Valley?
- Commitment to quality is demonstrated by achievement of accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
- Students are qualified to sit for and are successful in passing the national board registrations PRIOR to graduation.
- Strong curriculum and knowledgeable, clinically practicing faculty prepare students for national certification exams.
- Students enjoy small class sizes, cohort educational experiences, and clinical rotations offered at multiple physician offices and hospital affiliates.
- Rotation of clinical site placements expose students to diverse experiences, allowing students to not only gain future references but also to prepare them for future employment.
- Laboratory facilities utilize state-of-the-art sonographic equipment to prepare students for current and emerging techniques and protocols.