What is Cardiovascular Sonography?
Cardiovascular sonographers are part of a healthcare team that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular sonographers utilize ultrasound to provide physicians with diagnostic images of the heart and vessels throughout the body. Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging modality without radiation. Through ultrasound cardiovascular sonographers can provide a better understanding of heart structure and function as well as quantify blood flow throughout the body. Cardiovascular sonographers work directly with patients for the duration of each imaging exam and have the opportunity to work in a variety of healthcare settings.
The Cardiovascular Sonography Program mission is to provide the graduates with the knowledge, clinical skills, and effective behaviors for a career in sonography that will:
- Demonstrate knowledge in appropriate didactic areas and integrate this knowledge into competency-based clinical experience.
- Apply skills to exceed the standards of the profession.
- Analyze clinical data.
- Write effectively in more than one format as part of the writing across the professional curriculum initiative.
- Provide excellent quality care to enrich and support the community through engagement.
- Engage and maintain personal and national level professional relationships.
The Cardiovascular Sonography Program is accredited under the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP), programmatically through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
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