Diploma in Vascular Sonography
Ultrasound technology is used to create internal images of the human body, such as the muscles, tendons and organs. This is done through the use of sound waves, which bounce back and are translated into images by a computer. Ultrasound does not involve the use of radiation, making it appealing to patients.
The Department of Labor reports that the employment of diagnostic medical sonographers is expected to increased by about 19 percent through 2016.
The ultrasound program is specifically designed to train students in the procedure and help them meet the growing demand in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. As a student in the ultrasound program, you will learn to assess the patient prior to the examination, perform an evaluation of the soft tissue, assess hemodynamics (circulation of the blood), and produce preliminary diagnosis reports for the physician.
Upon completion of the program the students are eligible to sit for the Cardiovascular Credentialing International Certification of Cardiovascular Technician (CCT). Upon completion of the Clinical Externship the students are eligible to sit for the Cardiovascular Credentialing International Registry Examination to become a Registered Vascular Sonographer (RVS).Offered in: HoHoKus RETS-Nutley School of Business, Medical and Technical Sciences |
While we strive to provide students with the best tools to prepare for their careers, we cannot and do not guarantee employment.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [05/01/11] [www.bls.gov/oes/].
Credentialing organization may change requirements without notice.