Diagnostic Ultrasound Technology Schools

The University of Kansas, Bellevue Community College, and Columbia Basin College are the leading schools for Diagnostic Ultrasound Technology programs.

The University of Kansas (KU) Diagnostic Ultrasound and Vascular Technology certificate is an 18-month accredited certificate program that prepares the student to use complex ultrasound equipment in a clinical setting. Graduates are eligible to take the national registry examinations given by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in the areas of Abdomen, OB/GYN, Vascular Technology, General and Vascular Ultrasound Physics.

Bellevue Community College (BCC) offers the Diagnostic Ultrasound Technology associate degree program which provides didactic education and clinical experience as preparation for employment and national certification as a diagnostic medical sonographer. It is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers' National Certification examination.

Columbia Basin College offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Diagnostic Ultrasound Technology. Classroom education includes a core curriculum of study that places emphasis on topics like acoustical principles, properties, and physics; pathophysiology; abdominal, obstetrical, and gynecological sonography; echocardiography; and vascular technology. Other topics include neurosonography, intraoperative sonography, and patient care techniques. Admission into the program is selective and competitive.

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