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Diagnostic Medical Vascular Sonographer Certification

Diagnostic Medical Sonography class

Become a Certified Diagnostic Medical Vascular Sonographer

The need for trained diagnostic professionals is growing at a fast rate. Working sonographers already registered in cardiac and general who are interested in becoming more competitive in the workforce can now prepare for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®) Vascular Registry Board exam at HCC.

Diagnostic Medical Vascular Sonography Training at HCC

This certificate program, offered in partnership with HCC’s Division of Health Sciences, takes about four months to complete. The program is offered twice annually with the next course starting in January 2020.

Sonographers (who are currently already registered) that successfully complete this program will be eligible to sit for the ARDMS Vascular Registry Board exam.

DMVS Program Coursework

  • Vascular Ultrasound I

    The Vascular Ultrasound I course objectives align with the National Education Curriculum for Sonography (NEC) provided by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS). 

    Course Objectives

    At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    • Apply knowledge of fluid dynamics when interpreting cerebrovascular, abdominal, peripheral venous and arterial ultrasound images.
    • Describe the hemodynamic changes that occur in the cerebrovascular, abdominal, peripheral venous and arterial systems.
    • Identify the risk factors, signs, and symptoms associated with cerebrovascular, abdominal, peripheral venous and arterial diseases.
    • Utilize noninvasive vascular testing to assess the peripheral venous and arterial system.
    • Perform and accurately identify diagnostic findings for cerebrovascular, peripheral venous, abdominal vascular, and peripheral arterial ultrasound examinations.
    • Correlate cerebrovascular, abdominal, peripheral venous and arterial ultrasound findings with results from other imaging modalities.
    • Describe current treatment options for cerebrovascular, abdominal, peripheral venous and arterial diseases.

    Course Format

    This is an online course.
     

  • Vascular Ultrasound II

    The Vascular Ultrasound II course objectives align with the National Education Curriculum for Sonography (NEC) provided by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS). 

    Course Objectives

    At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    • Apply knowledge of fluid dynamics when interpreting peripheral arterial and abdominal vascular ultrasound images.
    • Describe the hemodynamic changes that occur in the peripheral arterial and abdominal vascular systems.
    • Identify the risk factors, signs, and symptoms associated with peripheral arterial and abdominal vascular diseases.
    • Utilize noninvasive vascular testing to assess the peripheral arterial system.
    • Perform and accurately identify diagnostic findings for abdominal vascular and peripheral arterial ultrasound examinations.
    • Correlate peripheral arterial and abdominal vascular ultrasound findings with results from other imaging modalities.
    • Describe current treatment options for peripheral arterial and abdominal vascular diseases.
    • Describe the test procedures and modalities used for evaluation of miscellaneous vascular and vascular related diseases such as impotence, thoracic outlet, temporal arteritis, lymphedema and other conditions.

    Course Format

    This is an online course.
     

  • ARDMS SPI Registry Review

    This course aligns with the National Education Curriculum for Sonography (NEC) provided by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS).

    Course Objectives

    To prepare for their ARDMS SPI exam by reviewing:

    • Physics Principles 
    • Ultrasound Transducers 
    • Pulse-echo Instrumentation 
    • Hemodynamics 
    • Doppler Principles 
    • Quality Assurance 
    • Patient Care 

    Course Format

    This is an online course.

  • How to Apply

    Technology Requirements

    The following technology is required for this program:

    • Computer or laptop
    • Active email address
    • Internet Browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari)
    • Microsoft Office

    Application Requirements

    To be eligible for the healthcare certificate program the following criteria must be met:

    • You must currently be registered with ARDMS, CCI, or ARRT. 
      For example, you are eligible to apply if you are already a current Registered Cardiac Sonography seeking to obtain your RVT or current RDMS seeking to obtain your RVT.

    Click here to submit an application.

Courses for the Current Term

The next class will begin January 2020. Applications are now available and registration forms will begin Nov. 1.

To apply or for more information, call 443-518-4772. You may also contact Chante Robinson at 443-518-3246 or crobertson@howardcc.edu.

 

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