Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Vascular Technology
Catalog Year: 2023-2024
Effective Term: 2017 Spring
Last Admit Term: 2021 Summer
Total Credits: 13-19
CIP Code: 51.0910
Initiating College: Gateway Community College
Program Availability: Not Found
Program Availability: College-Specific
Field of Interest: Health Sciences
Instructional Council: Allied Health (51)
SOC Code: 29-2032.00
Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Vascular Technology program is designed for students who wish to explore the field of vascular sonography, as well as those who have made a career decision to seek certification from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). Diagnostic medical vascular technologists are highly specialized members of the health care team who provide patient services using ultrasound under the direction of a physician. Vascular technologists provide care essential to diagnostic ultrasound imaging of the vascular system by operating equipment and performing examinations for medical diagnosis. Vascular technologists have an in-depth knowledge of physics, disease processes, physiology, sectional anatomy, positioning and sonographic techniques necessary to perform vascular exams.
Careers in the field of diagnostic vascular technology can be found in hospitals, clinics, doctors` offices, and mobile imaging centers. Research, applications, teaching and marketing may be available to vascular technologists who wish to explore careers in business or industry.
Educational Information: The Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Vascular Technology program is open to all students who meet the program admission criteria. The vascular program is approximately nine (9) months in length. Clinical affiliations include a cooperative effort with a number of area hospitals, clinics and doctors` offices. Clinical training is required by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) to meet Registry examination eligibility.
Program Notes: Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid. + indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates any suffixed courses.
Admission Criteria: 1. The applicant must be a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) in general sonography or Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) for echocardiography.
2. Formal application and admission to the program.
3. Background Check Requirements: Admission to an Allied Health program requires that students be in compliance with the Maricopa County Community College District Background Check standards. Upon conditional program enrollment, the student must comply with all requirements of the MCCCD background check policy.
4. Clinical Health and Safety requirements must be met. Upon conditional program enrollment, the student must comply with all requirements of the MCCCD clinical health and safety policy.
5. Inability to comply with Background Check requirements and/or Clinical Health and Safety requirements at the start of classes may result in cancellation of enrollment.
Students preparing for the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) Exam may complete zero (0) to six (6) credits with permission of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director. Credits: 0-6
+ DMS150 Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation I 2
+ DMS150LL Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation Laboratory 1
+ DMS151 Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation II 2
+ DMS281 Ultrasound Registry Preparation Seminar: Physics and Instrumentation 1
1. Define and describe the ethical and professional standards of the diagnostic medical sonographer. (DMS210, DMS210LL, DMS284)
2. Describe normal and abnormal variants of anatomy and pathology as they appear on ultrasound cases. (DMS210, DMS284, DMS285, DMS286, DMS286LL)
3. Demonstrate and describe sterile and aseptic techniques and patient care skills used in ultrasound procedures. (DMS210, DMS210LL)
4. Describe new trends in diagnostic imaging to include advanced applications of ultrasound in the health care setting. (DMS210, DMS210LL, DMS285, DMS286, DMS286LL)
5. Describe the normal and pathological conditions associated with the vascular system in ultrasound. (DMS210, DMS210LL, DMS285, DMS286, DMS286LL)
6. Perform specific ultrasound procedures of the vascular system. (DMS285, DMS286, DMS286LL)
7. Apply knowledge of Doppler principles and hemodynamics of normal and abnormal conditions to the human vascular anatomy. (DMS210, DMS210LL, DMS284, DMS285, DMS286, DMS286LL)
8. Apply interventional and intraoperative ultrasound for the analysis of the systemic vascular system. (DMS285, DMS286, DMS286LL)
9. Explain specific principles, applications and procedures, and possible biologic effects associated with vascular ultrasound. (DMS210, DMS210LL, DMS263, DMS273, DMS285, DMS286, DMS286LL)
10. Analyze and apply knowledge of sonographic physics and vascular technology procedures for diagnostic ultrasound registry. (DMS263, DMS273, DMS284)
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 17, 2016
All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the
curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.