Adult Cardiac Sonography focuses on the function of the heart. The cardiac sonographer uses ultrasound to produce images of the heart by moving a transducer over the chest. These images help doctors detect heart function and valvular problems. This is a non-invasive procedure.
Students earning an Associate of Science Degree in Adult Cardiac Sonography do more than learn how to create echocardiograms or ultrasound images of a patient's heart. They also learn how to use medical technology in a way that helps physicians detect a variety of heart conditions-and help patients gain knowledge, comfort and peace of mind. On average a student who graduates from this program will have a base salary of approximately $21.50 an hour or $44,700 per year.
Students enrolled in this program complete 27 hours of General Education courses and 58 semester hours in the Adult Cardiac Sonography major. Graduates meet published requirements by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) to apply for the examination to become a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer.
To learn more about programs available through the Bryan College of Health Sciences School of Health Professions, contact the Admissions Office at (402) 481-8697.