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RAIT 344 Sonographer Vascular Technology • 3 Cr.


Designed to provide didactic preparation for ARDMS certified sonographer for advanced level certification in vascular technology. Content covers all areas included in the specialty exam offered by the ARDMS. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program or permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe and identify on images pertinent cerebrovascular, venous, peripheral arterial, and abdominal/visceral anatomy, physiology, and hemodynamics
  • Identify and explain the mechanisms of disease
  • Describe patient signs and symptoms for vascular pathologies
  • Identify proper sonographic testing for vascular studies to include equipment used, patient positioning, technique, interpretation, and limitations
  • Describe vascular radiographic MR and CT diagnostic procedures and identify their interpretations and limitations
  • Identify possible patient treatments for pathologies
  • Describe appropriate patient follow-up for sonographic procedures
  • Explain possible sonographic applications for alternate condition and/or tests
  • Apply imaging principles and vascular physics to image quality
  • Apply statistical analysis for quality assurance testing of equipment and patient safety

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000