Cardiovascular Sonography

Diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians operate special equipment to create images or conduct tests.

Checkout KU's Cardiovascular Sonography Program

Cardiovascular Sonography at a Glance

Cardiac sonographers, also known as echocardiographers, are health care professionals specially trained to use imaging technology to help physicians diagnose heart problems in patients. 

They operate ultrasound equipment that provides moving 2-D or 3-D images of the heart and its chambers. The test they perform is called an echocardiogram.  

Degree Required Before Starting Program: A bachelor's or associate degree with emphasis in science is preferred. Students without a bachelor’s degree must be currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program with an emphasis in a health care-related field, and/or have substantial experience working in a health care field.  

Pre-Admission Coursework: English or speech/oral communication, human anatomy & physiology, medical terminology and physics  

References: Three references are required. 

Shadowing Experience or Introductory Course: None 

Healthcare Experience: Recommended 

Community Service/Leadership Experience: Recommended 

Research Experience: Not required 

Pre-Admission Standardized Tests: None 

Student Organizations: International Pre-Health Sciences Organization, Delta Epsilon Mu (co-ed healthcare fraternity), University of Kansas Women in Medicine, Future Leaders in Healthcare 

Application Deadline: April 15 

Resume Required: Yes 

Centralized Application Service: No 

Early Decision Option: No 

Interview Required: No 

Rolling Admissions: No