Diagnostic Ultrasound & Vascular Technology

Diagnostic medical sonographers specialize in creating images, known as sonograms or ultrasounds, that depict the body’s organs and tissues.

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Diagnostic Ultrasound & Vascular Technology at a Glance

A diagnostic medical sonographer, also known simply as a sonographer, uses imaging equipment and soundwaves to form images of many parts of the body, known as ultrasounds. They are trained to acquire and analyze these sonographic images. These images are used to help doctors diagnose and treat many medical conditions. 

Degree Required Before Starting Program: A certificate, associate or bachelor’s degree in a health care or science-related field (e.g., nursing, biology, chemistry, radiology) 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: College algebra, English or speech/oral communication, human anatomy and 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: February 1 

Resume Required: Yes 

Centralized Application Service: No 

Early Decision Option: No 

Interview Required: Yes 

Rolling Admissions: No