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Vascular technologists assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of disorders affecting the vascular system (excluding the heart). A wide range of instrumentation is used to acquire and record information related to blood vessel anatomy and physiology.
Vascular technologists have extensive, direct patient contact that may include performing some invasive procedures. They must be able to interact compassionately and effectively with people who range from healthy to critically ill.
The professional responsibilities include, but are not limited, to:
Offered on the Toledo-area campus, The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Major - Vascular Concentration offers students a combination of didactic instruction with practical application of knowledge and skills in affiliating hospitals.
Graduates must take and pass a national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. Cardiovascular Credentialing International also offers a credentialing examination. Passing of this examination credentials graduates as vascular technologists.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Major – Vascular Concentration strives to prepare competent entry-level vascular technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.