When deciding on a career to pursue, consider your personal qualities and attributes. Are you fascinated by human anatomy? Do you enjoy using technology to find answers? Are you a natural problem solver who is detail oriented? Do you like being part of a team and of service to others? With these personal and professional qualities, and a solid Owens educational foundation, you could find success in the rewarding and high-demand field of Vascular Sonography.
As an integral and highly specialized member of the health care team, vascular sonographers perform procedures that use high frequency sound waves to create images that aid in diagnosis of vascular disease. Vascular sonographers are committed to enhanced patient care and continuous improvement with ever-evolving technology. A sonographer’s scope of practice includes operating imaging equipment, identifying normal and abnormal imaging results, preparing patients for procedures, and reviewing patient medical history. Vascular Sonographers often work in hospitals or clinics and may be required to take call.
To practice as a vascular sonographer, graduates must pass national certification examinations through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
Owens Vascular Sonography Program
As a student in Owens Vascular Sonography program, you will learn how to manipulate a transducer and ultrasound machine settings to create sonographic images in our on-campus lab with equipment comparable to what you will find in area hospitals. In the classroom, you will learn anatomy and physiology of the heart and blood vessels, medical terminology, patient care, ultrasound physics and vascular disease processes. The majority of your second year will be spent in clinic scanning real patients and learning from knowledgeable practicing sonographers. Your Owens education will be guided by faculty members with extensive field experience, career knowledge and a passion for the profession.
Owens Vascular Sonography program provides eligibility to sit for ARDMS national registries and a degree that is easily transferrable to other colleges and universities to earn a bachelor’s degree, if desired.
Julie Posey, BAS, RDMS, RVT
|Bicentennial Hall 167
Makenzie Zesing, BAS, RDMS, RVT
Faculty, Clinical Education Coordinator
|Bicentennial Hall 163
Catherine Ford, M.Ed, RT(R)
Dean, School of Nursing and Health Professions
|Health Technologies 121B
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Owens Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in collaboration with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) through Spring 2024.
For more information regarding accreditation standards:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS)
6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043