Vascular Sonography – Skill Sets

The Vascular Enhancement skill sets will build upon existing sonography skills and prepare students for employment opportunities. Employment of individuals with an enhanced skill set in lower extremity arterial physiological and duplex imaging, carotid duplex imaging and lower extremity venous duplex is usually through privately run practices (cardiologists) or a hospital imaging department.

Prerequisite requirements: All students must hold sonography credentials (ARDMS and/or CCI) or a graduate of a CAAHEP-accredited program with one year of clinical education in the general and/or cardiac specialty vascular specialty.


Arterial Imaging – Skill Set Requirements

Minimum credits 5
Minimum grade in all core requirements 3.0
Minimum grade in all related requirements 4.0
Minimum Jackson College credits 5

RELATED REQUIREMENTS

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
DMS 162 Vascular Lab Practice 2

CORE REQUIREMENTS

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
DMS 151 Peripheral Arterial I 3 BIO 132 or BIO 253

This course facilitates student learning of diagnostic testing methods for the peripheral arterial systems of the upper and lower extremities. Testing methods covered will include segmental pressures, color Doppler imaging (CDI) and duplex sonography.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT

First Aid & Healthcare Provider CPR, Proof of Vaccination(s).

Carotid Duplex – Skill Set Requirements

Minimum credits 5
Minimum grade in all core requirements 3.0
Minimum grade in all related requirements 4.0
Minimum Jackson College credits 5

RELATED REQUIREMENTS

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
DMS 162 Vascular Lab Practice 2

CORE REQUIREMENTS

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
DMS 251 Cerebrovascular Imaging 3 BIO 132 or BIO 253

This course facilitates student learning of diagnostic testing methods and hemodynamics of the extracranial vessels of the head and neck. Testing methods covered include color Doppler imaging (CDI) and duplex sonography.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT

First Aid & Healthcare Provider CPR, Proof of Vaccination(s).

Venous Duplex – Skill Set Requirements

Minimum credits 5
Minimum grade in all core requirements 3.0
Minimum grade in all related requirements 4.0
Minimum Jackson College credits 5

RELATED REQUIREMENTS

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
DMS 162 Vascular Lab Practice 2

CORE REQUIREMENTS

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
DMS 155 Peripheral Venous 3 BIO 132 or BIO 253

This course facilitates student learning of diagnostic testing methods for the peripheral venous systems of the upper and lower extremities. Venous hemodynamics and testing methods covered include all areas of color Doppler imaging (CDI), air and photo plethysmography.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT

First Aid & Healthcare Provider CPR, Proof of Vaccination(s).