Diagnostic Ultrasound Technology (General and Vascular)


KU’s certificate in diagnostic ultrasound and vascular technology is an 18-month accredited certificate program that prepares the student sonographer to use complex ultrasound equipment in a clinical setting. The sonographer, after advanced training, uses high-frequency sound waves for diagnostic purposes under the direction of a radiologist. A certificate from The University of Kansas School of Health Professionals is awarded to the student upon successful completion of the program at its KU Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kansas.

Graduates are candidates to take the national registry examinations given by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in the areas of abdomen, obstetrics and gynecology, vascular technology, and sonography principles and instrumentation. Those who pass the exams become registered diagnostic medical sonographers and registered vascular technologists.

More about this program and the profession can be found on the program’s website.

The University of Kansas Diagnostic Ultrasound and Vascular Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS). The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org.

Program accreditation, outcomes, and gainful employment disclosure are available at ultrasound.kumc.edu.