The Diagnostic Sonography program at BCTC is growing! We now offer 2 tracks: Cardiac Sonography (Adult Echocardiography) and Vascular Sonography. These are Selective Admissions programs that will prepare you for a valuable and dynamic career in the healthcare field.
Sonography uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to obtain images of the body used in diagnosing disease and congenital abnormalities. Both areas work primarily with the adult patient population.
Diagnostic Sonography is a challenging as well as rewarding career that will keep
you on your toes! The work environment is typically fast-paced with a chance to work
individually and also be part of the diagnostic team. Most will work in a hospital
setting, but jobs can also be found at out-patient clinics, private doctor offices
and mobile/traveling companies.
It’s a rewarding career that can last a lifetime!
Students in this track focus on adult heart issues, but the cardiac sonographer must also be knowledgeable of congenital abnormalities that might be encountered during an echo exam.
Cardiac sonographers perform:
What is Echocardiography? (PDF - 550 KB)
Students in this track learn how to perform a variety of exams to help detect problems in the arteries and veins throughout the body…even in the brain!
Vascular sonographers perform:
Diagnostic Medical Sonography involves the provision of direct care for individual and is characterized by the application of verified knowledge in the skillful performance of Diagnostic Medical Sonography technical functions. Therefore, all applicants should possess:
If you have questions or are interested, please feel free to contact the program coordinator.
Diagnostic Sonography Program Coordinator
Saretta Craft, MS, RDCS, RVT, FASE
164 Opportunity Way
Leestown Campus M-112
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: (859) 246-6553