Diagnostic Sonography - Cardiac

A new imaging program is starting at BCTC!  Cardiac Sonography, also known as Adult Echocardiography or Echo, this Selective Admissions program will prepare you for a valuable and dynamic career in the healthcare field. 

Cardiac sonographers work with a wide range of patients using high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to obtain images of the heart. They are highly educated and have a strong desire to work to get the best information to help cardiologists and other physicians diagnose many heart diseases. While this program focuses on adult heart issues, the cardiac sonographer must also be knowledgeable of congenital abnormalities that might be encountered during an echo exam.

Echocardiography 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 echo department 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.

See what a Cardiac Sonography scan looks like! (PDF - 550 KB)

Technical Standards  

 Review the Technical Standards for this program.

Employment Opportunities

WANT TO KNOW MORE? See the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics information about Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.


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

Why Sonographers Do What They Do

A series of normal images showing what an echo looks like