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Vascular Sonography Program

The Vascular Sonography Program is located on the Scotch Plains campus.  It is a full-time (5 days/week) fifteen month program starting in September which covers both clinical and didactic instruction on the non-invasive diagnosis of vascular diseases utilizing ultrasound.  The course of study includes vascular anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, ultrasound physics and Instrumentation, surgical and medical therapeutics for vascular diseases, and applied sonography.   Techniques in diagnostic testing are taught in the classroom but require extensive clinical practice. Technical skills are only developed through direct patient testing. Our view is that this clinical phase is critical to the success of our graduates. It is a large and very important component of our instruction, reinforced by experienced vascular technologists in active vascular laboratories in hospitals affiliated with the program.

The Vascular Sonography Program offers 4 educational options based on an applicant's prior educational history.  The professional curriculum is exactly the same for all options.

We invite you to look at the options below & explore our program.




Option 1 Certificate in Vascular Sonography

This option is designed for applicants with a minimum of an Associate’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education

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Option 2  Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences (BSMIS) – Completion Degree

This option is only available to Biology majors at selected four-year colleges & universities in NJ. 

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Option 3 Second Bachelor of Science

Prospective students must have a baccalaureate degree (BS or BA) from an accredited United States University or College or the equivalent from a foreign “accredited” school.

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Option 4 Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences (BSMIS) – Post Completion of Certificate Option

The BSMIS is a joint degree with Thomas Edison State College. Rutgers-SHP Graduates of the
Vascular Sonography certificate program that have successfully passed their national board examinations can continue their education to complete a BS degree. 

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