Cardiovascular Sonography

Courtney Love, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Cardiovascular Program Director  
I.B. Hand Building (BUSI), Suite 105, RM 113
817-598-8846 •

Cardiovascular sonography is based on sending high frequency sound waves into the body to produce dynamic real time images of the heart and vascular structures from the returning echoes and provide color flow data of the circulation. These images are stored, printed, and/or uploaded to hospital networks for physician interpretation and diagnosis.

By using ultrasound, sonographers can pinpoint trouble spots and ​help patients to avoid life-threatening heart conditions as well as stroke and hypertension. Using ultrasound, the sonographer can image the heart muscle to detect damage, congenital defects, or hereditary abnormalities. By imaging the carotid artery using Color Doppler ultrasound, they can check for the development of plaque, which is the precursor to potentially deadly coronary artery disease. In some cases, this can help to predict the chances of developing coronary artery disease, allowing doctors the opportunity to prescribe early treatment options.


Admission to Weatherford College does not guarantee selective admission to the Cardiovascular Sonography Program. The number of students admitted to this program is limited. Students admitted to the Cardiovascular Sonography Program are selected on the basis of admission to the college, reading, writing, and math level, prior educational achievement, and health status. For specific application information and deadlines, contact the Cardiovascular Program Director or the academic counselor.

Admission to Weatherford College is required along with application to the program. Completion of all prerequisite courses with a GPA grade of “C” or higher is mandatory.

All students must achieve a minimum of 78% or higher to pass the Sonography courses and progress in the program.

Degrees and Certificates

Course Descriptions

DSVT 1264: Practicum

Credits 2 Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. 24 contact hours per week.


DMSO 2130, DSVT 2335.