INCREASE THE USE OF ULTRASOUND
Reduce the patient's exposure to Ionizing Radiation found in medical tests.
Doctors often order CT scans of aortas and kidneys, for example, instead of an ultrasound even when an ultrasound is safer, cost less and shows more detail. The reason is often that the CT scan is a static image and it is not a "technically dependent" exam, unlike ultrasound. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers assist doctors in Medical Diagnosis using Sonography, hence the name Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.
Because Diagnostic Medical Sonographers are involved in the diagnosis, training must be, in part, similar to what a medical doctor learns in their first two years of medical school.
CURE offers an advanced, highly specialized, comprehensive, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Vascular Technology and Echocardiography program, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, pathophysiology, flow hemodynamics and much more.
Because doctors typically don't go to ultrasound school and are generally not exposed to more than a few weeks of ultrasound in their residency, there is a mutually beneficial relationship between physicians and diagnostic medical sonographers working together to aid in patient diagnosis.
Most schools only teach general ultrasound which is abdomen, small parts, obgyn and some vascular. Some schools offer additional tracks for cardiac ultrasound. But very few schools in the country train Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in general, vascular and cardiac ultrasound like CURE does.
CURE teaches students abdomen, superficial structures, oncology, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, musculoskeletal, pediatric musculoskeletal, abdominal vascular, peripheral vascular, cerebrovascular, adult cardiac, pediatric cardiac, fetal cardiac, gastrointestinal, pediatric gastrointestinal and more.
CURE training is unlike any other in the world in that many of our teachers are physicians from other countries that have performed ultrasound. In most other countries, you must be a doctor in order to perform ultrasounds. In many countries you must be a male doctor to perform ultrasounds.
It's incredible that the United States offers men and women the opportunity to become Diagnostic Medical Sonographers without a medical degree.