Noninvasive Cardiovascular Technology is an allied health profession specifically concerning the diagnosis and
treatment of patients with cardiac and peripheral vascular disease. The technologist performs examinations at the
request or direction of a physician. Through subjective sampling and/or recording, the technologist proceeds with
the examination to create an easily definable foundation of data from which a correct anatomic and physiologic
diagnosis may be established for each patient.
The noninvasive cardiovascular technology program is combined with the
invasive cardiovascular technology program for the first three quarters.
Students completing this core program will have the basic scientific, medical
and technical skills necessary to enter the second portion of the program.
The second portion is an intensive study in noninvasive cardiovascular
technology with emphasis on the performance and evaluation of M-mode,
two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography. Upon completion of didactic
training, the student is assigned to a major medical center where she/he will
complete one quarter of clinical internship as a noninvasive cardiovascular
technologist. As clinical space is limited in Spokane, the student is encouraged
to complete their internship in a major out-of-town medical center.
The Cardiovascular Technology Programs (Invasive and Noninvasive) are accredited by the Commission on
Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee for Cardiovascular
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