Meet Hunter Brown
Hunter Brown is a recent graduate of the Cardiovascular Sonography program offered at MedQuest College. This hands-on program gives real-world training that can help save lives, literally.
Hunter was just trying to get some extra practice when he scanned his father’s heart last summer – but he found a life-threatening condition that required urgent surgery.
“Everyone in my program we use for practice has a healthy heart,” Hunter said. “I wanted to get someone new and different to practice on.”
His dad agreed to come in for an exam. But the exam was more than either of them expected. As Hunter collected views of the heart, he immediately noticed something was wrong.
Within two weeks of the discovery, Greg Brown underwent open heart surgery, including a bypass, valve replacement and a pacemaker.
Hunter graduated from the program in July 2020 and after receiving offers from hospitals in Cincinnati, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky he accepted a position with Baptist Health Louisville as a cardiac sonographer.
What is a sonography?
Diagnostic Medical Sonography, often called Ultrasound, uses high-frequency waves to generate images of different organs and blood vessels inside the body. As an imaging process, ultrasound has a very specific use by providing information that x-ray or other radiologic methods cannot.
What is a sonographer?
Cardiovascular Sonographers, also known as Ultrasound Technicians, perform ultrasound in a variety of settings, working with patients of all ages, who range from healthy to critically ill, both in and out of the hospital.
Cardiac Sonography is ultrasound used to produce images of the anatomy of a patient’s heart chambers, walls, valves and blood vessels. Vascular Sonography is ultrasound used to produce images of the patient’s veins and arteries. Images provided by the sonographer are used by the physician to diagnose and treat various conditions.
Externship and Career Services at MedQuest College
Prior to graduation, students are required to complete an externship under the guidance of area experts. During this externship, students will refine the skills learned on campus as well as input actual claims.
Our Career Services Director aids graduating students and alumni that include instruction in resume writing, preparation of cover letters, interviewing techniques and networking skills. The college provides job placement assistance for its graduates. Alumni in good standing may continue to use all placement resources indefinitely at no charge.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate’s Degree of Applied Science program is designed to prepare competent entry-level echocardiography sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and effective (behavior) learning domains. Through this program, MedQuest College seeks to graduate competent Sonographers in the Echocardiography modality that are qualified to perform a variety of standard and specialized diagnostic procedures. Upon completion of the program and meeting all of the course requirements, students will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree and will be prepared and eligible to submit their Degree and transcript to apply to take the primary pathway certification and registry through The Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). Upon successful completion of the national examination, students will obtain the credential Registered Cardiac Sonographer with the abbreviation RDC in connection with his/her name.
MedQuest College has provided high-quality instruction to students in Kentucky and Indiana since 1999. By providing Southern Indiana, Louisville and Lexington Kentucky, and surrounding areas with quality programs in medical assisting, dental assisting, diagnostic medical sonography, practical nursing and biomed equipment technology we are able to proudly say that MedQuest College has successfully employed hundreds of graduates in the medical fields. Our campuses are located in Louisville Ky and Lexington KY. We are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), a nationally recognized accrediting body.