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What is Medical Sonography?
What is Medical Sonography?
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What Are the Duties of a Medical Sonographer?

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Brain Foods
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Back in the day (whenever that was) it was common to think that foods shaped like particular organs or body parts would help keep the actual corresponding body part healthy and well.

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MRI Helps Show How Loneliness Appears in the Brain
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By Emily Hayes, AuntMinnie.com contributing writer

A study conducted by a team of researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health found brain damage in patients who died of COVID-19.

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What is a Physical Therapist Assistant?
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Trained and licensed Physical Therapist Assistants should have little trouble finding job opportunities for the foreseeable future.

There is a high demand for physical therapist assistants, especially due to the ag...
Blind Test Shows AI-Enhanced MRI Scans
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If you have ever had an MRI scan before, you’ll know how unsettling the experience can be. You’re placed in a claustrophobia-inducing tube and asked to stay completely still for up to an hour while unseen hardware whirs, creaks, and thumps around you like a medical poltergeist. New research, though, suggests AI can help with this predicament by making MRI scans four times faster, getting patients in and out of the tube quicker.

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Certificate Programs

Casa Loma College in collaboration with LiveLife Resources is committed to offering the best in health and healing education. Our courses are designed for health professionals as well as individuals who are interested in furthering their own knowledge in the areas of health education and integrative health practice.

 Benefits of Taking a Certificate Program:

  • Certificates provide valuable and specialized training in a short period of time
  • Certificates improve marketability in the workforce
  • Develops skill-sets for desired career fields
  • Helps to get your foot into the door of a new career field
  • Allows you to first explore a new career field before investing many years into it
  • Helps you to maintain relevance within your industry
  • More cost effective than a full degree program

Adult Echocardiography

Adult Echocardiography

ARDMS Certification in Adult Echocardiography can help boost your career! By earning your Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) credential, healthcare professionals gain a critical edge in promoting patient safety in cardiac sonography.

Adult Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) are a very specific kind of diagnostic medical sonographer dealing with the heart. Cardiac Sonographers use ultrasound devices and other imaging tools that use sound waves to create images of the heart. They inspect the chambers and walls of the heart as well as the valves.   These examinations are used to diagnose congenital heart disease, valvular disease, pericardial disease, cardiomyopathy, and other cardiovascular disorders.

The ECHO certificate course will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and ability in the areas of normal and abnormal cardiac anatomy, physiology, pathology, and hemodynamics as appropriate in the adult patient.

Classroom Learning
During classroom lectures, you’ll learn the foundational skills needed to be a cardiac sonographer. The challenging, high-quality curriculum for the program is designed with courses in a specific sequence, progressively building on expertise as students advance through the program.

Scan Lab
What you learn in the classroom will immediately transfer into scan labs where you’ll practice your techniques. The scan lab allows you to accurately practice your skills in a safe environment.

There is no clinical externship; however, students will gain the scanning skills and knowledge necessary by scanning volunteers during scan lab. Students will have the opportunity to obtain scanning experience on real patients at off-site clinical facilities under the guidance of the ECHO faculty.

The program prepares you to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Adult Echocardiography (AE) credentialing examination and begin working in the adult cardiac specialty area.

Program enrollment is limited and is offered in the Spring and Fall.

All COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines will be adhered to


  • Currently registered with ARDMS with SPI and One Specialty, or
  • Currently registered with ARRT (S) and ARDMS SPI
  • Currently working as a Sonographer


  • Monday through Thursday
  • 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Program Cost

  • Tuition: $5,195.00
  • Course Materials: $300.00
  • Total Cost:  $5,495.00
  • This program is not eligible for federal financial aid.

  How to Register

  1. Pay the $50.00 non-refundable processing fee, online.
  2. Contact Casa Loma College Bursar, Eliza Nalbandian at eliza.nalbandian@casalomacollege.edu or call 818.785.2726 ext. 206 to set up payment details.
  3. Select Payment Option
    1. Pay full program cost on or before start date of course.
    2. Pay as You Go. Pay $500 down with the remainder of $4,495 due over the next three months.
      1. In consultation with the student, weekly/monthly payment amount and schedule will be determined by Casa Loma College Student Accounts.
      2. Students will sign a promissory note for the remaining balance.
  • Final payment on program must be made by no later than the end of the 12thweek of class. Students not paid in full by this date, will be withdrawn from the program and will not receive their signed ARDMS CV form.

For more information regarding Adult Echocardiography, visit the links below.