Welcome to the world of CARDUP: The Canadian Diagnostic Ultrasound Registry.
The registry is comprised of Diagnostic medical sonographers, (including general, vascular and cardiac) committed to the establishment of bilingual written and practical examinations that reflect Canadian Diagnostic ultrasound standards and competencies. The Board of Directors includes representatives from across the country for each of these specialties.
We have come a long way in a very short time thanks largely to the fantastic support and enthusiasm shown by sonographers across Canada. CARDUP's registrant list continues to grow as more and more sonographers realize the value of developing a bilingual Canadian registry.
Prior to CARDUP, there was no Canadian based registry or exam process for Canadian ultrasound professionals. As a result, many graduates & practitioners wrote and still write an American based registry exam. This non-Canadian exam and certification process fails to adequately address the unique and distinct requirements within the Diagnostic ultrasound profession in Canada. Benefits of a Canadian ultrasound registry include:
The recognized Canadian Credential(s) are :
CRGSTM- Canadian Registered Generalist Sonographer
The holders of this credential would be registered in general sonography and be proficient in all of the following categories: abdominal, superficial structures, lower extremity peripheral venous, extracranial carotid, obstetrical and gynecological sonography. They may additionally be proficient in one or all of the following specialities: musculoskeletal, neurosonography and breast sonography.
CRCSTM-Canadian Registered Cardiac Sonographer
The holders of this credential would be registered in adult echocardiography.
CRVSTM- Canadian Registered Vascular Sonographer
The holders of this credential would be registered in vascular sonography.