NORTHAMPTON, MASS. – Arthur R. King, registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer was designated a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography, (FASE). According to the Society, the Fellow designation – the highest distinction available in the field – recognizes an individual’s commitment to the field of Echocardiography. The designation also recognizes the achievement of credentials that demonstrate training and performance requirements.
King is the only Fellow-designated cardiac sonographer working at a western Massachusetts hospital and the only cardiac sonographer who is employed at a community hospital in the state. In the Commonwealth, there are only five individuals who hold this designation.
King works in Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Radiology department. In 2008, King was appointed to the American Society of Echocardiography Public Relations Committee where he worked with approximately 20 cardiologists and cardiac sonographers from around the country on marketing issues affecting the industry.
Cooley Dickinson’s Echocardiology department performs approximately 3,500 echocardiograms annually. This test uses sound waves to take moving pictures of the heart. Echicardiography is one of many specialized heart studies that are performed to diagnose diseases and conditions of the heart.
King lives in Easthampton and has worked at Cooley Dickinson Hospital since 2005.
The ASE is an organization of almost 15,000 professionals committed to excellence in cardiovascular ultrasound and its application to patient care through education, advocacy, research, innovation and service to its members and the public.
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