Coastal Carolina Surgical Associates Ultrasound Laboratories
Coastal Carolina Surgical Associates Ultrasound laboratories are comprised of the General Ultrasound Laboratory and the Vascular Laboratory. Our Vascular laboratory is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). The Ultrasound Laboratory is also accredited in Abdominal/General ultrasound by the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM) and is accredited in breast ultrasound by the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the American College of Physicians.
Our staff consists of three credentialed sonographers who bring a total of over sixty five years of experience to the practice. We are also recognized by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography as a credentialed sonographer workplace.
Dana Bartholomew, RT, RDMS, RVT
Dana attended Bronson Methodist Hospital School of Radiology in Michigan for the education of Radiologic Technology, and also Florida Institute of Ultrasound for Diagnostic Sonography and Vascular Technology. Dana is registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, and American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. She is affiliated with SDMS, NCUS, AIUM, and SVT. She has had extensive experience in her 29 years of performing sonographic imaging of invasive liver, renal, breast biopsies; paracentesis and thoracentesis; intraoperative; general body; breast; and vascular studies. Dana has also in the past instructed ultrasonography students at their clinical sites.
Alicia Saintsing-Vawter, BS, RT, RDMS, RVT
Alicia attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Radiologic Science. Alicia also acquired further ultrasound education at the Advanced Health Education Center in Houston, TX. She brings over 25 years of experience to the laboratory. Alicia is registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, and the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. She has extensive experience in abdominal, obstetrics/gynecology, breast, thyroid, and vascular ultrasound and has practiced in the field of radiology and ultrasound since 1992. Alicia also provides ultrasound training via didactic and clinical laboratory instruction to physicians in an emergency ultrasound course, which is a two day introductory course that covers all the primary applications of emergency ultrasound.
Marne Hogan, BA, RDMS, RVT
Marne attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. Marne acquired further education at Cape Fear Community College to study medical sonography. Marne is registered with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in Vascular, Abdomen, Breast and Obstetrics/Gynecology. Marne has 13 years of experience in sonography including 4 years of locum sonography in medical facilities throughout the United States.
All test results are interpreted by the surgeons of Coastal Carolina Surgical Associates. Our surgeons have many years of training and experience in the use of ultrasound for the diagnosis of vascular diseases. Also, our surgeons meet continuing education requirements as required by ICAVL, AIUM, and the American College of Physicians. More importantly, coupling this technology with a close patient-doctor relationship affords our surgeons a unique clinical perspective. In short, we feel our patients benefit.