Updates & News

  • President’s Message: A Fond Farewell
    February is Heart Month and I would like to be one of the first to wish you a Happy Cardiovascular Professionals Week (this year February 12-18, 2023). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US, every 34 seconds a person dies from cardiovascular disease and every 40 seconds a person […]
  • Are You Making a Resolution in the New Year?
    A Message from the President, Letitia Esbenshade-Smith, MS Ed, RCES, RCIS – January 5, 2023 Happy New Year! I could guess that you, like me, have a list of resolutions for the New Year. Most years I’m pretty good about writing them down and have been OK with accomplishing the first few on the list. […]
  • Holiday Hours
    The CCI headquarters office will be closed December 23, December 26 and January 2 in observance of the holidays.
  • Happy Holidays from CCI!
    Thank you to all who have completed the Readex compensation survey. To confirm, the raw data collected by Readex is specific to each credential holder which is why you receive a reminder email if you have not completed the survey. Further, the individual data will not be shared with CCI until it is aggregate and […]
  • Readex Compensation Survey
    As November draws to an end I can’t help but ask, “Where has the year gone?” The world has definitely re-opened and things have ramped up at warp speed~! As the year is winding down, we have been working to complete two of our 2022 projects: A Compensation Survey and a new CCI Website. CCI […]

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SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Carol Mitchell

Dr. Carol Mitchell, PhD, ACS, RDMS,RDCS, RVT, RT(R), FASE, FSDMS is a prolific teacher and education researcher, having won awards for both including the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) Distinguished Educator of the Year, Cardiac Sonographer Distinguished Teacher Award, Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Joan P. Baker Pioneer Award. Dr. Mitchell is a member of the Advanced Cardiac Sonographer (ACS) Exam Committee; a fellow of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers; a member of the Society for Vascular Ultrasound, American Society of Radiologic Technology, and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine; and past treasurer of the American Society of Echocardiography. She is also a fellow in the American Society of Echocardiography and recently received the American Society of Echocardiography 2022 Sonographer Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Mitchell’s primary research interests are:

  • Utilizing ultrasound to characterize the structure and tissue composition of the arterial wall and atherosclerotic plaque
  • Developing imaging and measurement protocol to extract texture features from ultrasound images of the arterial wall and plaque
  • Utilizing existing ultrasound technology in novel ways to study hemodynamics and their relationships to cardiovascular disease and cognition
  • Development of interactive learning modules to be used to enhance inter-professional knowledge of non-invasive testing procedures and improve ultrasound measurement and analysis techniques.