Carol K.C. Mitchell, Ph.D., RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(R), FASE

Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Imaging Program Director

[Image] Carol Mitchell

Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6455
Phone: (414) 229-2230
Fax: (414) 229-2619


Biomedical Sciences

Speaker Topics

  • Phantom Development
  • Ultrasound Assessment of Cardiovascular Function
  • Muscoskeletal Imaging
  • Contrast Imaging
  • Fetal Echocardiography
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Ultrasound Education
  • Advanced Sonography Roles
  • Educational Outcomes

Interests & Expertise

Dr. Carol Mitchell is the Director of the Diagnostic Imaging Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging Programs. In her role as program director, Dr. Mitchell works with accredited programs in the state of Wisconsin to offer the professional curriculum to UWM undergraduate radiologic technology and diagnostic medical sonography students. Dr. Mitchell also works actively with the diagnostic imaging advisory board to continue to develop graduate programs for diagnostic imaging professionals. Current graduate programs for diagnostic imaging professionals include the College of Health Sciences Interdisciplinary PhD Program and the Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program.

Dr. Mitchell's research interests include phantom development, ultrasound assessment of cardiovascular function, muscoskeletal imaging, contrast imaging, fetal echocardiography, congenital heart disease, ultrasound education, advanced sonography roles and educational outcomes. She also participates in protocol development for several clinical trials and ultrasound disciplines. The diagnostic imaging laboratory will be able to work collaboratively with researchers to develop imaging protocols, measurements and best practices. Dr. Mitchell's prior work has been directed at utilizing hybrid learning theory to teach practicing imaging professionals new technology and taking new technology to clinical practice. Dr. Mitchell's current work is directed at developing imaging phantoms for research and educational use.

Recent Publications

McCormick, M., Varghese, T., Wang, X., Mitchell, C., Kliewer, M. A., & Dempsey, R. J. (2012). Methods for robust in vivo strain estimation in the carotid artery. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 57(22), 7329-7353.

Rocque, B. G., Jackson, D., Varghese, T., Hermann, B., McCormick, M., Kliewer, M., Mitchell, C., & Dempsey, R. J. (2012). Impaired cognitive functinin patients with atherosclerotic carotid stenosis and correlation with ultrasound strain measurements. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 322, 20-24.

Mitchell, C., & Trampe, B. (2011). Sonography and High Risk Pregnancy. In S. Hagen-Ansert (Ed.), Textbook of Diagnostic Ultrasonography, 7th Ed. Mosby: Saint Louis, MO.

Mitchell, C., Trampe, B., & Lebovic, D. (2011). The Role of Sonography in Evaluating Female Infertility. In S. Hagen-Ansert (Ed.), Textbook of Diagnostic Ultrasonography, 7th Ed. Mosby: Saint Louis, MO.

Mitchell, C., Miller, F. A., Bierig, S. M., Bremer, M. L., Ehler, D., & Hanlon, T. et al. (2009). Advanced cardiovascular sonographer: A proposal of the American Society of Echocardiography advanced practice sonographer task force. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, 22, 1409-1413.

Mitchell, C., Hall, T., Baker, S., Burke, M., Knauf, L., & Willey, B. (2010). Can Hybrid Learning Theory be used to teach working sonographers breast elastography. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, 26, 267-273.

Chow, D. C., Stein, J. H., Seto, T. B., Mitchell, C., Sriatanaviriyakul, N., Grandinetti, A., Gerschenson, M., Shiramizu, B., Souza, S., & Shikuma, C. (2010). Short – term effects of extended-release iacin on endothelial function in HIV-infected patients on stable antiretroviral therapy. AIDS, 24, 1019-23.

Mitchell, C., Willey, B., Baker, S., Kohn, S., & Hendricks, C. (2010). Can hybrid learning theory be utilized to teach working songoraphers 3D Imaging Technology? Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, 26, 267-73.

Murphy, R. L., Berzins, B., Zala, C., Fichtenbaum, C., Dube, M. P., Guiaraldi, G., Torriani, F., Belsey, E., Mitchell, C., & Stein, J. H. for the SABAR Study team. Change to atazanavir/ritonavir treatment improves lipids but not endothelial function in patients on stable antiretroviral therapy. AIDS, 24, 885-890.

Mitchell, C., & Winter, T. (2007). Transplants: Renal, Liver, Pancreatic. In R. Sanders, T. Winter (Eds.), T. Clinical Sonography: A Practical Guide 4th Ed (pp. 208-225). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Mitchell, C. (2007). Accreditation Chapter. In R. Sanders, T. Winter (Eds.), Clinical Sonography: A Practical Guide, 4th Ed (pp 662-667). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Honors & Awards

  • 2012 Ambassador Award, College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • 2011 Fellow SDMS, to be presented at the 2011 SDMS National Conference Atlanta, Georgia September
  • 2010 Cardiac Sonographer Distinguished Teacher Award
    recipient of the 10th annual Cardiac Sonographer Distinguished Teacher Presentation from 7:00 am - 8:30 am on Sunday, June 13 in Ballroom 6AB of the San Diego Convention Center
  • 2006 Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Distinguished Educator of the Year Award presented October 13, 2006 SDMS National Conference Denver, Colorado