University of Southern Indiana

Katherine Peak

Katherine Peak

Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Program

Health Professions Center - 3063

About Me

I have been an imaging science educator at the University of Southern Indiana for over 9 years, teaching in both the Radiologic Technology and Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs.  I also serve as the Vascular Clinical Coordinator for the sonography program.  Prior to my appointment at the university, I was a clinical staff sonographer in Evansville, Indiana for approximately 14 years.

Education and Certifications

2016                Master of Science in Education, University of Southern Indiana

2011                Bachelor of Science in Radiology Management, University of Southern Indiana

1992                Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology, University of Southern Indiana

2018-Present    Certified Sonographer-Pediatric Sonography, American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

2008-Present    Certified Sonographer-Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

2003-Present    Certified Sonographer-Vascular, American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

1998-Present    Certified Sonographer-Abdomen, American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

1992-Present    Certified Radiologic Technologist-Radiography, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

1992-Present    Indiana State Department of Health Diagnostic X-ray Machine Operator

1990-Present    American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification


DMS301, Patient Care for Imaging Science Professionals

DMS 315, Abdominal Procedures

DMS316, Sonographic Lab Practice I

DMS324, Gynecology Procedures

DMS 332, Small Parts, Neuro, and Special Exams

DVT 426, Clinical Practice I - Vascular

DVT 437, Clinical Practice II - Vascular

RADT 196, Orientation to Radiologic & Imaging Sciences

RADT 308, Radiographic Procedures I

RADT 335, Radiation Biology

RADT 343, Clinical Practicum II


Clinical education in diagnostic medical sonography


Peak, K. R. (2020).  SDMS Clinical Refresher Course.  Venous Peripheral Vasculature: Lower Extremity             Venous – Vein Mapping.

Peak, K. R. (2019).  The academic impact of student employment: A pilot study. Radiologic Science and Education, 24(1), 3-15.

Peak, K. R. (2018). SDMS Clinical Refresher Course. Venous Peripheral Vasculature: Lower Extremity   Venous – Common Femoral.

Cook, J. A., Schmuck, H., & Peak, K. R. (2015).  Radiology clinical monitoring tool.  Spectrum, 26(2),   14-16, 18.

Professional Organizations

2013-Present    Lambda Nu Theta Chi National Honor Society

2004-Present    Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

2012-Present    Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists

2012-Present       American Society of Radiologic Technologists

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