Diagnostic medical sonographers use special imaging equipment that directs sound waves into a patientís body (in a procedure commonly known as an ultrasound, sonogram, or echocardiogram) to assess and diagnose various medical conditions.
Diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including vascular technologists, need formal education, such as an associateís degree or a postsecondary certificate. Many employers also require professional certification.
Most diagnostic imaging workers were employed in hospitals in 2012, while others worked in healthcare settings such as physicianís offices and medical and diagnostic laboratories. Diagnostic imaging workers complete most of their work at diagnostic imaging machines in dimly lit rooms, but they also may perform procedures at patients' bedsides. They may be on their feet for long periods and may need to lift or turn patients who are disabled.
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To be able to help people. In OB we are scanning to see if the unborn fetus is developing as they should, and in other areas of the body we are looking for any type of pathology that might be present.
In my opinion to get the right image and make the right the right report.
It is always challenging. Different every day. The human body and all its details are fascinating.
I enjoy helping people and working with a team to help in the diagnosis of the patients problem to ensure they can recieve the proper care.
As an ultrasound technician we are able to help in the diagnosis of individuals through the use of grayscale images. Its basically a photographer of the body. Contact with blood is usually minimal and we still are making a big difference in peoples lives.
Set hours, teaching environment, and hospital setting.