Diagnostic medical sonographers produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians. This includes vascular technologists.
A diagnostic medical sonographer, also known merely as a sonographer, employs sound waves and imaging equipment to produce images of many parts of the body as ultrasounds. They are trained to obtain and analyze these sonographic images. These images are used to assist doctors to examine and treat many medical conditions.
The various job responsibilities of a diagnostic medical sonographer include assisting doctors with diagnosing and monitoring conditions such as pregnancy and diseases such as cancer, taking a patients' medical history, preserving the diagnostic equipment, and noticing screen during scans to make sure that the image produced is satisfactory for diagnostic purposes, readying a patient for exam by explaining the techniques, watchful and caring for patients throughout examinations to ensure their safety and comfort, and more.
To qualify as a diagnostic medical sonographer, with a seven-figure diagnostic medical sonographer salary one has to have an associate’s or bachelor's degree in sonography, with coursework in the sciences, anatomy, math and physiology. In addition, it is an advantage to have an industry certification and state license.
To succeed as a medical diagnostic sonographer, one should have a keen interest in anatomy, be detail-oriented, have precise attention, have an eye for subtle changes in imaging results, and have interpersonal, analytical, patient service, judgement, decision-making and communication skills. It is a good fit for people who want to gain highly technical skills and work closely with people.
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