Diagnostic medical sonographers use special equipment to direct high frequency sound waves into areas of the patient’s body to acquire diagnostic images. The sonographer uses his or her trained eye to distinguish normal from abnormal anatomy. It is the sonographer’s responsibility to obtain quality images and measurements to aid the radiologist in diagnosis.
Offered as: Associate, Bachelor
- Vascular Ultrasonography Specialization
In addition to actually performing the ultrasound scan, sonographers may also be responsible for obtaining patient history and updating their records, preparing and transporting patients, assisting physicians in procedures, adjusting and maintaining equipment.
- Become a respected member of a healthcare team.
- Enjoy technological advances in state of the art equipment.
- Provide excellent care to patients, and aid in diagnosis.
- Specialize in a variety of ultrasound examinations.
Ultrasonographers are respected members of diagnostic medicine. They work closely with physicians and other imaging modalities to provide the highest level of patient care. The field of diagnostic medical sonography has many opportunities for registered sonographers who are willing to become dedicated members of a health care team. Ever evolving ultrasound equipment means the field is constantly changing, which ensures the continuation of job availability.
The Associates Degree is accredited by CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs).