A sonographer uses an ultrasound on her male patients abdomen

Sonographer

Sonographers operate ultrasound equipment to acquire, interpret and selectively record anatomical images, physical data and real-time physiological information for medical diagnostic purposes in conjunction with Medical Practitioners.

Overview

Sonographers operate ultrasound equipment to acquire, interpret and selectively record anatomical images, physical data and real-time physiological information for medical diagnostic purposes in conjunction with Medical Practitioners.

Day-to-day

  • receives referrals to perform medical imaging
  • determines appropriate equipment to use, and selects appropriate equipment settings to provide the diagnostic information requested by medical practitioners
  • calculates details of procedures such as length and intensity of exposure and settings of recording equipment
  • explains procedures to patients and answers their queries about processes
  • ensures patient's welfare during procedures
  • positions patients, screens and equipment preparatory to procedures
  • decides if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes and selects images to show medical practitioners
  • conveys findings of procedures to medical practitioners.

Considerations

  • stressful.

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