Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Career
At the mention of the word ultrasound, most people immediately begin thinking of a pregnant mother and a small black and white image of a baby on a monitor.
This has historically been the most common use of ultrasound technology, but these days ultrasound technicians are needed for a lot of different purposes besides prenatal care. The technology is often used for abdominal diagnosis, such as in cases of spleen, liver, or kidney disease, brain trauma, and heart complications.
Ultrasonography requires direct contact with patients, so it’s important for a technician to have strong people skills so that they can communicate effectively with any patients that come in for testing. An ultrasound may be ordered for any number of diseases and conditions, and because of this the patient may be stressed or worried. It’s up to the ultrasound technician to calm these fears so that the patient has as relaxing an experience as possible.