Ultrasound and Sonography Degree - Online and Campus Programs
Ultrasound technicians or sonographers, also called diagnostic medical ultrasound technologists, truly provide a window into the inner workings of your body. Using specialized wands, these professionals use sound waves to generate 2D or 3D images of organs or embryos that can be viewed on a monitor screen. These images can be photographed or videotaped for diagnostic review by a radiologist or physician. Ultrasound and sonography technicians also take measurements, make calculations, and analyze ultrasound results for reports. Finally, they explain these procedures to patients and confirm medical record data.
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How to Become an Ultrasound and Sonography ProfessionalAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are a number of paths to a career in ultrasound and sonography. These include:
- Hospital training programs
- Vocational or technical schools
- 4-year colleges
- The Armed Forces