diagnostic medical sonographer


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diagnostic medical sonographer

an allied health professional who provides patient services, using diagnostic ultrasound under the supervision of a doctor of medicine or osteopathy responsible for the use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures. The sonographer assists the physician in gathering sonographic data necessary to reach diagnostic decisions.

diagnostic medical sonographer

One who provides patient services for those using diagnostic ultrasound under the supervision of a doctor of medicine or osteopathy.
See also: sonographer
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According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, median annual earnings of diagnostic medical sonographers were $57,160 in May 2006, with the highest 10 percent earning more than $77,520.
The Department of Labor notes that employment of diagnostic medical sonographers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations.
Each year in October, MUAM creates awareness of the role diagnostic medical sonographers (sonographers) play in the medical community and educates the public about medical ultrasound and its many uses in healthcare.
A video depicting the anatomical relationships between a sonogram and the human body offers a brief glimpse of how diagnostic medical sonographers use modern technology to touch and change the lives of more than 1 million patients a day.
Diagnostic medical sonographers, like the one described in the example above, use special equipment to direct high-frequency sound waves into areas of a patient's body.
To download the revised Scope of Practice and Clinical Standards for the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer visit: http://www.
Around the world, diagnostic medical sonographers touch, and change, the lives of more than 1 million patients a day.
20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Esaote North America is highlighting its MyLab Seven and MyLab Alpha systems at the annual conference of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (SDMS) being held September 20-23 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle.
Among the fastest-growing allied health occupations are those held by pharmacy technicians, medical assistants, home health aides, dental hygienists and diagnostic medical sonographers.
29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today renewed its 2004 alliance with the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (SDMS) to continue working to protect sonographers' health and safety, particularly by reducing or preventing work-related musculoskeletal injuries.
Diagnostic medical sonographers complete educational programs and take national certification examinations to ensure they can perform sonograms safely and in a manner that obtains accurate results.
The staff is composed of highly experienced Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

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