diagnostic medical sonographer


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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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Diagnostic medical sonographers may work in hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, public health facilities, laboratories and other medical settings.
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.
To learn more about the career of diagnostic medical sonographer and the education and training it requires, here are some places to turn.
This career guide describes the work performed and money earned by radiologic technologists, diagnostic medical sonographers, laboratory technicians, dietetics, pharmacists, therapists, nurses, medical assistants, dispensing opticians, paramedics, dentists, optometrists, doctors, veterinarians, and home health care workers.
Occupations in the Handbook that have medical imaging duties similar to those of radiation therapists include radiation technologists and technicians, diagnostic medical sonographers, nuclear medicine technicians, and dental hygienists.
Diagnostic medical sonographers: Seeing with sound.
[22.] Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. Guidelines for Obstetrics and Gynecology Review.
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.
Keep reading to learn more about diagnostic medical sonographers. You'll learn what they do, including their various specialties within the occupation: what their working conditions, employment and outlook, and earnings are: and what qualifications and training they need to pursue a career.
Diagnostic medical sonographers usually specialize in 1 of 6 areas: abdominal sonography, cardiac sonography, neurosonography, obstetric and gynecologic sonography, ophthalmologic sonography, and vascular technology.
Employment of diagnostic medical sonographers is expected to increase through 2008 as the population grows and ages, increasing the demand for diagnostic imaging and therapeutic technology.

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