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ul·tra·so·nog·ra·pher

(ŭl'tră-sŏ-nog'ră-fĕr),
A person who performs and/or interprets ultrasonographic examinations.
Synonym(s): echographer, sonographer

sonographer

[sōnog′rəfər]
an allied health professional with special training in the use of ultrasound equipment for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Also called diagnostic medical sonographer, medical sonographer, ultrasonographer.

ul·tra·so·nog·ra·pher

(ŭl'tră-sŏ-nog'ră-fĕr)
A person who performs and interprets ultrasonographic examinations.
Synonym(s): sonographer.

sonographer

(sō-nŏg′ră-fĕr)
An individual professionally trained to use ultrasound in the setting of other available clinical information to obtain images of anatomical structures, physiological processes, and disease states for diagnostic purposes. In the U.S., professional societies of sonographers include the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and the American Society of Echocardiography. Professionally certified sonographers are credentialed by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

diagnostic medical sonographer

One who provides patient services for those using diagnostic ultrasound under the supervision of a doctor of medicine or osteopathy.

ophthalmic sonographer

An individual professionally trained to perform diagnostic evaluations of the eye and its diseases, including examinations for ophthalmic foreign bodies, tumors, radiation injuries, inflammatory diseases, and vascular lesions as well as measurements of axial length (e.g., in cataract surgeries and intraocular lens implantation). In the U.S., professionally trained ophthalmic sonographers are certified in their specialty by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
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It will initially be used to train sonographers but in the future allow other medical staff who have not been trained in interpreting ultrasound images to carry out scans.
Yet, there is flexibility for the sonographer to adapt to each individual case as needed by simply pausing the protocol.
Prior to the first scanning session, the novice sonographer attended two, two hour training sessions held by the experienced sonographer.
A pilot scheme to train doctors and nurses in Tanzania in ultrasound screening was started eight years ago by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust's sonographers, Judith Cobb and Pat Atwell.
I said, "Oh my God, that's twins" and the sonographer showed us one head and then the other.
During the exam, the sonographer must analyze the information on the screen to determine if there is; an abnormality, and after the exam will complete a summary of the findings and then submit them to a physician.
In addition to the effect of role extension into sonography on stress level among radiographers, though not significant, there could also be an increase in clinical correlation ambiguity, which may occur when the sonographer lacks enough clinical knowledge of his imaging findings that will give a good base for judgment, which could be due to lack of specialization.
There's heartbreaking news for Frazer and Rosie this week when they go to the hospital for an ultrasound, and the sonographer fails to find a heartbeat.
Much to the surprise of the sonographer and the interpreting physician, the only abnormality discovered was a quadricusp aortic valve," wrote the researchers.
Before the exam begins, a sonographer will explain the procedure to you, ask questions about your health, ask why your physician requested the exam and answer any questions you have.
The stored raw data then can be sent wirelessly to a workstation where clinicians can perform full-volume reconstructions and analyses before the sonographer has left the patient's room or before the patient has left the exam room.
The sonogram showed a sac in the uterus, but the sonographer could not detect a heart beat or a fetal pole.