Ultrasound imaging has many uses in medicine, from confirming and dating a pregnancy to diagnosing certain conditions and guiding doctors through precise medical procedures
Sonography is a non-invasive medical procedure that uses the echoes of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of internal organs or body structures. The employment rate is is expected to grow 26 percent from 2014 to 2024. Since ultrasound is non-invasive, it is more encouraged than other methods so the career is always in demand. Diagnostic medical sonographers duties are to prepare and maintain diagnostic imaging equipment, taking a patients medical history, answering questions about the procedure, operating the equipment, review images and test results, know the difference between normal and abnormal images, analyze diagnostic information, record findings, and keep track of patient records. Hospitals, offices of physicians, medical
I want to be part of the Ultrasound program because I realized that where I’m from people don’t consider going into a major like this. I was raised to become a doctor or a nurse it was either of those or your family will be disappointed. I looked at how many doctors and nurses my community has but rarely any ultrasound technicians. I also like to travel to different parts of the world and I would love to have those skills as a ultrasound technician to help those women who are unable to afford to go to a clinic to see if their baby is in good condition. A woman should never have to choose between making a decision about losing her kid, I want to be able to help those women that are struggling daily whether their baby has a health condition or even letting the parents know their baby gender.
Sonography utilizes sound waves to generate an image that can be analyzed to determine or rule out a diagnosis. Ultrasound or ultrasonography is a medical imaging technique that uses high frequency sound waves. It is a high pitch frequency that cannot be heard by the human ear. A diagnostic medical sonographer works directly with patients in a dimly lit room with imaging machines. The sonographer gets the medical history of the patient and prepares the patient for an ultrasound examination. The sonographer explains the noninvasive procedure and answers any question the patient might have. The sonographer positions the patient and covers the patient only exposing the area needed for the procedure. The sonographer
“Diagnostic medical sonographers work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, imaging centers, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), physicians’ offices, mobile imaging clinics, industry, and clinical research labs (“Diagnostic” 163)”. Also, other places sonographers may work at are in departments of cardiology, radiology, obstetrics, and vascular surgery. Most sonographers work the daily hours of 8:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M and there are usually never any overtime opportunities. Being said, a sonographer has no typical everyday style; they complete a wide variety of examinations of fetal ultrasounds, gynecological (uterus, ovaries) and abdominal as gallbladder, liver and kidney tests.
The description of a medical Sonographer given by a woman named Eileen Mathers, a vascular specialist. Provides information of how a diagnostic ultrasound can be used to detect different aliments that evolves around the human organs, veins and arteries. The job of an Sonographer can examine the patient’s body so that the doctor knows what to do based off the personnel’s finding. For example an ultrasound can detect a blood clot in a person’s leg.
A diagnostic medical sonographer is also known as an ultrasound technologist, or simply a sonographer. They use high-frequency sound waves, which are an offshoot of World War two sonar technology, to produce images of the internal body (“Diagnostic” 162). This picture is shown when the sound waves bounce off the internal body, and then become echoes that are now displayed as a two-dimensional black and white image on video. These images are then studied by a physician who studies the function of organs. A sonographer not only completes procedures for pregnant women as it is most known, but also for cysts, abdominal tumors, and the functions of blood vessels and heart valves.
Often times we may ignore the signs our body is trying to tell us. Mainly due to fear of the unknown. Our kidneys play an important role in our body. They are used to filter out waste through urination. There are many exams that physicians use to help diagnose renal failure and there are some less commonly used because they have no effect of diagnosis of renal failure. Ultra- sounds are the number one imaging modality to help in diagnosing renal failure and angiography of the kidney is the least used imaging modality. In order to prevent our body from shutting down it is imperative we pay attention to the signs of what our body is trying to tell us.
When I tell a person that I want to pursue a degree in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound their first thought is babies. Which I don’t blame them because that is the part of ultrasound we are exposed most too. But ultrasound is so much more than just seeing an unborn baby. There are so many amazing things that ultrasounds can do. DMU is an imaging technique used to visualize the tissue structures/internal organs of the body by recording the returning reflections of ultrasonic waves with the purpose of pathology diagnosis. There are two names it goes by, ultrasound and sonography. These two terms are often used interchangeably. Ultrasound uses sound and acoustics to produce images that are then reflected back in real time.
There isn't anything that is quite as exciting as being pregnant. However, getting to see your baby inside you womb is also a pretty exciting experience. During an ultrasound, doctors are able to learn quite a bit about the baby. They can see how the baby is growing and even determine the gender of the baby.
Ultrasound or ultrasonography is a medical imaging technique that uses high frequency sound waves. It is a high pitch frequency that cannot be heard by the human ear. In ultra sound the following happens: High frequency sound pulses (1-5megahertz) are transmitted from the ultrasound machine into your body using a probe. The sound wave will travel into your body until it hits an object such as soft tissue and bone. When the sound wave hits these objects some of the wave will be reflected back to the probe. While some waves may carry on further till they hit another object and then reflected back. The probe picks up these reflected sound waves and relays them to the machine. The distance and time from the probe,
Gill, R., 2012. The physics and technology of diagnostic ultrasound: a practitioner's guide. Abbotsford, N.S.W.: High Frequency Publishing.
Today was a joyous day. A happy day, a wonderful day. At least for one doctor it was. He was happily bouncing in his seat within his office as he spun in a circle within his chair. his dual colored hair bouncing slightly as he giggled at the excitement. Today was Ultrasound day for all the mothers under the care of the facility. And it was one of the days that Luca looks forward to every month. His excitement was obvious to anyone who had worked with him in the past ten years. The childish doctor was so fond of seeing the unborn children and the expression of what their parents thought about such life growing inside them.
All participants underwent calcaneal quantitative ultrasound (QUS) scanning to measure their peripheral BMD. Indeed, QUS method offers an alternative way for bone status evaluation when the limited access to the dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is an issue and the aim is to screen for osteoporosis. Besides, QUS is inexpensive and more portable compared to DXA, while maintaining safety through evading the exposure to the ionizing radiation by DXA (Chin et al., 2013). Moreover, calcaneal QUS and DXA at various anatomic sites were shown to be correlated in several studies, and the measured calcaneal BMD by QUS was efficient and analogous to the measured hip BMD using DXA in hip fracture prediction (Moayyeri et al., 2012; Chin et al., 2013). To ensure that the QUS device was generating accurate measures, daily calibration of the device was performed by means of a phantom provided by the manufacturer. The device uses the ultrasound pulse penetration technique that computes the speed of sound (Baroncelli, 2008). Subsequently, the T-score are instantly derived. The T-score, which is used to describe the BMD, is defined as the number of standard deviations above or below the mean BMD of a
Ultrasound issue: CT/US zoned transporters were both done around 3:30P. (Alex Shum - 3PM & Alex Cruz - 330P). We replaced them with Mary and Anthony; Mary went down at 306P and Anthony shorty after. Mary went up for a patient but never signed off on that patient, so when Anthony went down there he signed off on the same patient Mary was getting. Lynette (ultrasound tech) called dispatch because she wanted to know the ETA for her 330P patient because the patient was schedule for a procedure with a docotor. She said Alex Shum told her he gave it to dispatch. I didn’t take the call from Alex Shum because I know we were sending two transporters down there. Brendan told her we didn’t have the call, but he would check with Mary & Anthony but neither