Sonographer

Sonographers operate ultrasound equipment to acquire, interpret and selectively record anatomical images, physical data and real-time physiological information for medical diagnostic purposes in conjunction with Medical Practitioners.

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    Overview

    Sonographers operate ultrasound equipment to acquire, interpret and selectively record anatomical images, physical data and real-time physiological information for medical diagnostic purposes in conjunction with Medical Practitioners.

    Day-to-day

    • receives referrals to perform medical imaging
    • determines appropriate equipment to use, and selects appropriate equipment settings to provide the diagnostic information requested by medical practitioners
    • calculates details of procedures such as length and intensity of exposure and settings of recording equipment
    • explains procedures to patients and answers their queries about processes
    • ensures patient's welfare during procedures
    • positions patients, screens and equipment preparatory to procedures
    • decides if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes and selects images to show medical practitioners
    • conveys findings of procedures to medical practitioners.

    Considerations

    • Stressful

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