Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

What They Do:

A diagnostic medical sonographer uses imaging equipment and soundwaves to form images of many parts of the body, also known as ultrasounds. Ultrasounds are used to help diagnose gallbladder disease, breast lumps, genital/prostate issues, joint inflammation, blood flow problems, informing/guiding biopsies, or monitoring pregnancy.

Also Known As:

Cardiac Sonographer, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Medical Sonographer, Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS), Sonographer, Staff Sonographer, Ultrasonographer, Ultrasound Technician (Ultrasound Tech), Ultrasound Technologist (Ultrasound Tech)

Related Careers:

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers are an advanced certification for radiology technicians. Radiology tech’s can also obtain advanced certifications for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or Nuclear Medicine Technologist.

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Associate of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography: 2 years
  • Bachelor or Science in Radiologic Science: 4 years

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