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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Job Summary

Responsible for performing diagnostic patient care services using an ultrasound machine. Operates equipment and performs and communicates results during diagnostic examinations.

Primary responsibilities

  • Perform diagnostic procedures using sonographic equipment.
  • Schedule patients for procedure.
  • Obtain and record patient history.
  • Maneuver patients into appropriate position for procedure.
  • Spread a gel onto the part of the patient’s body where the waves will need to go.
  • Use transducer to study images of organs, tissues, or blood flow inside the body.
  • Examine abdomen, breasts, female reproductive system, prostate, heart, and blood vessels.
  • Record anatomical, pathological, and/or physiological data for interpretation by a physician.
  • Perform clinical assessment during examinations.
  • Identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images.
  • Identify normal and abnormal findings.
  • Analyze sonograms and relay findings to physician.
  • Maintain ultrasound equipment and supplies.
  • Prepare preliminary reports.
  • Address problems and inquiries from patient.
  • Organize daily work schedule.
  • Order further testing if needed.
  • Manage imaging departments.

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