Browse our catalogue of articles on Ultrasound Technician careers and education to get a better idea of what this exciting, high-tech field holds for you.
In this section: See different types of Ultrasound, new technology in Sonographic imaging, and an overview of prenatal Ultrasound, and decide if this is the right career path for you.
Here are the 25 most popular health care jobs in the US, based on national employment figures. Figures are current as of 2007. Occupation Employment Nurses 3,187,580 Administrative support 2,657,060 Nursing assistants 1,390,260 Home health care aides 834,580 Management 530,800 … Continue reading
Thanks to a larger aging population, advances in technology and a focus on preventative care, health care is the most rapidly expanding industry in the US. Many career options are available in this popular industry, attracting workers from all types … Continue reading
As technology evolves, the medical field frequently benefits from the introduction of new tools and techniques. These new innovations can be designed to shorten procedure time, and to make diagnoses more informed and more accurate. One such advancement in the … Continue reading
Ultrasound is a popular option for medical imaging because, unlike x-rays, it doesn’t involve radiation or “contrast agents” ingested to improve visibility. It’s a simple, relatively inexpensive procedure that requires little patient preparation and is typically not invasive. Ultrasound is … Continue reading
There’s little doubt that medical imaging — x-rays, ultrasounds, etc. — has had a major impact on the health care industry. Studies by the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) have outlined the specifics of what modern imaging technology has … Continue reading
There are many types of ultrasound tests that vary depending on the body part being examined, but the basic process remains the same. Some of the various procedures include: Abdominal ultrasound: Identifies problems in the organs of the abdomen, such … Continue reading
The field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, also called Ultrasound Technology, is divided into several different specialties. Each specialty focuses on a different area of the body, and thus involves slightly different procedures and training. All of these specialties are common … Continue reading
Ultrasound Technicians who wish to improve their employability and earnings potential can pursue voluntary certification in their field of medical sonography. Certification is simply a “stamp of approval” from a credible sonography organization. Having documented proof of one’s expertise helps … Continue reading
One of the most well-known uses of medical sonography is fetal imaging, or using ultrasound to generate images of the fetus in utero. By creating visual images of the fetus, doctors can determine the sex of the baby and the … Continue reading