Sonographers operate ultrasonic equipment designed to diagnose medical conditions. Sonography uses ultrasonic waves to get images of the body. Receiving specialised training in using sonography equipment is essential to perform this job. Sonograms are also utilised to gain images of the breast, abdominal area and the brain.

Duties and tasks

  • Answer patient questions
  • Maintain and prepare a range of sonography equipment
  • Operate sonography equipment
  • Report findings to other medical professionals such as physicians
  • Review and analyse images and evaluate them for quality

Skills required

  • Comprehending new information and using it to solve problems and determine the best relevant outcomes
  • Ensuring that machines function properly by viewing various indicators
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Thinking critically and using logic in order to find solutions to issues that arise
  • Viewing text and comprehending sentences and paragraphs

Working conditions

The majority of Sonographers work in hospitals performing a range of different kinds of sonograms. They are also employed in doctors offices and clinics, including clinics that specialise in sonography. Occasional heavy lifting may be required when patients must be moved or assisted, and sonographers can spend much of their day standing.

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