Darton State College Health Sciences Department | Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Choosing a Career That Makes a Difference
Why should I choose Diagnostic Medical Sonography as a Profession?
What is it that makes Diagnostic Medical Sonography an interesting career choice?
"Variety", they say that it is the spice of life and variety is the reason many sonographers choose ultrasound as their occupation. Our patients come in a wide range of ages, size and conditions that make imaging a challenge. We perform a surprising amount of diverse exams daily from prenatal ultrasounds and scans of the solid organs of the body to neurosonology, interventional procedures and vascular studies. We are medical detectives on the trail of a diagnosis.
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers use computer technology along with a transducer (a hand held devise that houses a specialized crystal) to produce high frequency sound waves that enter the body and return to the transducer to produce quality images for the assessment and diagnosis of various medical conditions.
Sonographers routinely find jobs in hospitals, physician offices, mobile companies, temporary traveling agencies, veterinary offices, educational facilities and as application specialist for companies that manufacture ultrasound equipment.
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To inquire about the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, please contact Donna Robinson.
For questions regarding content, or for further information, please contact Dr. Kerri Johnson.
Last Update: September 14, 2015 9:19 AM
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