Ultrasound Technician Sub-specialties

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The Main task of an ultrasound technician is to help the physician with the initial judgment of the patient's disease by the use of ultrasound device sound waves. The average ultrasound technician salary is higher than many other professions in the medical industry. With the use of ultrasound machine, pregnant women are often times examined to make sure that the fetus inside their womb are safe. There are various sub-specialties of ultrasound sonography and is not only concentrated with obstetrics and gynecological sonography.

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Ultrasound Technician Sub-specialties

  1. 1. Ultrasound Technicians Sub-specialtiesLaura Taylor - http://theultrasoundtechnician.orgThe Main task of an ultrasound technician is to help the physicianwith the initial judgment of the patients disease by the use ofultrasound device sound waves. The average ultrasound techniciansalary is higher than many other professions in the medical industry.With the use of ultrasound machine, pregnant women are often timesexamined to make sure that the fetus inside their womb are safe.There are various sub-specialties of ultrasound sonography and is notonly concentrated with obstetrics and gynecological sonography.Other sub specialties of ultrasound technology are abdominalsonography, vascular ultrasound, echocardiography, neurosonographyand ophthalmologic sonography. The next few paragraphs are aboutbasic information on the different ultrasound technician sub-fields.Ultrasound sonographers who work on the different aspects of theabdominal area is associated with the abdominal sonography field. Anabdominal ultrasound tech works with the body organs such as theliver, pancreas, spleen, gall bladder and kidneys. Among the differentdiseases associated with the organs of the abdominal area aregallstones, dilated bile ducts and enlargement of liver.The Doppler sonography is a technology developed to helpsonographers with the initial diagnosis of the blood vessels of theabdominal area of the patients body. Aside from the ability ofsonographers to view blood vessels of the abdominal area, it is alsopossible to get the thickness of the blood flowing into the bloodvessels with the use of Doppler sonography.The sub-specialty of ultrasound sonography, which deals with health
  2. 2. conditions associated with blood vessels and blood flow, aredetermined in the vascular sonography field. Reasons why a patienthas blood clots are determined by the ultrasound technician in thisfield. Prevention, treatment and remedies could be made by thedetermination of the diseases associated with blood vessels andblood flow. Angioplasty that is a medical procedure can be a remedyfor blockage.Echocardiography is another sub-specialty of ultrasound sonographywherein the problems of the heart are concerned. With the use of theultrasound machine, health conditions pertaining to blood flow, valvefunctions are determined through the different factors such as thepumping ability, size and Shape of the heart. The importance of thedetermination of the blood flow direction can be captured by theechocardiography, very essential as well for the ultrasound technicianto get accurate data.As mentioned earlier, the sub field of obstetrics and gynecologicalsonography which claims to be the most popular in the field ofultrasound technology is responsible in the female reproductivesystem’s examination and diagnosis of different diseases and ofcourse the progression of pregnancy.In order to help the physician completely diagnose brain tumors orother related health problems, neurosonographers make use of thescanned images of the brain through ultrasound technology. Theessentiality of the roles of neurographers is needed in infants whoexperienced early disease diagnosis because treatment, preventionand remedy can be performed.With regards to the health conditions related to the eyes, rely inophtahlmologic sonography for determination. Prosthetic lensreplacement is done properly by the ophthalmologist and alsodetermination of the eye diseases diagnosis is possible because of
  3. 3. this specialty.The information above is just the basics with the different fields ofultrasound sonography. It is given that your preference in choosing thesub-field you want must prevail. In order to become an ultrasoundtechnician you need qualified education provided by accreditedultrasound technician schools. At school, complete ultrasoundeducation information will be rendered about the sub-specialties ofbeing ultrasound technician.We update our site daily. Please visit our web site to get more latestinformation.

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