Ultrasound & Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technician CUDMST
Ultrasound technicians, also known as ultrasound technologists or diagnostic medical sonographers, are vital members of the healthcare industry who help visualize and record the inner workings of the human body. In the broadest of terms, an ultrasound technician job description involves using a wand-like device called a transducer (or probe) to create a digital image of a patient’s internal organs or blood vessels. This in turn allows a physician to properly diagnose or monitor any irregularities. In actuality, specific job duties can vary greatly depending the individual ultrasound tech’s area of specialization. While it’s certainly not impossible for a tech to specialize in more than one area, most choose to focus on one of three types of sonography: echo, vascular, or general/diagnostic.
Certification and Licensing
Although no state requires ultrasound technician certification, getting your certification or licensure in diagnostic medical sonography can be a good move.