Diagnostic Sonography Profession

The profession of diagnostic medical sonography includes general sonography, cardiac sonography, vascular technology and various subspecialities. The profession requires judgment and the ability to provide appropriate healthcare services. General, adult, cardiac and pediatric cardiac sonographers as well as vascular technologists are all highly skilled professionals qualified by education to provide patient services using diagnostic techniques under the supervision of a licensed doctor of medicine or osteopathy. These professionals may provide this service in a variety of medical settings where the physician is responsible for the use and interpretation of appropriate procedures. These sonographers and technologists assist physicians in gathering data necessary to reach diagnostic decisions and are able to perform the following:

• Obtain, review and integrate pertinent patient history and supporting clinical data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results

• Perform appropriate procedures and record anatomic, pathologic and/or physiologic data for interpretation by a physician

• Record, analyze and process diagnostic data and other pertinent observations made during the procedure for presentation to the interpreting physician

• Exercise discretion and judgment in the performance of sonographic and/or other diagnostic services

• Demonstrate appropriate communication skills with patients and colleagues

• Act in a professional and ethical manner

• Provide patient education related to medical ultrasound and/or other diagnostic vascular techniques and promote principles of good health.

Diagnostic Sonography

Phone: 904-308-8272

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