Sonography technicians must be knowledgeable about ultrasound physics. They operate medical radiology equipment while performing ultrasound examinations, which are commonly used to study a developing fetus, abdominal and pelvic organs, muscles and tendons, and the heart and blood vessels. Sonography technicians produce ultrasound diagnostic images while providing patient care for appropriate study and diagnosis. Sonography technicians balance patient interaction and technological performance while working cohesively with a healthcare team.Explore this career outside the military
Sonography technicians work in hospitals and clinics. In combat situations, they may work in mobile field hospitals. They follow strict safety procedures to minimize exposure to radiation.
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Sonography Technicians in the Military
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All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Sonography technicians in the Military will gain skills through classroom study, including practice with medical imaging equipment, and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Operation of diagnostic imaging equipmentImage processingAnatomy and physiologyPatient care in radiologyMedical ethics and lawPrinciples of radiation protectionField radiographyRead More
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