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Mr Ultrasound Technician Dot Com- A Day In The Life Of An
Ultrasound Tech
Ultrasound technicians, also known as ultrasound techs, take diagnostic images with the use of
sound waves of abdominal, obstetric, gynecological and neurological areas of the body as ordered by
a patient’s physician. The images can be recorded on video or as still shots for the physician to exam
at a later time. This is done in order to help a physician properly and more accurately diagnose
patients underlying health issues.
An ultra sound technologist will need to collect a patient’s medical history, adjust and position the
patient’s body for the most optimal viewing position as well as talk the patient through the procedure
and answer any questions that patient may have.
During the procedure the tech will look for problem areas and note any findings that are cause for
concern for the physician to follow up on.
Positions for this career are in high demand and steadily growing. One of the reasons for this is due
to the pay rate, education requirements, length of required education and job placement possibilities.
Ultrasound schools offer two year programs in order for individuals to become certified with the
American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and earn their associates degree in diagnostic
medical sonography. A student must have either a GED or high school diploma in order to enroll in a
sonographer program.

What You’ll Learn on your Way to Becoming an Ultrasound Tech
While enrolled in an ultrasound technologist college program, a student will learn by hands on
experience with the ultrasound equipment, learn how to operate and maintain said equipment and
complete classes on the following studies:
• Medical Terminology
• Patient positioning
• Proper patient protocol
• Equipment maintenance
• Safety regulations
• Anatomy and Biology
• Physiology
• Abdominal Sonography
• Gynecological Sonography
• Sonography physics
Students will also need to learn how to properly interact with patients, be educated on how to easily
explain the procedure to patients and be able to answer any questions a patient might have. The
technician will also work closely with physicians and will need to carefully follow any delegated