The advantages of ultrasound testing are manifold compared to other imaging categories. Some of these are as follows:
- It’s much safer as it removes ionizing radiation from the process of testing.
- Identifies lesions in females with thick breast tissue. This is usually difficult to recognize with the help of mammography.
- An apparent image of soft tissue is produced which is normally hidden in x-ray images.
- The images that are formed lead to additionally precise detection of lesion and groups which cannot be sufficiently interpreted via mammograms alone.
- This method is non-invasive, painless and comfortable and doesn’t require any intravenous infusions or injections.
- It’s cost-effective and greatly available
Technicians of ultrasound are referred to as diagnostic medical sonographers or more popularly as sonographers. Due to the unique skills and duties of the job description of an ultrasound technician, The US Department of Labor views the job of an ultrasound technician to be apparent and totally separate to that of radiology jobs.
Sonographers have a line of activities associated to propitiously finishing diagnostic ultrasound operations on patients.
Job description of ultrasound technicians
- Validating health status and clinical history of patients, assessing associated images and tests.
- Communicating clearly and comfortably with patient to elucidate the procedure, provide answers to their questions and provide them information on what is to be expected from the procedure.
- Communicate any type of concerns to the interpreting or referring physician as required before commencing on the ultrasound procedure.
- Meeting up with medical professionals and evaluate independently and likely requirement to adjust to the planned procedure so as to get optimal results.
- Using the ultrasound equipment and examining discoveries in actual time during an examination to see to it that maximum data is obtained.