What is Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound/Sonography?
Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound/Sonography is an imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to acquire real time images of the human abdominal contents, pelvis, muscles, pregnancies, vessels, heart and other soft tissue structures. The aim of this imaging technique is to help identify abnormalities and pathologies and to date and monitor pregnancies.
What does a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer do?
A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is a medical professional who performs ultrasound examinations and provides vital data on anatomy and pathology through images formed by the use of high frequency sound waves. In Canada these images are then interpreted by the Radiologist in order to provide diagnosis. Sonographers may be based in the diagnostic imaging department of hospitals and play an integral role in the diagnosis of patients or seek employment in private clinics.
Why become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer?
Sonography is a rapidly growing technology that has become an integral part of the diagnostic process in most medical facilities in Canada. It is a dynamic and appealing career for a person who likes challenge and is interested in a fascinating medical field which requires a high level of responsibility. Sonographers enjoy excellent employment opportunities in Canada and around the world (with salary range of $28-$40/hour/per start).
What are the ARDMS license exam requirements?
Bachelor Degree (any major) or a single two-year allied health education program.
What exams students need to write?
ARDMS License Exam conducted by ARDMS (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography)