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Manhattan Workforce Center
(785) 539-5691
205 S 4th St Ste 1b
Manhattan, KS
 
Mercy Regional Health Center
(785) 565-4722
451 E Poyntz Ave
Manhattan, KS
 
Express Employment Professionals
(785) 776-6700
800 Tuttle Creek Blvd Ste B
Manhattan, KS
 
MANHATTAN WORKFORCE CENTER
(785) 539-5691
205 South 4th St., Suite K
Manhattan, KS
 
Laborers Local
(785) 537-1567
1290 Moro St # 710
Manhattan, KS
 
Tradesman International
(785) 587-8001
122a S 4th St
Manhattan, KS
 
Venture Placement Service
(785) 537-2334
1017 Hostetler Dr
Manhattan, KS
 
Carpenters Union Local 918
(785) 537-1883
710 Moro St
Manhattan, KS
 
Service Employees International Union
(785) 537-2895
205 S 4th St
Manhattan, KS
 
Top Jobz
(785) 539-3000
1500 Hayes Dr
Manhattan, KS
 

Ultrasound Technician

How to become an Ultrasound Technician

Ultrasound Technicians may train in vocational-technical schools, hospitals, colleges, the armed forces and universities. However all institutes of learning need to be recognized by the relevant authorities (such as the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers). There are various courses available depending on specific intended career ambitions. One-year programs are available for health care workers which will result in the issue of a certificate of qualification in the skill. Keep in mind that this is for members that already have a history and some experience in medical care.

Tertiary education systems such as Colleges and universities also offer two or four-year courses resulting in associate's or bachelor's degrees, again these are dependant on career goal orientations. The most common programs in this field are a Two-year program, with subjects including physiology, instrumentation, anatomy, basic physics, medical ethics and patient care.

The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers certifies a high level of competency through registration. This requires not merely registration but the successful completion of a general physics and instrumentation exam, including a specialization section, such as abdominal or neurosonography and OB/GYN.

In order for the registration and therefore the right to practice to remain valid a member must complete 30 hours per year of continued learning. Failure to do so will result in de-registration and re-application.

What does an Ultrasound Technician do?

An ultrasound technician works predominantly in hospitals and physician offices and clinics. Ultrasound is most commonly associated with pregnancy however presently diagnostic medical sonography is used to scan everything in the human body including the nervous system, tumors, digestive system, blood vessels, and even the eyes. The medical profession is starting to more openly prefer ultrasound to other diagnostic scanning techniques (such as radiographic technology, or x-rays) due to its ability to capture such detailed images and more importantly the safety of this non-invasive technology.

In a day to day example a small but important part of their job is to obtain and record accurate patient history, after which they make use of the specialized equipment, such as a transducer that directs high-frequency sound waves into the body tissues to produce images of structures inside the body, whether it be muscle bone or other tissues. The image can reveal them all to help physicians diagnose and treat patients. Technicians also analyze the technical information and write reports and may even have to provide oral reports of these findings to physicians to use in diagnosis.

Ultrasound or sonogram technicians use very expensive very high tech instruments called transducers. The machines transmit high frequency sound waves into specific areas of the patient, depending on the req...

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