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Ultrasound Technician training in US Ultrasound Technician schools

Ultrasound technicians are trained to operate machines that use sound waves to internally view different areas of a patient's body. Ultrasound technicians may work in obstetrics, and use ultrasound machines to monitor the growth and development of the fetus in the womb; however, there are opportunities to work with other areas of the body, including abdominal, neurological, and other specialties. Ultrasound technicians may also have to record a patient's medical history prior to performing the ultrasound, direct the patient during the test if another position or viewing angle is needed, and select the best images to review with the physician.

How to Become an Ultrasound Technician

Ultrasound technologists use diagnostic imaging through sound waves to create an internal picture of a patient's body. Unlike most diagnostic testing, ultrasound is not computer operated, it is actually guided by the sonographer's ability to get clear, accurate pictures. In this field, it is required to work closely with a radiologist and communicate which images need to be studied further. 


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            Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Ultrasound
            Virginia College , Birmingham

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            Sullivan University is Kentucky's largest private college or university, offering higher education for people with higher goals. At Sullivan University, we focus on in-demand programs that lead to successful careers. Whether you're a high school student considering college for the first time, an adult returning to school or someone seeking professional development, you'll be surprised at the variety and range of alternatives Sullivan University offers. 

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            Argosy University , Saint Paul
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            Fortis Institute , Salt Lake City

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            Keiser University Campus , Fort Lauderdale

            Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

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