"You the new ultrasound technician"? Technician or technologist, is it really a big deal how they refer to us? After all, according to our licensing society we are "Sonographer's" a very cool term that conjures up images of photographers specializing in capturing snaps with sound waves of internal anatomy. Though the term hasn't quite stuck.
Seeing with sound to some may sound like science fiction, but to Sonographers it is a way of life. The technology was first used as an underwater navigation tool by submarines in the form of sonar, it was only a matter of time before medical scientists began to query whether sound waves could be used to … Continue reading The Past, Present and Future of Medical Ultrasound