Diagnostic medical sonographer records anatomic condition by performing examinations, and provides diagnostic information. Diagnostic medical sonography is also known as ultrasound. This technique uses high frequency sound to create images of specific areas of the body. A diagnostic medical sonographer provides services using medical ultrasound to collect the necessary data to diagnose various conditions and diseases, under the supervision of a physician. They use advanced computerized technology to create images. These images are then viewed on a video screen or can be converted into printouts of ultrasonic patterns using a computer. The image helps the physician determine diagnose further. Before starting the procedure, they explain the ultrasonic procedure to patients so that they can assume the correct physical position required for the exposure of ultrasonic waves.
Either an associate or a bachelor's degree, 2-year or 4-year programs should be completed. It includes classes in physiology, instrumentation, anatomy, basic physics, medical ethics, and patient care.