Ultrasound Technician

By: Saraalicia Hernandez

My 20% Project... Why?

I decided to do my 20% project on the topic of ultrasound because that what I want to become.


The range for the median (average) of annual earning of a medical sonographer is $30,95 per hour and $64,380 per year.


To become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer you need to at least have an associates degree you could also get a certification by graduating from an accredited program.
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Occupational Outlook

The job outlook project for job openings will be expected to grow 44% between 2010 and 2020 and the project findings will be expected to grow 77,100 by 2020.

Working Conditions

The working conditions Are always full time, weekends, and overnights. They usually have to have their phone on them in any chance they we need help from them they cold reach them.

Getting Prepare to Work

Be ready to work for 40 hour weeks.

Have goo communication skills.

Being able to work evenings. weekends and overtime hours.

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Different types of ultrasound

They are severaal types of ultrasounds. 4 common types of ultrasounds that they use are...

Doppler Ultrasound -uses sound waves to see how blood flows through a blood vessel. Also it helps the doctors see if the blood is flowing or blocked in major arteries and veins such as arm, legs, and neck.

Obstetric Ultrasound- is use to visualize the embryo or fetus in its mothers uterus.

Echocardiograms- is used to diagnose and follow up patients with suspect or known heart disease. It gives up a lot of information such as the size and shape of the heart.

Carotid Ultrasound- is a painless and harmless test that uses a high-frequency sound wave to see the inside of your carotid arteries.

(neck arteries).

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carotid ultrasound

ultrasound of the neck carotid arteries.

How to read

Fluids are always black and tissues are gray. The denser the tissue is the brighter white will appear in an ultrasound. The brightest white being the bone.

Bone Tissue Fluid

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