First off I think its very important to understand the definition of sonography which is basically making an image through soundwaves. Soundwaves are collections of echoes that form an image that can be videotaped, photographed, or transmitted for interpretation.
Diagnostic medical sonography also known as "ultrasound" was first attempted after WW2 using sonar equipment. But the electronics back then were too slow for the very short distances and high resolutions required for medical imaging. With the development of microchips, sonography has made huge advancements. Many individuals around the world have contributed to these incremental advances. The American Institute of Ultrasound in medicine was the first professional organization devoted to ultrasound. The AIUM began in 1951 when 24 physiatrist met while attending the American Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Colorado. Owever, they were not incorporated until 1975. Medical Sonography became a profession with the organization of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in 1969. The SDMS began the first certifying examinations for non-physician "Sonographers" and physician "Sonologists" by forming the American Registry of Diagnostic Medicall Sonographers in 1975. Organized diagnostic sonography is little over 30 years old. The recent and rapid development of the profession means that most of the inventors and founding individuals are still living . There are many different type of sonographers. The path I chose to take is called obstetric and gynecologic sonography. Which specializes in the study of the female rproductive system or examining a pregnant women to track there babies growth. Most sonographers work full-time , 40 hours a week , hospital based sonographers may have evening and weekend hours and times when they are on call and must be ready to report to work on short notice. Sonographers need good communication and intrapersonal skills because they must...
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