It is difficult to check the internal organs by using conventional methods. So some modern equipments where introduced for checking the internal organs of the body of humans. One such equipment is sonographic scanners, which use ultrasonic sound waves for monitoring the internal organs like kidney and liver. There are technicians who help in using these equipments and such a technician is known as an ultrasound technician. These technicians are also known as diagnostic medical sonographers. These sonographic sensors transmit ultrasonic sound waves through the patient’s body, and it will create the image of the internal organs. These technicians explain about the procedure to patients. They have to take the video recording of the sonographic scanners or else they need to take the image of the sonographic scanner reading in order to show that to the respective physicians or doctors. They mainly use these sensors for gynecology purpose and in some cases they are also used for examining heart, breast and brain. They mainly work in hospitals, laboratories and in physician centre.
The main functions of ultrasound technicians are 1) they should know to use the highly sophisticated sonographic sensors in order to produce the image of internal organs 2) they should properly place the transducer of the sensor in the correct area 3) should be aware about the frequency which should be used while imaging a particular area of the body 4) should know how to analyze the problem of an organ. 5) They are responsible for the maintenance of the equipments.
People who are interested in medical field can become an ultrasound technician. The candidates need to have their bachelor’s degree for becoming ultrasound technician. There are schools and colleges which provide classes and training for the candidates who are planning to join as an ultrasound technician. Such a technician don’t require any certification or license for working as a technician but the one having such a license will be preferred above the one without a license. Training for these candidates is provided by experienced technicians. This is a fast growing occupation in which most of the candidates are placed and provide a secure life for these candidates. This is also a social work i.e. they need to serve the people without keeping benefit on mind. They had a good salary as per the senses conducted in the year 2009. But now a day there is a hike in their salary.