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certified cardiovascular technologist

These days, we are busier than ever, balancing the stresses of life, work, family, and our personal interests. Men and women alike are juggling so much and are trying to make it all work on a tight budget and not enough time. But women often feel the brunt of the difficulties at work, where they Read more

Tatym Schneider

We headed north to Canada to speak to British Columbia-based sonographer Tatym Schneider. We first learned about Tatym upon discovering her blog, SmartSonographer.com, which seeks to share ultrasound knowledge and inspire sonographers to excel in their profession. Tatym is not only a writer and an ARDMS-certified/Canadian Registered Sonographer (CRS), but she’s also a digital artist Read more

Using Simulation to Train Sonographers

Ultrasound simulation training

As technology continues to evolve and permeate the field of healthcare, health science educators are utilizing advanced simulation training to prepare students for the challenges of the clinical environment. Medical facilities are also turning to simulation tools to help health professionals improve processes in the workplace. Sonography instructors have seen tremendous value for their students Read more

Time Management Tips for Sonographers

cardiology chart

In addition to the faculty highlighted in our “Advice from Ultrasound Professors” article, we also heard back from Ken Galbraith, the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. The Chair of the Ultrasound Program offered this advice for aspiring medical imagers: “Take care of your patients’ needs. You Read more

Emily Downs is an experienced Diagnostic Medical Sonographer with a BS in Radiation Science.  She is currently the Program Director of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program of Denver in Colorado, where she has served for the past three years. In 2014, she received the IFSER (International Foundation For Sonography Education and Research) International Outreach Advocate Award Read more

It’s Not Too Late to Go Back to School

Mature students

A few years back, Jacklyn started a thread on one of the AIUM’s discussion boards asking for “Advice on becoming a DMS.” The 30-something mother of two was looking for some insight on whether insiders recommended working in ultrasound and if they could offer guidance for starting a career as a diagnostic medical sonographer. Several Read more

plate of colorful vegetables

Talking about health & nutrition … and job interviews! Something countless mothers have told their children across generations is “Eat your vegetables!” to encourage their family to lead a healthy lifestyle. According to the Dairy Council of California’s “Healthy Eating Made Easier” program, vegetables provide essential nutrients so your body can stay healthy; depending on Read more

Medical Imaging Applications Specialists

Two imaging specialists

Maybe you’ve being working in medical imaging for a while, like as an ultrasound technician, a cardiovascular technologist or a radiologic technologist….And now you are ready for a new kind of challenge. For some traveling this same career path, the next role they take on in as some time of applications specialist. You may have Read more

Melessa Cizik

Melessa Cizik has been an ultrasound tech for over 10 years with extensive experience performing general, OB/GYN, small parts and vascular ultrasound exams. Having graduated the top of her sonography class at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey, Cizik now offers ultrasound tutoring services online, using video, audio and whiteboard technologies. She helps individuals Read more