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Series of articles pertaining to healthcare, specifically regarding the role of sonography, medical imaging, and allied health.

Advice from Ultrasound Professors

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Ultrasound Schools Info reached out to several respected sonography professors, program directors, and instructors from across the country. In this article, they share their expert guidance and insight with us. Advice for Sonography Students Are you thinking about pursuing a career in medical imaging?  If so, you’ve picked a popular career in a growing field.  Keep reading

It was truly an honor to interview Joan P. Baker MSR, RDMS, RDCS, FSDMS. Originally from England, Baker was invited to the United States in the 1960s – due to her sonography passion and practice – and she’s been here ever since. Baker’s eclectic career as a clinical sonographer, educator, and now president of the Keep reading

Top 5 Paying Medical Imaging Jobs for 2018

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Ideally you are considering a career in medical imaging because you are passionate about patient care and intrigued with how the human body functions as well as contributing to diagnoses and working with a team of healthcare professionals. But it is completely realistic for you to want to pursue a profession that also offers a Keep reading

8 Stretches for Sonographers

It’s common for sonographers and ultrasound technicians to experience work-related pain or to develop musculoskeletal injuries. Affected areas can include the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands and the upper and lower back. Disorders can range from temporary injury to having to give up work due to the development of a permanent disability. Consider these statistics: Between 63% Keep reading

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 Keep reading

Ultrasound Apps

Ultrasound apps

A music mix to keep you moving, a locater of apartments available to rent, an appointment reminder, a health monitoring system, a time manager, a fitness tracker and so many more…As the folks at Apple say, “There’s an app for that!” There are even ultrasound-related apps. Let’s take a look at a few. One Minute Keep reading

Sonography equipment

X-rays and ultrasounds are both examples of medical imaging procedures. (Other diagnostic imaging modalities exist too, like CT or CAT scans, MRIs, PET scans, among others.) Both ultrasound and X-ray technology tend to be readily or widely available, and relatively inexpensive compared to other modalities. So what is the difference between the two? Each imaging Keep reading

Healthcare Careers at Walt Disney World

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It’s known as the “Most Magical Place on Earth.” Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, located just outside Orlando, Florida, is the top visited theme park in the world! In 2013, 18.588 million people visited Magic Kingdom, according to TEA/AECOM’s “Global Attractions Attendance Report.” Do you appreciate the wonder, the fun, the thrill, the whimsy, the Keep reading

Houston, Texas

February is Black History Month, a time to recognize the many important contributions African Americans have made to the country. One such champion in the health and medical field is Dr. John B. Coleman. Dr. John B. Coleman (1929-1994) was a Houston, Texas-based physician, businessman and humanitarian.  HCC Coleman College in Houston was named in Keep reading

U.S. News & World Report (USN) recently released their best careers of the year rankings. “To help the millions of Americans who hope to change jobs or advance in their careers in the new year, U.S. News & World Report today released the Best Jobs of 2015,” stated a January 13, 2015 press release. Diagnostic Medical Keep reading

Tom Whelan

In Part 1 of our interview with diagnostic medical sonographer, echocardiographer and vascular technologist,  Tom Whelan (RDMS, RDCS, RVT, FASE), we learned how he started his sonography career over three decades ago and how he has been a pioneer in the field.  In this second part, he shares some of his professional highlights as well Keep reading

Tom Whelan

Tom Whelan (RDMS, RDCS, RVT, FASE) has been a sonographer for nearly 35 years. The ARDMS-certified professional and Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography has literally been a pioneer in the ultrasound field. Starting out as a radiologic technologist, he began performing ultrasounds just as the technology was first becoming available in U.S. hospitals Keep reading

What Makes a Great Sonographer?

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Here’s what experts tell us makes a great sonographer! Compassion and quality training are just the start. Diagnostic medical sonography is increasingly more important in the application of modern medicine, and quality, trained sonographers play a vital role in today’s healthcare. What qualities make up a truly great ultrasound technician? Training, skills, and personality traits Keep reading

A Hospital’s Unsung Heroes

“We’ve all heard the old African proverb, ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ Well, it takes a village to save a life, too. [Dr.] Kim and I needed more than 20 people working as a team to save John [an 18-year old ER patient who had been in a head-on collision]. Take one Keep reading

New Year’s Resolutions

Have you made any New Year’s resolutions for 2013? If so, you are part of the approximately 45% of Americans who regularly sets such goals, according to a study recently published by the University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology. The U of S study also revealed the ten most common resolutions that are made Keep reading