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

Group of medical imaging employees

The overall demand for healthcare workers, including medical imagers, is consistently increasing. The aging baby boomer population has resulted in opportunity, both in the increased need for imaging procedures for diagnostic or treatment purposes as well as the need for providers to fill positions vacated by retirement. Such an increase in medical imaging careers is Read more

3D Ultrasound

3d ultrasound baby image

3D Ultrasound is an amazing tool of modern medicine that can help diagnose patients and save lives. What is 3D Ultrasound? For much of our history, knowledge of the human body and our working systems has been only skin deep.  Anatomical studies and drawings allowed us to expand our understanding of how our bodies function Read more

Advice from Ultrasound Professors

Hospital staff

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.  Read more

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 Read more

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% 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

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 Read more

Healthcare Careers at Walt Disney World

Nurse outside

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 Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

Tom Whelan

Editor’s Note: Tom Whelan passed away in February of 2018. Our thoughts are with his family, and we remain thankful for his many contributions to the medical imaging community. 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 Read more

Jessica Carlino, RDMS, RVT

Jessica Carlino, RDMS, RVT, is a diagnostic medical sonographer and registered vascular technician in Lancaster Pennsylvania. She graduated from the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (PA College) in 2011 and is currently pursuing her Health Sciences Bachelor Degree. She anticipates completing this BSHS degree at PA College in May, 2015.  Read more

What Makes a Great Sonographer?

Sonographer with patient

Interested in learning what 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 are Read more