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Heather Christensen is a Physician’s Assistant and graduate of Northeastern University

Heather Christensen, PA-C, CSS is a Physician’s Assistant and graduate of Northeastern University. In her practice, she uses ultrasound to teach individuals how to exercise properly in order to resolve or prevent problems in their back and other parts of their body’s core. Heather is the founder of UltrasoundCore.com and the creator of two Core… Full Article

In the first article of our Women in Medical Imaging series, we introduce you to some individuals who have, or are currently, making their mark in the field. Some are no longer with us but have left us with lessons that continue to benefit human lives; others are just in the beginning of their careers… Full Article

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… Full Article

There are many benefits to volunteering while pursuing your degree. Just take it from Andy Johnson and Abby Wagle, the 2015-2016 Program Coordinators of Hawks for Health at the University of Kansas (KU). Hawks for Health connects KU students with volunteer opportunities on campus and in the Lawrence, KS community. It is just one of… Full Article

Studying for an anatomy and physiology course

Earlier this year, we received some advice from another ultrasound professor: Michael Keith, (B.S.R.T., R.D.M.S) who is the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director at Rowan College at Gloucester County in New Jersey. Director Keith had this to say:  “I would encourage all aspiring sonographers to make sure they pay strict attention  in Anatomy and Physiology… Full Article

Medical ultrasound machine with linear probes

Ultrasound (also known as sonography or ultrasonography) is a valuable medical imaging tool. Its uses go beyond confirming a woman is pregnant or assessing the health of the mother and her developing child. Ultrasound scans can be used for diagnostic, screening and therapeutic/treatment purposes. And the neat thing is, especially in more recent years, new… Full Article


Did you know that October is Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month? Six ultrasound organizations—the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS), the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU) and the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)—join together every year… Full Article

3D ultrasound of baby

During a prenatal ultrasound, most expectant parents want to see as clear a picture as possible.  Naturally, advancements to 3D and 4D ultrasound have allowed parents—not to mention obstetricians, physicians, sonographers and ultrasound technicians—to observe more details of baby developing inside the womb. “Not all doctors have access to 3D or 4D ultrasounds,” said R… Full Article

Ultrasound exam

A urine test is generally the standard test to diagnose a bladder infection. Various blood tests tend to be the go-to-screening technique to determine if someone has diabetes. Within minutes of being born, a baby will go through the APGAR (Activity, Pulse, Grimace, Appearance, Respiration) test. Some conditions require a more complex, medical imaging test… Full Article