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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

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 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

How to Ace Anatomy and Physiology

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 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

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

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

Pediatric Ultrasound

Pediatric sonographer

When it comes to pediatric healthcare, a common expression is “Children are not just small adults.” That expression applies specifically to ultrasound too. For example, Michael Riccabona, M.D., in his May 2004 Diagnostic Imaging Europe article, states, in the case of abdominal ultrasound: “Ultrasound examination of the pediatric abdomen differs from that of the adult Read more

New job

Guest article by Emily Long. Emily is part of the communications team at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in Lancaster, PA. As a diagnostic medical sonography student, you are probably starting to explore the job market in effort to secure employment upon graduation. This, of course, is not a unique circumstance. Every year thousands of Read more