Sonography is a fast growing field which uses high frequency sound waves to help identify and diagnose health problems. The medical images, commonly called ultrasounds, produced by those ultrasonic waves show health care workers the inside of a patient’s body without using invasive techniques. The non-invasive nature of sonography is one of the reasons it’s such a popular diagnostic tool. A variety of diagnostic applications take advantage of ultrasound imaging including evaluating the health condition of a fetus during pregnancies.
Sonographers are responsible for operating the equipment used to produce the images as well as interpreting those images. Many community colleges, universities, and hospitals offer programs which trains students to do these important tasks. It normally takes two years to complete a sonography education depending on the degree desired and previous training.