Sonography Essay

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Sonographer The purpose of a Sonographer is to provide images using the body to give off high frequency sound waves. Sonography is an imaging noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Most people think of Sonography as to when women that are pregnant and they are getting images of the unborn baby. There has been some advancement in Sonography such as the way the images are seen now. There is now 3-D imagining, 4-D dimensional and 3-D ultrasound which is the ultrasound in motion. Doppler ultrasound is a special ultrasound technique that evaluates blood flow through a blood vessel, including the body's major arteries and veins in the abdomen, arms, legs and neck. Color Doppler uses a computer to convert Doppler measurements into an array of colors to visualize the speed. Power Doppler is a newer technique that is more sensitive than color Doppler and capable of providing greater detail of blood flow. Sonography is used for so many different things: “pain, swelling, infection, hematuria (blood in urine)” ( , and looks at many extremities’ throughout the body including “heart and blood vessels, including the abdominal aorta and its major branches, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, uterus, ovaries, and unborn child (fetus) in pregnant patients, eyes, thyroid and parathyroid glands, scrotum (testicles), brain in infants, hips in infants.” ( Some of the diseases that you may see while being a sonographer would be liver disease, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, cirrhosis, kidney disease, renal failure, arterial disease (PAD - peripheral arterial disease), GB disease, cancer that may have spread throughout the different organs, thyroid disease, and deep vein thrombosis or DVT which is when the dopplers are used. The typical patients that you would come across vary from

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