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Ultrasound Training

Becoming an Ultrasound Technician starts with obtaining a certificate, associates, or bachelor's degree and getting the basic knowledge you will need to perform the job. All ultrasound training progams require clinical, or on the job training as well.

Ultrasound Technician Training - Coursework

A typical ultrasound training program will first get you acquainted with basic foundational courses such as medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology. Then, the focus on getting you acquainted with sound wave technology and the examinations of the major anatomical sections listed below:

  • Abdomenal Organs
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Radiographic Exposure & Quality Control
  • Patient Care & Positioning

"Hands On" Ultrasound Training

Virtually all ultrasound technician schools include hands on training to allow you to apply classroom knowledge in the real world. We have reviewed several programs for you to determine the common practices and procedures you will get an opportunity to perform during this critical period of your radiology training. Here is list of what you can expect from this part of your radiology training:

  • Practice operating x-ray & radiology equipment.
  • Learning how to obtain the best quality image for the referring physician to diagnose.
  • Administering the correct amount of radiation using standard protocols.
  • Best practices for patient positioning techniques.
  • How to communicate with the client, explaining the procedure and ensuring their comfort during the exam.

Combining traditional education with radiology training in a realistic work environment will give you the confidence you need to step into a position and start your career immediately out of radiology school. Many schools have direct relationships with radiology employers who are eagerly seeking RT students to join their team. The radiology worker shortage has made it easier for students to make the transition into the working world much quicker.

 

The ARDMS Exam : Should you or Should you not become a Certified Diagnostic Sonographer?

The ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) administers an exam that will certify you. Most states require certification through the ARRT. Most radiology certificates and degree programs will prepare you to successfully pass this exam. In fact, statistics show that over 90% of first time test takers pass the exam if they have received formal training and education.

Need additional radiology training information? Check out our ultrasound courses or ultrasound careers page for further research.

 

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