Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (DMS) play an important role in the modern diagnosis and treatment team. The DMS is qualified by professional credentialing and academic and clinical experience to produce multi-dimensional ultrasonic recordings of internal organs, using ultrasound equipment, for use by physicians in diagnosing diseases and malfunction of organs.
Unlike X-Rays or CT, ultrasound produces zero ionizing radiation which is known to be harmful. That’s why ultrasound is most commonly used for evaluations of pregnant women and their babies.
DMS work in imaging centers, physicians’ offices, clinics, mobile ultrasound units, or hospitals. Duties and responsibilities include performing all sonographic examinations as ordered by the attending physician; independent operation of sonographic equipment; and reports and physician contacts as required. Routine tasks could include patient scheduling, equipment maintenance, the report of equipment failures, and quality assessment.