Ultrasound Awareness Month

October is Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month.  Here at Cambridge, we want you all to know about this rewarding allied health field and what it is all about.   Salvatore Musumeci, our program director for DMS at the Delray Campus, has some answers for the questions below.

What is diagnostic medical ultrasound?

Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a diagnostic medical procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to produce dynamic visual images of organs, tissues, or blood flow inside the body. This type of procedure is called a sonogram. There are several areas of specialization in the field of Sonography including:

  • Abdomen
  • Breast
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Cardiac
  • Vascular
  • Neurosonology
  • Muscle Skeletal

What does an ultrasound medical sonographer do?

Sonographers are medical professionals who perform scans which are then typically interpreted by radiologists, physicians who specialize in the interpretation of a wide variety of medical imaging modalities, or by cardiologists in the case of cardiac ultrasonography (echocardiography)

What job opportunities are available?

With rapidly changing technologies and increased the use of diagnostic medical Sonography in imaging. The growth is projected to continue in the future with employment opportunities for qualified sonographers. Sonographers can choose to work in clinics, hospitals, private practice physician offices, public health facilities, laboratories, and other medical settings performing examinations in their areas of specialization. Career advancement opportunities exist in education, administration, research, and in commercial companies as education/application specialists, sales representatives, and technical advisors.

For more information on the DMS program contact Salvatore Musumeci at smusumeci@cambridgehealth.edu