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Sonography Week October 1 to 7, 2018

Sonography Week is October 1 to 7, 2018 which celebrates the important role sonographers play in delivering quality health care to Canadians.

A sonographer, or ultrasonographer, is a healthcare professional, who specialises in the use of ultrasonic imaging devices to produce diagnostic images, scans, videos, or 3D volumes of anatomy and diagnostic data, frequently a radiographer but may be any healthcare professional with the appropriate training. The requirements for clinical practice vary greatly by country. Sonography requires specialized education and skills to view, analyze and modify the scan to optimize the information in the image. Because of the high levels of decisional latitude and diagnostic input, sonographers have a high degree of responsibility in the diagnostic process. Many countries require that medical sonographers have professional certification. Sonographers must understand ultrasound physics, cross sectional anatomy, physiology and pathology.

For more information, please visit the Sonography Canada website.