Ultrasound Technicians

by Jennifer Hunsaker

Diagnostic medical sonographers, also known as ultrasound technicians, provide important diagnostic information to medical professionals through the use of imaging equipment. With more than 112,000 ultrasound technicians currently working in the United States and an expected 24 percent job growth over the next decade, this allied health care profession will find itself at the forefront of medical job demand. Learn more about what it takes to become an ultrasound technician, what an ultrasound technician does, how the information they provide is used, and a little about the history of this relatively new and technologically advanced profession in the pages of this book. Every book in the Careers in Healthcare series gives readers the necessary tools to evaluate pursuing a career in the healthcare profession. Unique to this series are firsthand interviews with professionals aimed to give readers an upfront and close perspective into the daily lives of those currently working in the field. Each title in this series includes color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader's comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. And a Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader's knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.


ISBN 978-1-4222-3807-3


ISBN 978-1-4222-7995-3
7 x 9 inches
64 pages

Part of the Series: Careers in Healthcare

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