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Medical sonographers operate ultrasound equipment to produce and record images of various parts of the body to aid physicians in monitoring pregnancies and in diagnosing cardiac, ophthalmic, vascular and other medical disorders. They are employed in clinics and hospitals. Medical sonographers who are supervisors or instructors are included in this unit group.
diagnostic medical sonography instructor, medical sonographer, medical sonographers supervisor, registered diagnostic medical sonographer (RDMS), ultrasound technologist.
- Operate ultrasound imaging equipment that transmits high frequency sound pulses through the body to produce images of those parts of the body requiring examination
- Monitor examination by viewing images on video screen, to evaluate quality and consistency of diagnostic images, and make adjustments to equipment, as required
- Record, store and process scanned images by using camera unit connected to ultrasound equipment
- Observe and care for patients throughout examinations to ensure patient safety and comfort
- Prepare examination reports for physicians to aid in the monitoring of pregnancies and the diagnosis of cardiac, abdominal, ophthalmic, vascular and other disorders
- Perform quality control checks on ultrasound equipment to ensure proper operation and perform minor repairs and adjustments as required
- May supervise and train student and other medical sonographers.
Medical sonographers may specialize in abdominal, cardiac, cerebral, obstetrical and gynaecological, ophthalmic, intraluminal or peripheral vascular sonography. They may also specialize in adult or pediatric echocardiography or neurosonology.
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Outlook & Prospects for Medical Sonographers in Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie Region
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Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- SAIL, an outdoors superstore, will open a $25M store in the Tri-City Centre in Cambridge, creating more than 125 retail jobs upon completion in the fall of 2014
- Alliance Homes and Cosmopolitan Homes started construction on a new residential subdivision in Beeton
- BlackBerry is laying off 250 more employees from its Waterloo location as it continues its period of transition
- Durose Manufacturing, a steel fabricator providing specialized services, will invest in new machinery with support from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, creating 12 new jobs in Guelph
- Groundbreaking took place in Waterloo on the Centre of Excellence for Innovation In Aging, a project valued at $376M aimed at helping Canada better prepare for an aging population
- Communitech, a company that helps technology start-ups grow and succeed, will receive $15M over the next three years from the province of Ontario to accelerate entrepreneurial activity in the region
- OpenText, a Waterloo-based software company, will acquire GXS Group Inc., a cloud technology provider based in Maryland for $1.17 billion
- PWO Canada Inc. will expand production creating 20 new jobs and retaining 245 existing jobs in Kitchener. The company makes components and assembly line structures for the automotive industry.
- DESCH Canada Ltd., a company that specializes in parts for machinery used in construction and mining, will expand and create 10 new jobs while retaining 19 existing jobs in Cambridge
- Groundbreaking took place for the construction of the $9.3M fire hall in Orillia, which was scheduled to be completed by October 2014
- Andrin Homes will begin construction on City Centre Condominiums in Kitchener
- Blackberry is cutting 300 more positions from the Waterloo-based workforce
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