Ultrasound

Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences (Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound)

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Ultrasonography, commonly called 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 often referred to as a sonogram or ultrasound scan. Ultrasonography can be used to examine many parts of the body, such as the abdomen, breasts, female reproductive system, superficial structures, prostate, heart, and blood vessels. Ultrasonography can record capture size, function, structure and any pathological lesions with real time tomographic images in 2D, 3D. The professionals who perform these procedures are known as sonographers or ultrasound technologists. There are several areas of specialization in the field of ultrasound: Abdomen, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Echocardiography, and Vascular technology. The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer performs an essential role in the process of data gathering and synthesis required to reach a diagnosis. Ultrasound is a profession requiring a high degree of independence, skill, judgment and knowledge. Sonographers work in hospitals, clinics, private physician offices and other medical facilities performing examinations in their areas of specialization. The Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound (DMU) Program offers multiple educational options.

Common Career Paths

You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: