An Ultrasound Technician or sonographer is a healthcare professional who conducts ultrasound examinations to help physicians diagnose and screen medical conditions. A sonogram technician employs medical equipment using sound waves to capture images of internal tissues within the human body. These images are then used to diagnose such conditions such as cancer or heart disease, or to monitor fetal development in pregnancies.
Once an image suitable for diagnostic purposes has been captured correctly, the sonographer analyzes the ultrasound data. A sonographer's duties often include the gathering and record keeping of patient histories, including computerized image archiving. Sonographers may also assist with electronic clerical scheduling, and as they advance in their careers they may also have managerial and supervisorial duties.