Cardiac sonographers’ use ultrasound to examine the heart valves, chambers, and vessels using images called echocardiograms. Cardiac sonographers’ must be able to take echocardiograms, carotid ultrasounds, EKG tests, and abdominal aortic ultrasounds. They are also required to perform peripheral vascular testing, take blood work by finger sample, register patients and collect payment, perform EMR quality checks, and clean and stock the exam rooms.
Cardiac Sonographer Tasks
Prepare and position patient for echocardiography exam and explain procedure.
Operate cardiac ultrasound, dopper and similar equipment to perform procedure according to physician's directive.
Observe screen during scan to ensure satisfactory image for diagnostic purposes, making adjustments as required.
Provide sonogram and oral or written summary of technical findings to physician for use in medical diagnosis.