Will “Sonography Technician” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
35% Chance of Automation
“Sonography Technician” will probably not be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #251 out of #702. A higher ranking (i.e., a lower number) means the job is less likely to be replaced.
Produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 29-2032.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 71,750.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 34.00
- Currently, there are 65,790 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Diagnostic Medical Sonographers”.
Also Known As…
- Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
- Ultrasound Technologist (Ultrasound Tech)
- Ultrasound Technician (Ultrasound Tech)
- Staff Sonographer
- Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS)
- Medical Sonographer
- Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
- Cardiac/Vascular Sonographer
- Cardiac Sonographer
- Vascular Sonographer
- Ultrasound Tester
- Ultrasonic Tester
- Ultra Sound Technician
- Sonogram Technician
- Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer
- Polysomnographic Technologist
- Polysomnographic Technician
- Echo Tech (Echocardiographic Technician)
- Cardiovascular Sonographer
Tasks for “Sonography Technician”
- Prepare patient for exam by explaining procedure, transferring patient to ultrasound table, scrubbing skin and applying gel, and positioning patient properly.
- Observe screen during scan to ensure that image produced is satisfactory for diagnostic purposes, making adjustments to equipment as required.
- Obtain and record accurate patient history, including prior test results or information from physical examinations.
- Load and unload film cassettes used to record images from procedures.
- Record and store suitable images, using camera unit connected to the ultrasound equipment.
- Perform legal and ethical duties, including preparing safety or accident reports, obtaining written consent from patient to perform invasive procedures, or reporting symptoms of abuse or neglect.
- Perform clerical duties, such as scheduling exams or special procedures, keeping records, or archiving computerized images.
- Clean, check, and maintain sonographic equipment, submitting maintenance requests or performing minor repairs as necessary.
- Determine whether scope of exam should be extended, based on findings.
- Operate ultrasound equipment to produce and record images of the motion, shape, and composition of blood, organs, tissues, or bodily masses, such as fluid accumulations.
- Maintain records that include patient information, sonographs and interpretations, files of correspondence, publications and regulations, or quality assurance records, such as pathology, biopsy, or post-operative reports.
- Observe and care for patients throughout examinations to ensure their safety and comfort.
- Maintain stock and supplies, preparing supplies for special examinations and ordering supplies when necessary.
- Provide sonogram and oral or written summary of technical findings to physician for use in medical diagnosis.
- Decide which images to include, looking for differences between healthy and pathological areas.
- Supervise or train students or other medical sonographers.
- Perform medical procedures, such as administering oxygen, inserting and removing airways, taking vital signs, or giving emergency treatment, such as first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
- Process and code film from procedures and complete appropriate documentation.
- Select appropriate equipment settings and adjust patient positions to obtain the best sites and angles.
- Coordinate work with physicians or other healthcare team members, including providing assistance during invasive procedures.
Related Technology & Tools
- Venipuncture needles
- M-mode ultrasound machines
- Desktop computers
- 3D sonography equipment
- Intravenous IV supplies
- Immobilization and positioning devices
- Tablet computers
- Two-dimensional doppler ultrasound equipment
- Lead barriers
- Ultrasound video equipment
- Personal protective clothing
- Medical ultrasound printers
- Cardiac ultrasound equipment
- Safety glasses
- Evacuated blood collection tubes
- Notebook computers
- X ray beam restriction devices
- High frequency transducers
- Ultrasound monitors
- Personal computers
- A-Mode ultrasound machines
- Safety gloves
- Pulsed-wave Doppler ultrasound units
- Picture archiving and communication systems PACS
- Color Doppler ultrasound equipment
- Continuous-wave ultrasound equipment
- Patient medical record software
- Medical procedure coding software
- Database software
- Word processing software
- Microsoft Excel
- MEDITECH software
- Calendar and scheduling software
- Email software
- Spreadsheet software