- . Documents observations made during the procedure for final interpretation by the physician or other qualified medical professional; obtains pertinent diagnostic images for record documentation when presenting cases.
- Ensures that ultrasound equipment & accessories are maintained and functioning. Reports problems to Lead Tech and supervisor.
- Explains examination process to the patient and instructs and assists patient throughout the procedure.
- Operates diagnostic ultrasound equipment, observes sound wave pattern produced, produces and processes diagnostic images and presents completed sonograms to physician.
- Participates in maintaining records for research cases. Participates as needed in evaluation of new equipment for research or possible future use in department.
- Performs a variety of sonographic procedures utilizing ultrasonic high frequency sound waves to detect abnormalities including masses, abscesses, and stones.
- Performs appropriate infection prevention techniques including CIDEX testing, neutralization disposal. Performs proper probe handling & cleaning according to procedures if necessary.
- Performs Doppler scans, i.e.: Umbilical artery and vein, MCA, ductus venosus and uterine vessels Doppler within allotted time frames; Spot check exams consistently show understanding and demonstration of proper doppler technique and documentation of doppler information, color and doppler spectral imaging, color & spectral scale setting at a velocity that demonstrates psv after flow direction and angle correction displayed appropriate to vessel.
- Reviews patient medical history in chart information system. Reloads prior exams for comparison. Utilizes ancillary equipment appropriately (KinetDx, PACS - Picture Archiving and Communication systems).
- Spots check exams for required views and adequate demonstration of anatomy. Completes exam within required timeframe.