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  • 1) Produces two-dimensional ultrasonic recordings of internal organs, using ultrasound equipment, for use by physician in diagnosis of disease and study of malfunction of organs: Selects equipment for use in ultrasound setup according to specifications of examination.

  • 2) Explains process to patient, and instructs and assists patient in assuming physical position for examination.

  • 3) Selects transducer and adjusts equipment controls according to organ to be examined, depth of field, and other specifications of test.

  • 4) Keys test data and patient information into computer of ultrasound equipment to maintain record of test results.

  • 5) Moves transducer, by hand, over specified area of body and observes sound wave display screen to monitor quality of ultrasonic pattern produced.

  • 6) Starts equipment which produces images of internal organs and records diagnostic data on magnetic tape, computer disk, strip printout, or film.

  • 7) Photographs images of organs shown on display module, or removes strip printout from equipment, to obtain permanent record of internal examination.

  • 8) Discusses test results with supervisor or attending physician.




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Job Number: 11609