American Health Institute

Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound

Sonography, or ultrasonography, is a branch of diagnostic imaging that is used to diagnose medical conditions. Sonography uses sound waves to generate images for the assessment and diagnosis of medical conditions. Many people associate this technology with obstetrics and viewing the fetus in the womb, but there are many other applications for sonography. Ultrasound technicians may also be known as diagnostic medical sonographers or ultrasonographers. They use special equipment to direct high-frequency sound waves into a portion of a person's body to form an image off from the reflected echoes. These images may be photographed, videotaped, or transmitted for review and diagnosis by a physician.
This field will grow rapidly as the population grows and ages, increasing the demand for diagnostic imaging and therapeutic technology. In addition, patients who seek safer treatment and diagnosis methods may see sonography as an increasingly attractive alternative to radiologic procedures, further increase the demand for sonographers .

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The SOC and CIP codes for Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound are SOC 29-2032, CIP 51.0910.