251214 Sonographer

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Operates ultrasound equipment to acquire, interpret and selectively record anatomical images, physical data and real-time physiological information for medical diagnostic purposes in conjunction with Medical Practitioners.
Skill Level: 1

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2512 Medical Imaging Professionals

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Medical Imaging Professionals
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MEDICAL IMAGING PROFESSIONALS operate X-ray and other radiation producing and imaging equipment for diagnostic, monitoring and treatment purposes under the direction of Radiologists and other Medical Practitioners.
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In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing may be required.
Tasks Include:

receiving referrals from Medical Practitioners to perform medical imaging and radiation treatment of patients
determining the appropriate equipment to use, such as X-ray equipment, radiation scanners, fluoroscopes, ultrasound equipment, nuclear instrumentation, angiography equipment and computed tomography (CT) equipment, and selecting the appropriate equipment settings to provide the diagnostic information requested by Medical Practitioners
calculating details of procedures such as length and intensity of exposure to radiation, size and strength of dosage of isotopes, and settings of recording equipment
explaining procedures to patients and answering patients' inquiries about processes
ensuring patients' welfare during procedures
positioning patients, screens and equipment preparatory to procedures
viewing the screen and deciding if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes, and selecting images to show Medical Practitioners
conveying findings of procedures to Medical Practitioners

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
2 231.90
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 435.30
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 719.70