sonographer

noun

so·​nog·​ra·​pher sō-ˈnä-grə-fər How to pronounce sonographer (audio)
plural sonographers
: a person specializing in the use of ultrasound for diagnostic medical imaging : a health-care professional trained and typically certified or licensed to use imaging equipment that transmits high-frequency sound waves to produce images or videos of internal body organs or tissues for visual examination and measurement or for diagnostic purposes
… the sonographer can move the scanner to find landmarks, such as blood vessels, that can help pinpoint the location of the tissue or organ under investigation.Paul R. Moran et al.
"You won't feel a thing," sonographer Ellie Morris promises as she prepares to scan my heart at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.John Dyson

called also ultrasonographer

Examples of sonographer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The striking workers include a wide array of professionals, including vocational nurses, ultrasound sonographers, respiratory therapists, emergency department technicians, housekeepers and more. Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News, 4 Oct. 2023 Clicks on medical receptionist jobs were down 95% in the period, dental hygienist clicks dropped by 35%, and sonographer roles saw a 5% dip in interest. Orianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 11 Aug. 2023 Kae recalled the sonographer asking. Caroline Kitchener, Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2022 Marissa is 35 years old, married, with a first grader and a stressful job as a sonographer. Tessa Stuart, Rolling Stone, 1 Mar. 2023 All-Star, Goldman, 50, resides in Middleborough and is a diagnostic cardiac sonographer with Easton Cardiology, part of the Stewart Medical Group. BostonGlobe.com, 30 July 2021 In the study, the technology replaces the sonographer using VSI. Jennifer Kite-Powell, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2022 The sonographer, measuring the fetus to check for proper growth, found the brain cavity was slightly enlarged. Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2022 When the sonographer looked at the screen, Prepon immediately knew something was wrong. Shafiq Najib, PEOPLE.com, 28 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sonographer was in 1974

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“Sonographer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sonographer. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

sonographer

noun
so·​nog·​ra·​pher sō-ˈnäg-rə-fər How to pronounce sonographer (audio)
: a health-care professional trained and typically certified or licensed to use imaging equipment that transmits high-frequency sound waves to produce images or videos of internal body organs or tissues for visual examination and measurement or for diagnostic purposes : a person specializing in the use of ultrasound for diagnostic medical imaging

called also ultrasonographer

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