1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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2391-17 Sonographer

Operates ultrasound machines and related medical imaging equipment to produce images for medical diagnostic purposes in conjunction with other medical professionals.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • performs medical imaging on patients according to referral from medical practitioners
  • calculates details of procedures such as length and intensity of exposure and settings of recording equipment
  • explains procedures to patients
  • positions patients, and equipment to carry out procedures
  • produces medical images using equipment such as ultrasound machines and scanners for use by medical practitioners in the diagnosis of disease or injury

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