Hello! My name is Sarah and this is a quick introduction to my blog.
I am a level 1 student in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at BCIT and very excited to be able to share my experiences with the world. This is my first blog post and I plan on sharing what I know and love about this program!
So, you may be asking, what is Sonography?
Sonography or ultrasound is a tool that hospitals and clinics use to visualize the body. Ultrasound uses a high frequency sound waves to penetrate the body. The sound that returns are recorded and displayed as an image to the Sonographer. These images are real-time and has little to no known harmful effect on the patient. Ultrasounds can be used to image blood vessels, the heart, liver, kidneys, etc.
Most of us are familiar with this image:
But before I started in the program, this is what I could see:
Ultrasound images made me think about Rorschach inkblot test, hopefully my interpretation of them doesn’t say anything negative about my emotional and intellectual functioning. I am not by all means an expert but I have found that very quickly, thanks to the patience of our teachers, things are starting to come together. I don’t see a kidney as a tree any more so I think I am on the right track. It is only week 3 into the program but I am already feeling that I have improved significantly since I started.
Is Sonography right for you?
- Do you like a challenge?
- Do you enjoy working with different types of people/patients?
- Do you want to help people?
- Do you want a job that has a high rate of job placements?
- Do you want to make great connections and friends?
If you have said yes to all of these, stick around, I will have much more to share.