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 Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Physical Abilities of a Student Sonographer

Student Sonographers MUST be able to:

- Lift more than 50 pounds routinely
- Push and pull routinely
- Bend and stoop routinely
- Have full use of both hands, wrists and shoulders
- Distinguish audible sounds
- Adequately view sonograms, including color distinctions
- Work standing on their feet 80% of the time
- Interact compassionately & effectively with the sick or injured
- Assist patients on and off examining tables
- Communicate effectively with patients and other health care professionals
- Organize and accurately perform the individual steps in a sonographic procedure in the proper sequence
The above DMS Capabilities are from the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Plano, Texas copyright 2013
Further information may be accessed on the SDMS website:

Last Updated by Norma DeLaTorre-Davis on 11/20/2014