What Areas Can Sonography Techs Specialize In? | Sonography

What Areas Can Sonography Techs Specialize In?

What Are Some of the Areas Sonography Techs Can Specialize In?

Sonography techs, also known as diagnostic medical sonographers, can specialize in several areas of sonography, depending on their interests and career goals. Below, we cover some of the most common areas of specialization.

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Abdominal Sonography

Abdominal sonography involves imaging the organs and tissues within the abdomen, such as the liver, kidneys, pancreas, and spleen. Abdominal sonographers may also evaluate blood flow within the abdominal vessels.

Obstetric and Gynecologic Sonography

Obstetric and gynecologic sonography involves imaging the female reproductive system and monitoring fetal development during pregnancy. This may include performing transvaginal or transabdominal ultrasounds.

Breast Sonography

Breast sonography is used to evaluate breast tissue and detect abnormalities, such as cysts or tumors. This type of sonography is often used in conjunction with mammography for breast cancer screening.

Cardiovascular Sonography

Cardiovascular sonography involves imaging the heart and blood vessels to diagnose conditions such as heart disease, atherosclerosis, and blood clots. This may include performing echocardiograms, stress tests, and other specialized cardiovascular imaging procedures.


Neurosonography involves imaging the brain and spinal cord to diagnose conditions such as strokes, aneurysms, and tumors.

Musculoskeletal Sonography

Musculoskeletal sonography involves imaging the joints, tendons, and muscles to diagnose conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis, and sports injuries.

Vascular Sonography

Vascular sonography involves imaging the blood vessels throughout the body to diagnose conditions such as deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins, and peripheral artery disease.

Specializing in one of these areas of sonography can allow sonographers to develop a deeper level of expertise and provide specialized care to patients. It may also lead to opportunities for career advancement, such as supervisory roles or teaching positions.

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