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There is no doubt that over the past 10 years the average size of our patients has increased noticeably. It is well recognized that body habitus plays a role in echo image quality, with both unusually small and large patients potentially being difficult to image. There is however considerable variability between individuals and it is near impossible to predict image quality just by “sizing” the patient up.
Today’s post focuses on the “fifth” acoustic window to the heart, the right sternal edge (RSE). The right sternal edge , or right sternal border, allows improved visualization of the mid to distal ascending aorta and potentially an improved angle of incidence for assessing aortic stenosis. Whilst some consider this a routine component to the scan, other sonographers are quite unsure of how to approach this.
Each year many sonographers travel abroad for work. For some, this is an opportunity to further develop their skills, for others it is simply a means to travel and see the world. I regularly receive emails asking my advice for working overseas. For today’s post I have asked Tim Eller to provide some insight on his experience working as a sonographer in the UK. Tim was responsible for a lot of my echo training, many years ago, before heading to the UK. Tim has since returned to Australia providing locum echo services throughout Queensland.
After a long break away from the computer I have been nudged back into writing with a flurry of activity on the jobs board.
Echocardiography is a fantastic career choice. The field is constantly evolving, and there are endless job opportunities making it an exciting long term option. A career in echo can take us around the world, branch off to eduction/training, research, management or an applications/sales role for a vendor; Every week I’m meeting readers who have found new directions to take their echo career. I have been fortunate to have sampled many of the different aspects to our field, and have now added website founder to the resume… There are record numbers of trainee sonographers about to enter the workforce, so how do you stay ahead of the pack to land the dream job??
This is not an exhaustive list, but my 6 tips will get you a long way to get noticed when hiring. These are also the factors I consider when I am sorting through applications or conducting interviews.