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Ultrasound Technologist


Ultrasound Technologists or Diagnostic Medical Sonographers operate ultrasound equipment to produce images of internal organs and tissues. Ultrasound imaging is analyzed to detect and identify any abnormalities to improve patient outcomes

Steps to becoming a licensed Ultrasound Technologist in Nova Scotia.

Step 1
Complete an Ultrasound Technology program

You can study to become an Ultrasound Technologist at various programs across Canada and locally at Dalhousie University. The school offers a 4-year Bachelor of Health Sciences, in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Technology degree.

To begin work, you will need a current Basic Life Support Certification (BLS-C) and Standard First Aid certificate. 

Step 2
Pass the Ultrasound Technology Exam

After completing an Ultrasound Technology program and the standard practical training, you must pass the national registration exam. Visit the Canadian Association of Nuclear Medicine Technologists (CAMRT) for more information.

Step 3
Register as an Ultrasound Technologist in Nova Scotia

To start working, you must register as an Ultrasound Technologist with the Nova Scotia College of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Professionals (NSCMIRTP).