Vanessa Therancy, RDMS – CAHE

Vanessa Therancy, RDMS

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Vanessa Therancy, RDMS

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Vanessa graduated our Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program in 2018, and is currently working as a Sonographer at Lenox Hill Radiology.
Vanessa shared with us her perspective about the program and the field:
CAHE: Tell us about yourself prior to attending the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.
Vanessa: I have worked as an administrative assistant in the medical field for quite a while, but I always wanted to be more involved clinically. After having an ultrasound myself, I decided to research the field and thought it might be something I would be interested in.
CAHE: What is the most valuable lesson learned during your two years at CAHE?
Vanessa: The program at CAHE was a wake-up call. There is often a misconception a lot of people have about sonographers, that we simply take pictures, and only view babies. Our field is one of the hardest, not only didactically but skill-wise as well. We do not simply take pictures, we are relied on to assess for pathologies and operate the machine to adjust grayscale images so that the radiologists can determine a diagnosis.
CAHE: What advice do you have to those entering the program?
Vanessa: One piece of advice to perspective students is to study and understand why we take protocol images. Lastly, take advantage of the materials CAHE has to offer and do not stop scanning when the opportunity presents itself. Even though our field is not easy, and often we do not give yourself enough credit for what we do, it is very rewarding to know you played a huge role in helping someone.
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