Lisa, Sonographer at Vancouver General Hospital
October 7th-13th we're celebrating a discipline that works in the dark – literally! Happy Sonography Week to all our outstanding Sonographers across VCH who make a difference in the patient care we provide.
We chatted with one VCH Sonographer, Lisa who works in the Ultrasound, Radiology Department at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH). She loves the problem-solving aspects of her job. “There are scans for the abdomen, pelvis, fetus, and blood vessels and each exam is tailored to the patient’s needs,” says Lisa.
As a Sonographer, Lisa works with patients one on one to get a better sense of what’s going inside the patient. “The human body has always fascinated me and ultrasound allows me to see everything internally!” She describes her typical days as exciting and rewarding when she can provide evidence and help with a patient's diagnosis.
Lisa says there is no shortage of teamwork in her department. “I get a lot of support from my colleagues and the radiologist. If I am stuck on a challenging case, there is always help.” Her department meets regularly to discuss how they can better support patients as well as team members.
If you are interested in learning about the full spectrum of medical imaging careers at VCH, visit: careers.vch.ca