Scope of Practice for Canadian Sonographers

The term sonographer is reserved for individuals registered by a recognized professional body. A sonographer must have the knowledge, skills and judgment necessary to perform a thorough diagnostic ultrasound, acquire and analyze data and provide a professional account of sonographic findings. Sonographers must demonstrate exemplary communication and patient care skills. The boundaries of practice are established by law and limited to the areas for which an individual has shown clinical competency.

Canadian Sonography holds itself to a very high standard of practice, encouraging all individuals working as sonographers to seek credentialing through Sonography Canada, reference the National Competency Profile for practice guidelines and practice according to the principles described in the  Sonography Canada Code of Ethics and the Sonography Canada Code of Conduct for Sonographers.