A sonogram can be a joyful, anxious or even sorrowful experience. A good sonographer will be thorough and accurate but also recognize our shared humanity and strive to meet each patient’s individual needs with understanding and compassion. Through my own personal experience, I know the positive impact that a seemingly small gesture or comment from a healthcare provider can have on someone who is navigating through the medical system. I consider it a privilege to be present and to give reassurance and understanding to my patients. It is important for me that everyone receive the best that I can offer.