SDMS's core purpose is to enhance the art and science of medicine by advancing medical sonography. As an SDMS member you will join an exclusive network of over 27,000 sonographers and sonography students.
The SDMS provides opportunities to earn and offer continuing medical education (CME). We also have educational resources for the sonography community.
The SDMS offers resources for the sonography industry.
The SDMS supports credentialing for sonographers and provides representation on legislative and regulatory issues that affect the sonography profession.
Formed in 2009, the SDMS Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization affiliated with the SDMS. The SDMS Foundation fosters professional learning and excellence by working to improve the field of diagnostic medical sonography.
The SDMS provides various products for the sonography community.
The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) is a professional membership organization founded in 1970 to promote, advance, and educate its members and the medical community in the science of diagnostic medical sonography. The SDMS, with over 27,000 members, is the largest association of sonographers and sonography students in the world.
"I will remember you forever" - parting words of Khin Mi Mi, a woman Katherine Matthews, RDCS, met during her 2015 Cardiostart International medical mission to Myanmar.
Financial assistance provided by the SDMS Foundation allowed Katherine, an adult and pediatric cardiac sonographer with over 18 years of experience, to spend two weeks in Myanmar performing cardiac ultrasounds and reporting her findings to local and American surgeons traveling with the medical mission team.
Patients lined up for hours for evaluations and many were in desperate need of medical attention. Ultrasound was a very useful diagnostic tool as it provided real-time imaging with information about anatomy, function, and blood flow. Katherine's knowledge of echocardiography allowed her to provide useful, diagnostic information for evaluation and where appropriate, recommendations for future management.
Like her new friend, Khin Mi Mi, Katherine will never forget the people of Myanmar and their gratitude for her participation in the medical mission.
How Can You Help?
A donation to the SDMS Foundation will help support SDMS members who are working or assisting in the international healthcare arena. In 2015, the SDMS Foundation also provided 65 certifications exam grants, 2 scholarships and 111 SDMS Annual Conference grants.
Give to the SDMS Foundation, and help us continue to give back to others.
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