Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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  • SDMS President's Message - October 2017

    by Sheryl Goss | Oct 11, 2017
    SherylGoss_2014_with-title-and-paddingPlease join me in congratulating the recipients of the following SDMS awards. The award recipients will be recognized at the SDMS & SDMS Foundation Awards Dinner at the 2017 SDMS Annual Conference, October 12 – 15 in Dallas, Texas.

    This award acknowledges outstanding achievement in writing in the field of diagnostic medical sonography. The award is named in memory of W. Frederick Sample, MD, whose tremendous contributions to the growth and development of the field of sonography have influenced sonographers and physicians. Because of Dr. Sample’s dedication to teaching and research, this award is given to outstanding students in diagnostic medical sonography. 

    Original Research
    1st Place:
    Joe Ryan Anderson, BS
    The Ultrasound Differentiation of Pleural Lining Thickening in Smokers vs. Nonsmokers

    2nd Place:
    Courtney Chandler, BS
    The Gold Standard of Rotator Cuff Imaging: An Investigation into Why Magnetic Resonance Imaging is Preferred over Ultrasound

    Literature Review
    1st Place:

    Madison Stafford, RDCS
    Comparison of Transthoracic Echocardiography, Transesophageal Echocardiography, and Transcranial Doppler in the Detection of Patent Foramen Ovale 

    2nd Place (Tie):

    Sutton Halferty, RT(R)
    The Use of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound to Improve Diagnosis of Liver Lesions

    2nd Place (Tie):
    Carissa Zinn, RDMS
    The Efficacy of Using a Four-Chamber, Outflow Tract and Three-Vessel View When Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease

    Poster presentations report the results of a research study completed by the author(s). Posters are judged on presentation (appearance), content, and originality and presented during the SDMS Annual Conference. Be sure to stop by the SDMS Exhibit Hall to view the posters on display.

    Sonographer Poster
    1st Place:

    Shawn Roll, PhD, RMSKS, OTR/L, FAOTA
    Jennifer Alberts, RDMS
    Dynamic Sonographic Evaluation of Median Nerve Changes During Hand Grip

    2nd Place:
    Talisha Hunt, BSRT, RDMS, RVT, RDCS
    Evaluation of Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair Identifying Endoleaks Using Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound

    Student Poster
    1st Place:

    Kaitlyn Marsh
    Mariah Isom
    Effect of Visual Distance on Ophthalmic Artery Flow and Ocular Discomfort

    2nd Place:
    Margaret Perkins
    Annuja Mathivanan
    Rachel Steinbeck
    The Effects of Vegetarian vs. Omnivore Diets on Gallbladder Ejection Fraction

    The Scientific Presentation Competition, which is a two part competition, encourages sonographers to get involved by writing original presentation summary papers that may address clinical research, educational techniques, patient care, sonography department management, case studies presenting a diagnostic challenge, or other areas related to diagnostic medical sonography.

    1st Place:
    Kelsy Fisher, MHS, RDMS, RVT, RDCS
    Courtney Sorensen, BGS, RDMS
    Sonographic Detection and Serial Assessment of Abernethy Malformation in a Male Patient with Rare Symptomology: A Case Study 

    2nd Place:
    Kimberly Michael, MA, RT(R), RDMS, RVT
    Tanya Custer, MS, RT(R)(T)
    Open Book Testing in Ultrasound Physics: Student Perceptions and Outcomes

    The SDMS Foundation Sonography Student and Sonographer Scholarship Programs provide a $2,500 scholarship to deserving sonography students and sonographers who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in an educational program in diagnostic medical sonography or cardiovascular technology which has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

    Sonographer Student Scholarship Program
    Sophie Debus

    Laramie County Community College — Diagnostic Medical Sonography — Cheyenne, WY

    Benjamin Levin
    New York Methodist Hospital — Diagnostic Medical Sonography — Brooklyn, NY

    Sonographer Advanced Degree Scholarship Program
    Olivia Bush, BS, RDMS, RVT, RT(R)

    The University of Alabama — Master of Arts in Health Studies — Tuscaloosa, AL


    Sheyl Goss Signature
    Sheryl Goss, MS, RT(R)(S), RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RVS, FSDMS
    SDMS and SDMS Foundation President

    Thank You Sonographers