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 28,000 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 is the largest association of sonographers and sonography students in the world.
Currently, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Oregon are the only states with approved legislation mandating the licensure of sonographers.
A FREE online course will soon be available that provides an overview of sonographer licensure in New Hampshire (NH). It also provides an opportunity to learn more about becoming a licensed sonographer in NH and offers guidance on how to apply for a sonographer license before the July 31, 2018 deadline. [1.00 SDMS CME credit available]
TARGET AUDIENCE: A sonographer with or without current certification(s), as well as students and recent graduates, who are or will be working in New Hampshire, including a traveler or per diem sonographer.
Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy
121 South Fruit Street, Suite 303
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-6702 (fax)
Applies to a sonographer who holds a current sonography certification and registration from ARDMS, ARRT, or CCI.
Applies to a student who is currently enrolled and attending a sonography educational program.
Applies to a graduate of a sonography educational program who is no longer enrolled or attending the program (does not include someone who withdraws/quits).
Applies to a person who is performing sonography on or before July 31, 2018, but does not hold a sonography certification and registration from ARDMS, ARRT, or CCI.
The statute/rules also include number of exemptions (click here).
On March 19, 2015, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple signed a licensure bill (SB 2236) into law that sets licensing standards and expands the responsibilities of the state’s sonographers, nuclear medicine technologists, radiation therapists, radiographers, and radiologist assistants.
This new law makes North Dakota the third state in the United States to require licensure of sonographers. New Mexico and Oregon also have similar licensing requirements. The law also enables sonographers to take verbal orders from physicians and other healthcare practitioners and enter them into the patient’s electronic health record.
A nine-member State Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy will oversee licensure requirements, grant licenses, and handle disciplinary actions.
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