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.
A to Z of RLQ pain is an overview of several possible abnormalities and an in depth review of some of the most common causes of RLQ pain that can be evaluated using ultrasound techniques. Learn how to "think outside" the box and go above and beyond what a provider has ordered to evaluate a patient's RLQ pain symptoms. Along with the RLQ pain symptom, a sonographer can utilize laboratory values, other clinical indicators, patient demographics such as age and gender, and occurrence of symptoms to aid in a diagnosis. Technique and knowledge of anatomy are very important because each of these differentials require different depths, transducers and scanning maneuvers to better visualize the pathologies. There is such a wide range of possibilities, besides appendicitis, that can be routinely diagnosed by ultrasound when in the hands of an experienced and well educated sonographer. With practice, several differentials can be evaluated for with ultrasound alone in one examination, and the use of high radiation testing, such as CT, or a more expensive method, such as MRI may be prevented. The appropriate sharing and teaching of this knowledge, so that all sonographers in a department are on the same page, will gain confidence and trust in ordering providers and radiologists and ultimately a much better patient care experience.
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