Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

SDMS Virtual Seminars - sponsored by Philips
The 2024 SDMS Virtual Seminars are sponsored by Philips Healthcare. Offered throughout the year, the SDMS Virtual Seminars focus on specialty specific content. Presented virtually, attendees have the opportunity to attend sessions, chat with attendees and speakers, and earn SDMS CME credits from the comfort of their own home or office.

SDMS Virtual Seminar - OB/GYN

Saturday, March 16, 2024
10 AM – 2 PM Central  |  Earn up to ​4 SDMS CME Credits

OB/GYN Virtual Seminar Pricing:
$59 for SDMS Members
$29 for SDMS Student Members
$159 for Non-Members
Screening for Fetal Defects in the Age of NIPT: What is the Optimal Approach?
Presentation provided by Philips Healthcare
1 SDMS CME credit  |  Category: OB  |  Content Level: Intermediate

This presentation will discuss the optimal approaches currently available for screening fetal defects using first-trimester ultrasound and cell-free DNA, either individually or in combination.

  • Discuss the types of fetal defects for which screening and diagnosis are available.
  • Review the use of ultrasound in screening and diagnosis.
  • Understand the use of cell-free DNA in screening for fetal defects.
Jiri Sonek photo

Presented by:
Jiri Sonek, MD, RDMS
Clinical Professor (Maternal-Fetal Medicine), Wright State University
President, Fetal Medicine Foundation, USA

The Detailed First Trimester Ultrasound
​1 SDMS CME credit  |  Category: OB  |  Content Level: Advanced

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Practice Parameter for the Performance of Detailed Diagnostic Obstetric Ultrasound Examinations Between 12 Weeks 0 Days and 13 Weeks 6 Days was developed by the AIUM in collaboration with other organizations (including the SDMS) whose members use ultrasound for performing this examination. This practice parameter is intended to provide the medical ultrasound community with recommendations for the performance and recording of high-quality ultrasound examinations. It reflects what the AIUM considers the appropriate criteria for this type of ultrasound examination.

  • Review the required components of the AIUM Detailed First Trimester Ultrasound (DTFU) between 12 weeks 0 days and 13 weeks 6 days.
  • Identify structural defects seen during the Detailed First Trimester Ultrasound (DTFU).
  • Apply image optimization techniques and avoid potential pitfalls in the DTFU.
Mishella Perez photo

Presented by:
Mishella Perez, BS, RDMS, RDCS
Clinical Ultrasound Educator
Scripps Health

Doppler Imaging of the Fetal Heart: An OB Sonographer’s Perspective
1 SDMS CME credit  |  Category: FE  |  Content Level: Beginner

Current professional guidelines recommend that obstetric sonographic screening of the fetal heart in the second and third trimester includes views of the four chambers, left and right ventricular outflow tracts, three vessel and three vessel tracheal view, as well as the aortic and ductal arches and vena cavae when indicated. Knowledge of operating and utilizing color Doppler in the evaluation of the fetal heart is a useful skill for sonographers to increase the quality of cardiac images, and aid in detection and proper diagnosis of cardiac abnormalities in utero. This presentation will identify technical considerations for color Doppler of the fetal heart, as well as examine the appearance of both color and pulsed wave Doppler in specific cardiac views. Additionally, cases of fetal heart abnormalities where color and pulsed wave Doppler images are beneficial for diagnosis and treatment of the obstetric patient will be investigated.

  • Identify advantages of and technical considerations for utilizing color Doppler in fetal heart evaluation.
  • Examine appearance of color Doppler in specific fetal cardiac views and recognize normal parameters of pulsed wave doppler in fetal heart valves.
  • Investigate cases with fetal heart abnormalities where color and pulsed wave doppler are beneficial for diagnosis and treatment.
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Presented by:
Angela Butwin, MS, RDMS (OBGYN, FE, AB), RT(R)
Women’s Imaging
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Imaging Mullerian Anomalies and Impact on Patient Care
1 SDMS CME credit  |  Category: OB  |  Content Level: Beginner

Mullerian anomalies affect 1% of the population and have a 3% incidence in infertility patients. Sonography is the imaging tool of choice to diagnose these malformations. However, accurate identification of uterine morphology is depicted through MRI imaging. Mullerian anomalies can affect not only adolescents but also pose a problem for obstetric patients as well. This presentation will provide sonographers and radiographers with a better understanding of Mullerian anomalies, how to image and document them properly, and what implications they present for further care and prognosis.

  • Identify female mullerian anomalies and their classifications.
  • Understand how mullerian anomalies can affect adolescents and gynecology patients.
  • Understand how mullerian anomalies can affect the obstetric patient.
Jessica Cooney photo

Presented by:
Jessica Cooney, MS, RDMS, RT (R)
MFM Sonographer
The University of South Alabama

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*Disclaimer: This information has been presented at previous SDMS virtual events. Per ARDMS, ARRT, and CCI, participants may be able to repeat a CME activity for credit within a specific timeframe. It is the responsibility of participants to verify that they are eligible to receive SDMS CME credit for this event by checking their certification/credentialing organization's CME policies.

Cancellation without Access to Post Recordings:

  • Notice of cancellation 48 or more hours prior to start of the virtual event: 100% refund
  • Notice of cancellation after 48 hours prior to start of the virtual event: 50% refund
  • Notice of cancellation after start of the virtual event: non-refundable

Note: All cancellations must be in writing and sent to: