Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Kenneth R. Gottesfeld Award

Purpose

The Kenneth R. Gottesfeld Award recognizes sonographer authors for the publication of outstanding research or review articles in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS). Its purpose is to encourage sonographers to share their expertise with their colleagues in the sonography profession by writing and publishing in the JDMS.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Kenneth R. Gottesfeld Award, articles must:

  • Have a sonographer listed as the first author (based on credentials);
  • Be Original Research or Literature Review articles that relate to the profession of diagnostic medical sonography;
  • Be published in the previous year’s volume of the JDMS;
  • Not have been recognized by other SDMS awards (i.e. Sample Awards); and
  • Not be Case Studies or Symposia articles.

Only the first three sonographer authors of the selected article are eligible to receive the award.

Nominations

  • Nominations are not accepted from the membership at large for this award.

Procedure

  • The award is given to the authors of the three highest-ranking articles in the previous year’s volume of the JDMS written by sonographer(s).
  • The winning articles are chosen by the Editor and selected members of the JDMS Editorial Board.
  • If an article is authored by a JDMS Editorial Board Member, the article is eligible for the award; however the author/board member cannot be selected as a judge.

Recognition

Award winners receive:

  • Monetary awards as follows: First Place: $1000, Second Place: $500, Third Place: $250. All eligible authors of each winning article will share equally in the awards. The primary/corresponding author will be responsible for distributing the monetary award to all eligible sonographers.
  • An engraved award;
  • Two complimentary, transferrable tickets to the SDMS & SDMS Foundation Awards Dinner held at the SDMS Annual Conference; and
  • Recognition at the SDMS & SDMS Foundation Awards Dinner and in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS), SDMS press release, and SDMS social media release.

Kenneth R. Gottesfeld Award

2016
1st Place
Ms. Jennifer E Bagley, MPH,RDMS,RVT , Ms. Dora D DiGiacinto, MEd,RDMS,RDCS,FSDMS , Ms. Rayna S Savage
Transrectal Elastographic Biopsy and Contrast-Enhanced Transrectal Biopsy May Offer Improvements Over the Current Transrectal Systemic Biopsy Technique
2016
2nd Place
Dr. Kevin R Volz, PhD,RVT , Dr. Kevin D Evans, PhD,RDMS,RVS,RT(R)(M)(BD),FSDMS,FAIUM
Exploring Targeted Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound to Detect Neural Inflammation: An Example of Standard Nomenclature
2015
1st Place
Dr. Joy Guthrie, PhD,RDMS,RDCS,RVT,ACS,RCS,RCCS,RVS,FSDMS
A Novel Echocardiographic Marker (PDAM) Incorporating the Diameter of the Patent Foramen Ovale to Assess Hemodynamically Significant Patent Ductus Arteriosus
2015
2nd Place
Dr. Joy Guthrie, PhD,RDMS,RDCS,RVT,ACS,RCS,RCCS,RVS,FSDMS , Ms. Jennie Durant, BS,RDMS,RDCS,RVT , Ms. Karen Having, MEd,RDMS
An Absent Right Umbilical Artery Versus Absent Lt and the Prognostic Implications for the Fetus
2015
3rd Place
Dr. Kevin D Evans, PhD,RDMS,RVS,RT(R)(M)(BD),FSDMS,FAIUM , Ms. Kathryn E Zale, MS,RDMS,RVT , Dr. Kevin R Volz, PhD,RVT
A Mixed-Method Approach to Evaluating the Association Between Myofascial Trigger Points and Ankle/Foot Pain Using Handheld Sonography Equipment: A Pilot Study
2014
3rd Place
Dr. Kevin D Evans, PhD,RDMS,RVS,RT(R)(M)(BD),FSDMS,FAIUM , Dr. Kevin R Volz, PhD,RVT
Determining the Validity and Reliability of Elastographic Analytics Using Rotator Cuff Muscles
2013
2nd Place
Dr. Shawn C Roll, PhD,RMSKS
Transperineal Sonography Evaluation of Muscles and Vascularity in the Male Pelvic Floor
2013
3rd Place
Dr. Shawn C Roll, PhD,RMSKS , Ms. Rachel Pargeon, RDMS , Dr. Kevin R Volz, PhD,RVT , Dr. Kevin D Evans, PhD,RDMS,RVS,RT(R)(M)(BD),FSDMS,FAIUM
Establishing an Imaging Protocol for Detection of Vascularity within the Median Nerve Using Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound
2012
1st Place
Dr. Joy Guthrie, PhD,RDMS,RDCS,RVT,ACS,RCS,RCCS,RVS,FSDMS
The Prediction of Liver Disease Status Using a Combination of Sonographic and Doppler-Derived Observations of the Portal Venous System
2012
2nd Place
Ms. Christina K Phelps, BS,RDMS,RVT
The Role of Transabdominal Sonography in Facilitating Successful Brachytheraphy Outcomes in Cervical Cancer
2012
3rd Place
Dr. Joy Guthrie, PhD,RDMS,RDCS,RVT,ACS,RCS,RCCS,RVS,FSDMS
A Case-Control Study to Compare the Likelihood of Detecting Liver Disorders Using Coincident Measures of Doppler-Derived Portal Vein Pressure Gradients, Hepatic Venous Waveforms, and the Echogenicity of Liver Parenchyma
2011
1st Place
Mr. Jeffrey Hill, BS,ACS,FASE , Ms. Serena M Bierig, MPH,RDMS,RDCS,ACS,RCS,FSDMS,FASE
Echocardiographic Evaluation of Diastolic Function
2011
2nd Place
Ms. JoAnne M Weber, BS,RDCS,RVT
Potential for Using 3D Technology to Image the Origins of the Coronary Arteries
2011
3rd Place
Ms. Marsha M Neumyer, BS,RVT,FSDMS,FAIUM,FSVU
Sonographic Evaluation of Aortic Endografts
2010
1st Place
Ms. Teresa M Bieker, MBA,RDMS,RDCS,RVT,RT(R)
Scanning the Post-Thyroidectomy Neck: Appearance and Technique
2010
2nd Place
Ms. Amy L Wilson, MS,RDMS,RVT,RT(R) , Ms. Rachel M Remlinger, RDMS
Critical Thinking for Songraphic Breast Imaging
2010
3rd Place
Ms. Tammy D Tunstall, RDMS,RVT
Infection Control in the Sonography Department
2009
1st Place
Dr. Shawn C Roll, PhD,RMSKS , Dr. Kevin D Evans, PhD,RDMS,RVS,RT(R)(M)(BD),FSDMS,FAIUM , Ms. Joan P Baker, RDMS,RDCS,FSDMS
Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSD) among Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Vascular Technologists: A Representative Sample
2009
2nd Place
Mr. Robert P Scissons, RVT
The Confusion of Peripheral Arterial Doppler Waveform Terminology
2009
3rd Place
Ms. Shanna Patterson, BS,RDMS,RVT
Sonographic Assessment of the Neonatal Spine and the Potential for Nre Technologies to Aid in Diagnoses
2008
1st Place
Dr. Kevin D Evans, PhD,RDMS,RVS,RT(R)(M)(BD),FSDMS,FAIUM , Ms. Yvette L Ramos, RDMS,RVT
Image Segmentation for Evaluating Axillary Lymph Nodes
2008
2nd Place
Mr. Ted Scott
Increasing the Detection Rate of Normal Fetal Cardiac Structures: A Real-Time Approach
2008
3rd Place
Mr. Darrin A Cournoyea, BS,RDMS,RVT,CRGS,CRVS
Enhancing Image Quality Using Advanced Signal Processing Techniques
2007
1st Place
Ms. Mitzi Roberts, EdD,RDMS,RDCS,RT(R) , Ms. Cindy A Owen, RDMS,RVT,FSDMS
Arterial Vascular Hemodynamics
2007
2nd Place
Dr. Asad V Sheikh, MD,RDCS
Fetal Echocardiography and the Routine Obstetric Sonogram
2007
3rd Place
Ms. Ashley E Smith, BS,RDMS,RVT,RT(R) , Dr. Kevin D Evans, PhD,RDMS,RVS,RT(R)(M)(BD),FSDMS,FAIUM
Sonographic and Vascular Assessment of Axillary Lymph Nodes: A Review
2006
1st Place
Mr. Timothy S Gibbs, BS,RDMS,RVT,RT(R),CNMT
The Use of Sonography in the Identification, Localization, and Removal of Soft Tissue Foreign Bodies
2006
3rd Place
Ms. Rita A France, BS,RDMS,RDCS,RT(R)
A Review of Fetal Circulation and the Segmantal Approach in Fetal Echocardiography
2005
1st Place
Ms. Priscilla J Peters, RDCS,FASE
Infective Endocarditis
2005
2nd Place
Ms. Susan R Stephenson, MS,MAEd,RDMS,RVT,RT(R)
3D and 4D Sonography History and Theory
2005
3rd Place
Ms. Carolyn Coffin, MPH,RDMS,RDCS,RVT,RT(R),FSDMS , Ms. Susan L Murphey, BS,RDMS,RDCS
The Potential Reduction in Musculoskeletal Injury in the Nonscanning Arm by Using VoiceScan Technology During Sonographic Examinations
2004
1st Place
Mr. Alan D Waggoner, MHS,RDCS,FSDMS
Echocardiographic Assessment of Left Ventricular Structure in Hypertension and the Impact on Clinical Outcomes
2004
2nd Place
Mr. Ted Scott
Sonographic Detection of the Normal Appendix: Does the Combination of Real-Time Spatial Compounding and Tissue Harmonic Imaging Make a Difference?
2004
3rd Place
Ms. Sondi S Troy-McLaughlin, MS,RDMS,RDCS,RVT , Ms. Dora D DiGiacinto, MEd,RDMS,RDCS,FSDMS
Advancement of Higher Education in Sonography: Is Distance Education the Answer?
2003
1st Place
Ms. Lee A Pendergast, RDMS,RT(R) , Dr. Michelle C Wilson, EdD,RDMS,RDCS,FSDMS
Intussusception: A Sonographer's Perspective
2003
3rd Place
Ms. Karen S Bubb, RDMS,RVT,RT(R) , Ms. Cynthia G Hooper, BS,RDMS,RVT
The Role of Sonography in Breast Conservation Therapy Using Breast Brachytherapy
2002
1st Place
Mr. Daniel A Merton, BS,RDMS,FSDMS,FAIUM
Contrast-Enhanced Hepatic Sonography
2002
2nd Place
Mr. Alan D Waggoner, MHS,RDCS,FSDMS
Alternative Echocardiographic Methods to Assess Left Ventricular Diastolic Function
2002
3rd Place
Mr. Jeff W Pope, RDMS,RDCS
Two-Dimensional Versus Three-Dimensional Ultrasound in the Evaluation of Endometrial Pathology: Does it Aid in Visualization?
2001
1st Place
Mr. Daniel A Merton, BS,RDMS,FSDMS,FAIUM
Multiplanar 3-Dimensional Neonatal Neurosonography: Initial Experiences and Potential Benefits
2001
2nd Place
Ms. Laurinda S Andrist, MBA,FSDMS , Ms. Rebecca F Elijah, BS,RDMS,RDCS,RVT
Developing a Plan for Routine 3-Dimensional Surface Rendering in Obstetrics
2001
3rd Place
Dr. A Thomas Stavros, MD , Ms. Cynthia L Rapp, BS,RDMS,RDCS,FSDMS,FAIUM
Coded Harmonics in Breast Ultrasound; Does It Make a Difference?
2000
1st Place
Ms. Cynthia L Peterson, MPH,RDMS,RVT,RT(R)
Contrast-Enhanced Sonography in Patients with Renal Pathology
2000
2nd Place
Dr. Kevin D Evans, PhD,RDMS,RVS,RT(R)(M)(BD),FSDMS,FAIUM
A Cost Utility Analysis of Sonohysterography Compared With Hysteroscopic Evaluation for Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
2000
3rd Place
Mr. Daniel A Merton, BS,RDMS,FSDMS,FAIUM
An Easily Implemented Method to Improve Detection of Ultrasound Contrast In Body Tissues Frame-one Imaging
1999
1st Place
Ms. Sharon A Durbin, MS,RDMS,RN
The Use of Ultrasound to Identify Fetuses with Down Syndrome: Case Study and Review
1999
2nd Place
Ms. Kimberly K Chadwell, RDCS , Ms. Lisa C LeVan, RDMS
Standard Versus Simplified Proximal Isovelocity Surface Area: An Echocardiographic Approach
1999
3rd Place
Ms. Cynthia L Rapp, BS,RDMS,RDCS,FSDMS,FAIUM , Dr. A Thomas Stavros, MD
Ultrasound of Abdominal Wall Hernias
1998
2nd Place
Mr. Jim Baun, BS,RDMS,RVT,FSDMS
Evaluating a Patient With Leg Pain: A Clinical Guide
1998
3rd Place
Ms. Linda A Cox, MS,RT(MR)(R)(CT)
Renal Transplant: A Review
1997
1st Place
Mr. Alan D Waggoner, MHS,RDCS,FSDMS
Importance of Recording Pulmonary Venous Flow Velocities with Transthoracic or Transesophageal Echocardiography
1997
2nd Place
Mr. Terry J DuBose, MS,RDMS,FSDMS,FAIUM
Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Interactive Video and Distance Learning
1997
3rd Place
Dr. Joyce A Miller, RDMS
The Use of Learning Styles in Sonography Education
1995
1st Place
Mr. Alan D Waggoner, MHS,RDCS,FSDMS
Quantitative Echocardiography, Part III
1995
2nd Place
Mr. Scott S Hanson, RDMS,RDCS,RVT , Ms. Danielle M Grafe, RDMS
Sonographic Detection of Renal Artery Stenosis
1994
1st Place
Mr. Alan D Waggoner, MHS,RDCS,FSDMS
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1993
1st Place
Mr. Daniel A Merton, BS,RDMS,FSDMS,FAIUM
Ultrasound Examination of Invasive Procedure Puncture Site Complications
1993
2nd Place
Mr. Alan D Waggoner, MHS,RDCS,FSDMS
Quantitative Echocardiography, Part I
1991
2nd Place
Ms. Lisa B Newberry, MS,RDMS
Duplex Sonography in the Evaluation of Pancreas Transplants
1991
3rd Place
Mr. Alan D Waggoner, MHS,RDCS,FSDMS
Two-Dimensional Doppler Echocardiographic Derived Aortic Valve Area in Aortic Stenosis
1989
1st Place
Mr. Koby Kincaid, RDMS,RDCS
Prenatal Sonographic Detection of Cleft Lip and Palate
1989
2nd Place
Mr. Terrence L Tye, MS,RDMS,RDCS,FSDMS
Transesophageal Echocardiography-An Introduction for Ultrasonographers
1989
3rd Place
Mr. Alan D Waggoner, MHS,RDCS,FSDMS
Tricuspid Regurgitation-The Importance of Combining Two-dimensional Echocardiography, Color-Flow Imaging, and Contrast-Enhanced Continuous Wave Doppler in Assessment of Severity
1988
3rd Place
Ms. Beverly Beckley, RDMS,RDCS,RT(R)
Intrauterine Diagnosis of Abdominal Wall Defects
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