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.
The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) is pleased to announce that the revised Scope of Practice and Clinical Standards for the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is now available.
In May 2013, representatives from sixteen organizations began the process of revising the existing Scope of Practice and Clinical Practice Standards for the Diagnostic Ultrasound Professional, which was last revised in 2000. The collaborative process, unrestricted dialogue, and exchange of ideas resulted in a document that defines the scope of practice and clinical standards for diagnostic medical sonographers and describes their role as members of the healthcare team. The document reflects the critical importance of sonographer certification and the wide-range of clinical environments where sonographers practice. It also recognizes that federal and state laws, accreditation standards, and lawful facility policies and procedures may supersede the document’s standards.
The following organizations participated in the revision of the Scope of Practice and Clinical Standards for the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. The organizations that have formally endorsed the document (as of June 1, 2015) are identified with the * symbol. Supporting organizations are identified with the ** symbol.
Download the revised Scope of Practice and Clinical Standards for the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.
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