Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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SDMS President's Message - October 2016

by Sheryl Goss

Please join me in congratulating the recipients of the following SDMS awards. The award recipients were recognized at the SDMS & SDMS Foundation Awards Dinner at the 2016 SDMS Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, September 29 – October 2, 2016. 


The SDMS Foundation provides $2,500 scholarships to deserving sonography students and sonographers.

Sonography Student Scholarship Recipients

Johanna Correa
Austin Community College – Diagnostic Medical Sonography – Austin, TX

Karen Foster
Harrisburg Area Community College – Cardiac Sonography – Lancaster, PA

Sonographer Advanced Degree Scholarship Recipient

Sara Whitcomb
Indiana University Northwest – Bachelor in Radiologic Sciences – Gary, IN 

This award acknowledges outstanding achievement in writing in the field of diagnostic medical sonography. The award is named in memory of W. Frederick Sample, MD, whose tremendous contributions to the growth and development of the field of sonography have influenced sonographers and physicians. Because of Dr. Sample's dedication to teaching and research, this award is given to outstanding students in diagnostic medical sonography.

Original Research

1st Place

Amanda Barlish, BHS
Evaluation of the Relationship Between Pancreatic Echogenicity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

2nd Place

Rachel Gaffney, BA
Sonographic Visualization of the Temporomandibular Joint Comparing Multiple Transducer Approaches

Literature Review

1st Place

Karl Fincken, BS
Hemodialysis – Improving Arteriovenous Fistula Access through Drug-Eluting Devices and the Role of Vascular Ultrasound Imaging: A Literature Review

2nd Place

Abigail Cone
The Role of Echocardiography in Determining Radiofrequency Ablation versus Cryoablation for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation: A Literature Review 

Posters report the results of a research topic review or literature review, scientific process or original research, or a case study. Posters were displayed at the 2016 SDMS Annual Conference.

Sonographer Poster Competition

1st Place

Douglas Clem, PhD, RDCS, RVT and Sharlette Anderson, MHS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
Sonographic Evaluation of Cardiorenal Syndrome: A Literature Review

2nd Place

Moe Woldemariam, RDMS, RVT and Kevin Evans, PhD, RT(R)(M)(BD), RDMS, RVS, FSDMS
Determining the Value of Abdominal Visceral Fat Thickness Measured with Sonography: Feasibility

3rd Place

Tam Barrows, RDMS, RVT
The Correlation Between the Doppler Angle to Flow and the Accurate Velocity of Flow in Pulse Wave Doppler

Student Poster Competition

1st Place

Cam Vu, Kimberly Jones, and Georgia Rudd
El Centro College Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
Scrotal Imaging: Preparation and Stabilization

2nd Place

Ashley Breckenridge, Danielle Dowdy, and Emily Bromagen
University of Missouri Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Program
Short-term Effect of Scanning on the Radial Nerve and Flexor Muscle in First Year Sonography Students

3rd Place

Jodi Pennings and Sandra Graham
Grand Valley State University Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program 
A Comparison of Thermal Effects Between 2D and 4D Ultrasound on Simulated Fetal Tissues


Sheyl Goss Signature
Sheryl Goss, MS, RT(R)(S), RDMS, RDCS, RVT, FSDMS 
SDMS and SDMS Foundation President