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SDMS President's Message - October 2017

by Sheryl Goss
SherylGoss_2014_with-title-and-paddingPlease join me in congratulating the recipients of the following SDMS awards. The award recipients will be recognized at the SDMS & SDMS Foundation Awards Dinner at the 2017 SDMS Annual Conference, October 12 – 15 in Dallas, Texas.

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:
Joe Ryan Anderson, BS
The Ultrasound Differentiation of Pleural Lining Thickening in Smokers vs. Nonsmokers

2nd Place:
Courtney Chandler, BS
The Gold Standard of Rotator Cuff Imaging: An Investigation into Why Magnetic Resonance Imaging is Preferred over Ultrasound

Literature Review
1st Place:

Madison Stafford, RDCS
Comparison of Transthoracic Echocardiography, Transesophageal Echocardiography, and Transcranial Doppler in the Detection of Patent Foramen Ovale 

2nd Place (Tie):

Sutton Halferty, RT(R)
The Use of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound to Improve Diagnosis of Liver Lesions

2nd Place (Tie):
Carissa Zinn, RDMS
The Efficacy of Using a Four-Chamber, Outflow Tract and Three-Vessel View When Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease

Poster presentations report the results of a research study completed by the author(s). Posters are judged on presentation (appearance), content, and originality and presented during the SDMS Annual Conference. Be sure to stop by the SDMS Exhibit Hall to view the posters on display.

Sonographer Poster
1st Place:

Shawn Roll, PhD, RMSKS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Jennifer Alberts, RDMS
Dynamic Sonographic Evaluation of Median Nerve Changes During Hand Grip

2nd Place:
Talisha Hunt, BSRT, RDMS, RVT, RDCS
Evaluation of Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair Identifying Endoleaks Using Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound

Student Poster
1st Place:

Kaitlyn Marsh
Mariah Isom
Effect of Visual Distance on Ophthalmic Artery Flow and Ocular Discomfort

2nd Place:
Margaret Perkins
Annuja Mathivanan
Rachel Steinbeck
The Effects of Vegetarian vs. Omnivore Diets on Gallbladder Ejection Fraction

The Scientific Presentation Competition, which is a two part competition, encourages sonographers to get involved by writing original presentation summary papers that may address clinical research, educational techniques, patient care, sonography department management, case studies presenting a diagnostic challenge, or other areas related to diagnostic medical sonography.

1st Place:
Kelsy Fisher, MHS, RDMS, RVT, RDCS
Courtney Sorensen, BGS, RDMS
Sonographic Detection and Serial Assessment of Abernethy Malformation in a Male Patient with Rare Symptomology: A Case Study 

2nd Place:
Kimberly Michael, MA, RT(R), RDMS, RVT
Tanya Custer, MS, RT(R)(T)
Open Book Testing in Ultrasound Physics: Student Perceptions and Outcomes

The SDMS Foundation Sonography Student and Sonographer Scholarship Programs provide a $2,500 scholarship to deserving sonography students and sonographers who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in an educational program in diagnostic medical sonography or cardiovascular technology which has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Sonographer Student Scholarship Program
Sophie Debus

Laramie County Community College — Diagnostic Medical Sonography — Cheyenne, WY

Benjamin Levin
New York Methodist Hospital — Diagnostic Medical Sonography — Brooklyn, NY

Sonographer Advanced Degree Scholarship Program
Olivia Bush, BS, RDMS, RVT, RT(R)

The University of Alabama — Master of Arts in Health Studies — Tuscaloosa, AL


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

Thank You Sonographers