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.
In 2009, the State of New Mexico (NM) enacted legislation that required diagnostic medical sonographers (as well as magnetic resonance technologists) working in NM to be licensed by the state like their counterparts in other medical imaging modalities. The NM Department of Environment’s Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Program was tasked with implementation of the legislation. On July 1, 2019, the regulations to implement the licensure requirement will finally take effect.
If you (or your sonographer colleagues) have not yet applied for a license, it is imperative that you complete the NM license application process. Note that to be licensed as a sonographer, NM requires at least one current sonography certification/credential from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), Cardiac Credentialing International (CCI), or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Students enrolled in sonography education programs are exempt from NM licensure. However, students should obtain a sonography certification/credential as soon as possible following completion of the educational program so they can apply for a NM license. Sonographers who only perform sonography at a federal facility in NM are exempt from state licensure (but if they also “moonlight” and perform sonography at a non-federal facility, they must hold a NM sonographer license).
Additional information about the licensure requirements, application process, fees, etc., including answers to some “Frequently Asked Questions” are available on the state agency’s website. Specific questions about the application process or status of a licensure application should be directed to:
Stephen Sanchez, Program Administrator
Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Program
NM Department of Environment
2745 Dallas Pkwy Ste 350, Plano, TX 75093 USA
Tel: +1 214.473.8057 or 1.800.229.9506
Fax: +1 214.473.8563
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