Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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SDMS President's Message - October 2020

by Ted Whitten
TedWhitten_200x300Dear SDMS Members, 

I am very excited to announce the recipients of the following SDMS awards. The recipients were recognized September 25, 2020 during the 2020 SDMS Annual Conference – Virtual Edition. Please join me in congratulating them not only for a job well done, but also for their contribution to our profession.







Sonographer and Student Poster Competitions

Posters report the results of a research study completed by the author(s). Posters are judged on presentation, content, and originality and presented during the SDMS Annual Conference. You can access all of the SDMS Poster Competition posters and associated post-tests on the SDMS website.

Sonographer Poster 1st Place
Isolated Fallopian Tube Torsion (IFTT): Differentiation Between a Common Verses a Rare Pelvic Pathology
Sara Baker, MEd, RDMS, RVT, RMSKS, RT(R), FSDMS

2020 Sonographer Poster 1st Place - Isolated Fallopian Tube Torsion

Sonographer Poster 2nd Place
Go With The Flow: VCUG vs. Ce-VUS in Diagnosing Vesicoureteral Reflux in Pediatric Patients

Cara Hill, BS, RDMS, RVT, RT(R)


2020 Sonographer Poster 2nd Place - Go With The Flow

Student Poster 1st Place
COVID-19 & Ultrasound: Monitoring Lung Conditions in COVID-19 Patients
Elizabeth Hirschauer & Michaela Walker
Laramie County Community College
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

2020 Student Poster 1st Place - COVID-19 & Ultrasound

Student Poster 2nd Place
Utilizing Echocardiography: Differentiating Amyloidosis from Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Systemic Hypertension
Megan Horst, Amira Mazar, Jacob Peterson & Katherine Raehsler
Mayo Clinic School of Health Science
Echocardiography Program

2020 Student Poster 2nd Place - Utilizing Echocardiography


Scientific Presentation Competition

The Scientific Presentation Competition evaluates sonographers’ original summary papers on clinical research, educational techniques, patient care, sonography department management, case studies presenting a diagnostic challenge, or other areas related to diagnostic medical sonography.

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1st Place
Sonographic First Trimester Diagnosis of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: A Case Report
Emily Hildebrand, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT


Scientific Presentation Competition 2nd Place

2nd Place
Diagnosing Temporal Arteritis: Can Ultrasound Replace Temporal Artery Biopsy?
Douglas Clem, PhD, RDCS, RVT, Victoria Gowen, BHS, RDMS,
Brooklyn McCann, BHS, RDMS & Madeline Scott, BHS, RDMS

W. Frederick Sample Student Excellence Awards

The W. Frederick Sample Student Excellence Awards recognizes outstanding writing in the field of diagnostic medical sonography. Named in memory of W. Frederick Sample, MD, who made tremendous contributions to the growth and development of the field of sonography, the awards encourage students to submit original research and literature review papers to the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS).

Original Research

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1st Place
The Impact of Sex and Height on Femoral 
Intercondylar Width as Assessed with Ultrasound
Annie Hurst
The University of Missouri – Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Program


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2nd Place
The Gastrointestinal Response to Stress Detected by Ultrasound
Annie Lewis
The University of Missouri - Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Program

Literature Review

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1st Place
Comparing the Use of Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography to Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in the Detection of Coronary Artery Disease
Dana Taylor
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program


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2nd Place
Echocardiographic Tools for Assessing Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiotoxicity
Tiara Scott
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program


Kenneth R. Gottesfeld Award

The Kenneth R. Gottesfeld Award recognizes sonographers for the publication of their outstanding research or review articles in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS).

1st Place

Addition of Subdiaphragmatic Vessels in Evaluation of Hemodynamically Significant Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Premature Infants
Joy Guthrie, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, ACS, RCS, RCCS, RVS, FSDMS, FASE

2nd Place
Glow Powder: See the Germs? An Innovative Teaching Technique in a Student Sonography Laboratory
Yosefa J. Pessin, DHSc, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
Eric P. Matthews, PhD, RT(R)(CV)(MR), EMT

3rd Place
A Longitudinal Study to Assess Abdominal Adioposity by Sonography, DXA, and BMI
A. Nicole Stigall, MS, RDMS, RVT
Randee L. Hunter, PhD
Kevin D. Evans, PhD, RT(R)(M)(BD), RDMS, RVS, FSDMS, FAIUM
Coleen K. Spees, PhD, MEd, RDN, LD, FAND

Congratulations to all!

Sincerely,

TedWhitten

Ted Whitten, BA, RDMS, RVT, FSDMS
SDMS and SDMS Foundation President