Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

SDMS Announcements

SDMS President's Message - October 2023

by Mitzi Roberts
Mitzi Roberts SDMS President
Dear SDMS Members,

II am very excited to announce the recipients of the following SDMS awards. Please join me in congratulating them not only for a job well done, but also for their contributions to our profession. All recipients were recognized at the 202​3 SDMS Annual Conference, September 21 – 23 in National Harbor, MD.

 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.

Sonographer Poster 1st Place

Sonography of the Tonsils: A Pictorial Review

Tara K. Cielma, BS, RT(S), RDMS, RDCS, RVT, FSDMS
Anjum N. Bandarkar, MD

Tara K. Cielma, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(S), FSDMS     Anjum N. Bandarkar, MD

Sonographer Poster 2nd Place

An Enhanced Diagnosis: CEUS Assisted Identification of a Rare Case of Splenic Autoamputation 
Cara Hill, BS, RDMS, RVT, RT(R)

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

Student Poster 1st Place

The Use of 3D and 4D Ultrasound in Conjunction with Virtual Reality Renderings in the Detection of Congenital Fetal Anomalies: A State-of-the-Art Review 

Courtney E. Grutza
Emily Kline
Anastasia Smith
Grand Valley State University – Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Courtney E. Grutza     Emily Kline

Anastasia Smith

Student Poster 2nd Place

Applications of 3D Transvaginal Ultrasound that Aid Patients Undergoing IVF: A State-of-the-Art Review
Maria Egenolf
Ava Gerweck
Breanne Mallison
Kendal Robison
Grand Valley State University – Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Maria Egenolf     avaGerweck

Breanne Mallison     Kendal Robison

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.

1st Place

Using Evidenced-Based Practices to Improve Sonography Scan Lab Instruction: Peyton’s 4-Step Approach
Kathryn Wampler, MA, RT(R), RDMS, RVT
Brandy Sundberg, MHPTT, RT(R), RDMS
Kimberly Michael, MA, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, FSDMS

Kate Wampler     Brandy Sundberg

Kim Michael

2nd Place

Sonographer Burnout: Use of the Maslach Burnout Inventory to Initiate Change in the Workplace
Ivonne Murillo, MHS, BS, RDMS, NTQR
Douglas W. Clem, PhD, RDCS, RVT

Ivonne Murillo      Douglas Clem

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).

Literature Review

1st Place

The Comparison of Endobronchial Ultrasound and Endoscopic Ultrasound in Lung Cancer Staging

Kathy Zong Lee
The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center – Sonography Program

Kathy Lee Zong

2nd Place

Detection and Comparison of Malignant Thyroid Nodules Using Conventional Sonography, Contrast-Enhanced Sonography, and Shear Wave Elastography
Megan R. Mayfield
The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center – Sonography Program

Megan R. Mayfield

Original Research

1st Place

The Prevalence of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders and Understanding the Relationship to Work-Related Burnout
Danielle Amos, BSMIRS
The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center – Sonography Program

Danielle Amos, BSMIRS

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

SARS-CoV-2 Survivors with Chronic Health Conditions: A Pilot Study on "COVID Long-Haulers" 
Kevin D. Evans, PhD, RT(R)(M)(BD), RDMS, RVS, FSDMS, FAIUM
Isaiah W. Bloom, BS
Nicole Stigall-Weikle, PhD, RDMS, RVT
Tara Weaver, BS, RDMS, RVT
Munaju Gunasena, BS
Nicolas T. Funderburg, PhD
Namal P. M. Liyanage, PhD

Kevin D. Evans & Isaiah W. Bloom

2nd Place

Pain Levels and Injuries by Sonographic Specialty: A Research Study
Amanda Hogan, DBA, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(R)

Amanda Hogan, DBA, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(R)

Congratulations to all and I hope that you will consider applying for an SDMS award in the future.

Mitzi Roberts, ​EdD, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, FSDMS
SDMS and SDMS Foundation President