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  • SDMS President's Message - October 2020

    by Ted Whitten | Oct 07, 2020
    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

    ‚Äč3rd 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