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  1. 1. SDMS News Wave  January 2012 1 In this issue cover story: ARDMS to Launch Exam for MSK Sonography Credential This Fall • 4 Attention Advanced Practice Sonographers and Ultrasound Practitioners • Congratulations Jill Trotter • All CCI Examinations ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 Accredited • 5 SDMS Product Spotlight • 6 SDMS Election 2012 • Call for Nominations – SDMS Awards • 7 2011 SDMS Foundation Donors • 11 Exhibitors! Be a part of the 2012 SDMS Annual Conference in Seattle! • Congratulations to January’s $100 VISA Gift Card Winner! • 12 First Sonography Bachelor’s Degree Students on the Continent of Africa! • 13 SDMS Fellow Spotlight • 14 New Member Scan • 15 Upcoming SDMS Webinars • 16 SDMS Welcomes New Members Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography www.sdms.org SDMS News Wave is published to inform SDMS members of meetings, events and policies as well as trends and issues in the sonography profession. Comments, questions or concerns about the articles appearing in SDMS News Wave, should be directed to newswave@sdms.org. By Beth W. Orenstein Musculoskeletal (MSK) sonography, which is used in the evaluation and treatment of joint and soft-tissue diseases, has long been popular in Europe and other countries overseas. While MSK sonography isn’t used as widely in the United States, it has been growing rapidly here over the last decade as well. As the U.S. looks at ways to reduce health-care costs yet maintain quality, and, as concerns about radiation safety grow, more American physicians are expected to use MSK sonography - not only to diagnose but also to treat musculoskeletal injuries. In response to this growing demand worldwide, the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) is launching an MSK sonography credential. ARDMS will begin accepting examination applications for its Registered in Musculoskeletal™ (RMSK™) ARDMS to Launch Exam for MSK Sonography Credential This Fall sonography credential this summer. Medical professionals will be able to take the exam starting in mid-September. ARDMS CEO and Executive Director Dale R. Cyr says the ARDMS RMSK credential is a pioneering effort in the field of sonography. It was established, he says,“to bridge global and continued
  2. 2. SDMS News Wave  January 2012 2 domestic musculoskeletal sonography practices and build a community of health-care professionals working toward the same goal of patient safety through standardized practice.” At first, ARDMS is expecting to see a greater demand for the new exam overseas where MSK is the number one or number two most commonly performed sonographic study.“Outside of North America, it fluctuates between OB/GYN and MSK, ”says Kevin D. Evans, PhD, RT(R)(M)(BD), RDMS, RVS, FSDMS, Chair of the ARDMS Board of Directors. However, he says, “as MSK sonography becomes more common in the United States, ARDMS expects to see the U.S. demand for this new credential to increase dramatically.” RMSK answers a growing need ARDMS has been working on developing the RMSK credential for several years because of the growing interest it has seen.“One of the reasons we started looking into developing the RMSK credential was the growing use of MSK sonography in the U.S. and because we were getting so many inquiries from our Registrants and the medical community at large,” Evans says.“It’s an exciting time for ARDMS and practice of sonography.” Before deciding to go ahead with developing the MSK exam, ARDMS surveyed the marketplace and found interest to be at a high level.“The ARDMS mission is to promote quality care and patient safety through the certification and continuing competency of ultrasound professionals, ”says Evans.“MSK sonography is quickly becoming a worldwide imaging standard. It was clear that a professional credential in that specialty is both timely and needed. ” The MSK credentialing exam will be open to medical professionals who practice musculoskeletal ultrasound. That includes not only sonographers but also physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, sports medicine practitioners, osteopathic surgeons, radiologists, chiropractors, rheumatologists, podiatrists and orthopedic surgeons. The same exam will be given to physicians and non-physicians. The MSK exam will be a single exam with the sonography principles and instrumentation content all rolled into it. Because the exam is open to anyone who practices MSK ultrasound, it’s modeled more after ARDMS’s RPVI (Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation) exam than other sonographer exams, Evans says. There will be one prerequisite applicants will need to meet, Evans says, but it has yet to be announced. It’s likely those who register for the exam will hold an existing medical degree or certification and will have performed a certain number of MSK studies, he says. “The prerequisite was designed so that a vast majority of medical professionals will be eligible to take the MSK exam and that anyone using MSK sonography should be able to take it, ”Evans says. Exam content being developed The content outline for the RMSK credential is available at www.ARDMS.org/RMSK. According to the outline, the tasks to be covered include: anatomy and physiology (28 %) pathology (28 %), patient care (2%), integration of data (8%), protocols (15%), physics and instrumentation (7%), treatment (10%) and“other” (2%). The anatomic areas to be covered will include: shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot, soft tissue and general. It’s still undecided whether the RMSK credential exam will be all multiple choice questions or include advanced item types – where the questions involve simulated ultrasound consoles. Such questions might list a problem statement and display the controls of an ultrasound machine. The test-taker would be asked to adjust the controls that translate to a correct solution to the problem. Or it could be that the test-takers are asked to use their mouse to indicate a particular detail of the image on the screen. Item writers are working on the questions and,“they’re being vetted and reviewed, ”Evans says.“Multiple versions of the examination are being developed.” Because the vast majority of MSK sonography studies are done outside of the U.S., ARDMS has sought input from experts from around the world in developing the credential, Cyr notes. ARDMS is developing a practice version of the MSK examination and hopes to have it ready prior to the formal exam launch in mid-September.“Medical professionals will be able to visit the ARDMS website (www.ARDMS.org) and take a practice version of the MSK examination for a nominal fee, ”Evans says. Opportunity to take exam limited Because it is the first time it’s being given, the exam will have a window of about a month when it can be taken, Evans says.“Our other exams are administered all the time, ”Evans says,“but our MSK is going to be in a
  3. 3. SDMS News Wave  January 2012 3 specific time frame. We will announce the time frames in the spring and summer for the next several years of administration.” After the first group has taken the exam, ARDMS will determine what score test-takers will need to achieve in order to pass, says Ellen Julian, PhD, Director of Testing and Research at ARDMS. Dr. Julian explains why the test is scored that way: “Typically, the way we build a test, we have questions we’ve used in the past and know exactly how difficult they are. Those are the ones on which we score people and, because they are known quantities, we can calculate in advance the number correct needed to pass.” However, because this is a new test,“and we’ve never used any of the questions before, we don’t know how hard the questions will be and which ones are working well. We have to get all the data back and analyze the questions to determine what the cut score will be.” Also, because it’s a new test, examinees will not hear the results as quickly as other ARDMS credentialing exams.“We’re saying 60 days from the last test date, ”Dr. Julian says,“but we’re hoping to have the scores out in less time.” The first administration for the MSK exam will be mid-September to mid-October 2012. The second administration is slated for mid-March through mid-April 2013.“If demand is high enough, the MSK examination may move to continuous administration just like our other exams, ”Evans says. Sonographers who are interested also can sign-up on the ARDMS Website (www.ARDMS.org/RMSK) so that they will receive alerts about the RMSK exam when things are happening, Evans says. SDMS Annual Conference to include MSK Sonographers who are interested in taking the new ARDMS RMSK exam can prepare by attending this year’s SDMS Annual Conference, Sept. 20-23, at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle. At this year’s conference, musculoskeletal ultrasound will be part of the abdominal track. Janette Wybo, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, Program Coordinator at Providence Hospital School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and a member of the SDMS Conference Management Committee, says MSK sonography is one of the most requested topics by attendees. The Thursday tutorial will have two 90-minute MSK lectures with hands-on scanning by invited faculty, Veronica Rodriguez, RDMS, CEO, of Great Lakes Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Inc. Rodriquez has 15 years of experience dedicated to MSK sonography and has conducted lectures and scanning workshops at national and international musculoskeletal conferences, Wybo says. At the first Thursday session, Rodriguez will lecture on shoulder scanning protocol and sonographic appearances with the majority of time devoted to live scanning. The second session will focus on MSK scanning of the ankle, knee, wrist and elbow. “To make the session most effective for everyone, there will be dual screens with a videographer projecting scanning transducer placement along with displayed machine image, ”Wybo says.“This worked out well for attendees last year for scanning technique and instruction, ”she notes. During the main conference track, the SDMS Conference Management Committee has asked Sandra J. Allison, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., to return as part of the conference faculty. Dr. Allison has a passion for musculoskeletal imaging and will be giving two lectures on MSK ultrasound and their applications for the upper and lower extremities. She will focus on how ultrasound has advanced in imaging and diagnosis along with what circumstances it should be the modality of choice for clinicians. “Attendees have enjoyed Dr. Allison’s lectures as part of the SDMS conference in the past and we are excited she will be joining us in Seattle, ”Wybo says. Beth W. Orenstein is writer for SDMS.
  4. 4. SDMS News Wave  January 2012 4 Congratulations The SDMS would like to congratulate Jill Trotter, BS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT on being awarded the prestigious Vanderbilt Radiology Chairman’s Leadership Award. Jill is the Director of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at Vanderbilt University. She also currently serves on the SDMS Foundation Board and is a former SDMS Board member. JillTrotter,BS,RT(R),RDMS,RVT Attention Advanced Practice Sonographers and Ultrasound Practitioners Your Participation Requested in a Survey The Advanced Practice Committee of the SDMS, in collaboration with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), is hosting an“Advanced Practice in Sonography” survey during the month of February. SDMS is soliciting participation from sonographers who are currently functioning in the capacity of a mid-level provider, physician extender. The link to complete this survey is: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LT9YMJB The SDMS has been actively working on the concept of an Ultrasound Practitioner (UP) for over a decade. The foundation for the UP concept is the creation of a mid-level provider of sonography services that functions as a physician extender. While there is currently no“official”designation, title, or certification examination associated with this position, we know that some sonographers are currently functioning at this level. It is important that we know and understand the extent to which some sonographers have already moved into this role, and the responsibilities and clinical activities that they have assumed in making this transition. To document this information to aid in future decisions, the SDMS and ARDMS have developed this survey. We ask that sonographers who are currently functioning in this physician extender role (not to be interpreted as a“lead sonographer”or the SDMS APS membership classification, to complete the survey). For purposes of this survey, this sonography physician extender shall be referred to as an Ultrasound Practitioner. All CCI Examinations ANSI/ ISO/IEC 17024 Accredited Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) announced that as of December 2011, all eight CCI examinations are accredited by the American National Standards Institute under the ANSI/ ISO/IEC 17024 Program. Visit http://cci-online. org/sites/default/files/CCI%20ANSI%20Press%20 Release-Dec2011.pdf to read the CCI press release. Registry News Want to keep up with the latest news and developments from the sonography registries? here are some handy links: CCI Pulse http://www.cci-online.org/pulse/Fall2011/Fall_ Pulse_2011.pdf (current issue) http://www.cci-online.org/content/pulse-newsletter- archives (archive) ARDMS News Wire http://www.ardms.org/news_multimedia/news_wire/ ARRT News Feed https://www.arrt.org/News/ https://www.arrt.org/News/rssFeed.xml (RSS Feed)
  5. 5. SDMS News Wave  January 2012 5 SDMS Product Spotlight - Cardiac Sonography! The SDMS Online Store is your one-stop shop for cardiac sonography! This is just a sampling of the many cardiac sonography items you’ll find at www.sdms.org/store. The SDMS National Certification Examination Review (NCER) Series cardiac sonography registry reviews can be purchased separately or as a package combined with the SPI NCER. Registry Review – Adult Cardiac Sonography Item #: 7702 CME Credits: 13.25 This publication features modules dedicated to instru- mentation, cardiac hemodynamics, anatomy, physiology, congenital and acquired pathology, clinical assessment, sonographic techniques and appearances as related to both normal and abnormal findings, and special procedures. Registry Review – Fetal Cardiac Sonography Item #: 7704 CME Credits: 3.5 This publication features modules relating to instrumenta- tion, embryologic development, fetal circulation, sono- graphic views and techniques, structural and rhythmic abnormalities, and sonographic appearances are fully detailed. Indications, risk factors, and influences which can result in compromised circulation, fetal growth, and viability are included. 117+ questions. Registry Review – Pediatric Cardiac Sonography Item #: 7707 CME Credits: 7.25 This publication features detailed modules on instrumentation, cardiac embryology, echocardiographic technique to include transesophageal and stress, congenital and acquired abnormalities, treatment and repair techniques, special procedures, and corresponding echocardiographic appearances. 260 questions. Echocardiography Review Barton Bean, RVT, and Kathleen Oss, BS, RDMS Item #: 8597 CME Credits: Not Available An indispensible resource for RDCS candidates containing 679 questions and answers with brief explanations and key references for further study. This self-assessment study manual tells you how to take a multiple-choice examination. It simulates the examination experience so that you are comfortable and confident with the format. It lets you identify your strengths and weaknesses and tests your progress so that you can study efficiently. Coverage includes anatomy, physiology, clinical indications, physical principles, instrumentation, technical performance, specific diseases and disorders, interpretation, safety, and quality assurance. Written by eight well-known authors, including Sandra Hagen-Ansert and Dr. David Sahn of UC San Diego. Especially effective in combination with Ultrasound Physics Review. 160 pp Fetal Echocardiography Julia A. Drose, BA, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Item #: 7554 CME Credits: Not available Perfect for both the novice learning to perform fetal echocardiography, as well as the expert needing more details of various anomalies, this comprehensive text/atlas covers everything you need to know. It incorporates a practical, multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and management with contributors from various medical specialties. You’ll find complete information on physiology, detailed guidelines on how to perform a fetal echocardiogram, and highly illustrated coverage of various congenital heart abnormalities. Full-color images, coverage of the latest technologies, and a new companion CD keep you up to date with the latest in this fast-changing field. Echo Made Easy Sam Kaddoura, BSc, BM, BCh, DIC, PhD, FRCP, FESC, FACC Item #: 7549 CME Credits: Not available This best-selling and highly-praised book provides a practical and clinically useful introduction to echo. The author explains the echo techniques available, what an echo can and cannot give, and, importantly, puts echo into a clinical perspective. The sections are ordered with the techniques most often used to diagnose a particular clinical problem explained first. The final chapter deals with special clinical situations.
  6. 6. SDMS News Wave  January 2012 6 Joan P. Baker Pioneer Award In 1994, the SDMS established the Joan P. Baker Pioneer Award in honor of Joan P. Baker, MSR, RDMS, RDCS, FSDMS for her significant contributions to the sonography profession. SDMS Distinguished Educator Award The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) is dedicated to recognizing and honoring exceptional sonography educators. The SDMS Distinguished Educator Award honors exceptional educators in the field of diagnostic medical sonography. SDMS Fellow Membership The SDMS Fellow membership category recognizes individual members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of sonography and to the SDMS. A SDMS Fellow exhibits professional qualities and attributes by contributing to the advancement of sonography and sustained contribution to the SDMS. Send completed nomination forms (available at http://www.sdms.org/members/awards/ to the SDMS Membership Department at awards@sdms.org. Nomination forms must be received by March 15, 2012. Nominate a Colleague for a SDMS Award Due Date: March 15, 2012 SDMS is now accepting nominations for the Joan P. Baker Pioneer Award and SDMS Distinguished Educator Award as well as SDMS Fellow Membership. DEADLINE: February 10, 2012 SDMS members may submit their nominations for the following elected positions. http://www.sdms.org/members/nominateform.asp SDMS Board of Directors: • At Large Director (3 open positions) • At Large Director – International SDMS Committee Positions: • Finance Committee Member (1 position open) • Nominating Committee Member (3 positions open) Call for Nominations for 2012 Elected Positions LAST CHANCE!
  7. 7. SDMS News Wave  January 2012 7 2011 SDMS Foundation Donors The SDMS and the SDMS Foundation would like to thank everyone who made donations in 2011. Your support enables the SDMS Foundation to provide scholarships, grants, and programs that benefit sonographers all over the world. Gold Level Catherine Babiak, MEd, RDMS, CRGS, MRT(R), FAIUM Phillip Bendick, PhD, RVT, FSDMS Serena Bierig, MPH, RDMS, RDCS, FSDMS, FASE Shannon Boswell, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, FSDMS Nancy Chouinard, MAppSc, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Paul Genender Sheryl Goss, MS, RT(R)(S), RDMS, RDCS, RVT Joy Guthrie, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RCS, RVS, FSDMS Don Haydon, CAE Charlotte Henningsen, MS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, FSDMS Diane Kawamura, PhD, RT(R), RDMS, FSDMS, FAIUM Don Kerns,CAE   Silver Level Beth Anderhub, MEd, RDMS, FSDMS John Bensmon Mimi Berman-Sandler, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, FSDMS Susan Boal, RDMS Merri Bremer, MEd, RN, RDCS Steven Britt Connie Busalacchi, RT(R)(M), RDMS Jacqueline Carlson, BA, RDMS, RDCS, FSDMS Mark Caviston, RDMS Myra Chason, BSN, RDMS, RVT Gale Cote, RT(R)(N), RDMS, RVT, CNMT, FSDMS Pamela Crawford, RT(R)(M), RDMS, RVT Stephanie Ellingson, MS, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT Pamela Foy, BS, RDMS, FSDMS Aimee Francois-Schnetzer, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Gila Gitlevich, BS, RDMS Sandra Hagen-Ansert, MS, RDMS, RDCS, FSDMS, FASE Brenda Hoopingarner, MS, RT(R)(CT), RDMS, RVT Jaime Iatesta, RCS Connie Johnson, RDMS Denise Kinches, BS, RT(R), RDMS Louise Kruz, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Kathryn Kuntz, MEd, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, FSDMS Ilie Lavu, RDMS Mark Mackey, BS, RDMS, RVT Luleta Maslak, RDMS John Matsuura, MD, RVT, RPVI Mary Rodriguez,CAE Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) Compass Knowledge SEAC, Inc Trajecsys Marsha Neumyer, BS, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU, FAIUM Barbara Pawlikowski, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT Craig Peneff, BS, RDMS, RVT Victor Reddick, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, FAIUM Catherine Rienzo, MS, RT(R), RDMS Harriet Roberts, RN, RVT Jean Lea Spitz, MPH, RDMS, FSDMS Susan Sroub, BA, RDMS, RVT Tammy Stearns, MS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Leland Stephens, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT JillTrotter, BS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT WinslowWhitten, BA, RDMS, RVT DianaYankowitz, RDMS, RDCS
  8. 8. SDMS News Wave  January 2012 8 Leeza Dickey, RDMS, RVT Matthew Dietrich, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT Alice Sue Dluhos, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Linda Dober, RT(R), RDCS Bryan Dodd, BS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Ginny Dodd, DVM Bryan Doldt, RDCS Paul Dominguez, RDMS Bernice Doring, RT(R), RDMS Dawn Driver, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Viorica Drobeniuc, RDMS, RVT Terry DuBose, MS, RDMS, FSDMS, FAIUM Douglas Dumas, RDMS, RDCS Amy Dunegan, RDMS, RVT Gudrun Durmon, RT(R)(M), RDMS John Edelblute, RDMS, RDCS Julie Edgell, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Diana Edler, RT(R), RDMS Donia Eid, RDMS Berit Eklund, RN, RDMS Susan Ensminger, RT(R), RDMS Simone Epstein, RDMS Christine Fahy, BS Annie Featherstone, RDMS Rosa Fernandez Mora, MPH, RT(R), RDMS Virginia Ficarra, RT(R), RDMS Melinda Finley, RDMS Heather Fiorello, RDMS Alan Flores, RT(R)(N), RDMS, CNMT Erin Flowers, LPN, RVT Dave Fontney Tammy Foraker, RVT Jennifer Fordyce, RDMS Traci Fox, MS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Vanessa Frick, RDMS Rosemarie Fridrick, RDMS Elizabeth Fuentes, RVS, RRT Nicolas Gaeta, RDMS, RVT Maureen Galang, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Antoinette Gardner, RT(R)(M), RDMS, RVT Shawna Garrett, RCS Tracy Gasperosky, RDMS Julija Gavrilova, RDMS Mary Beth Geagan, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Gregory Geary, MD, RVT, FACS Gino Gennari, RDMS Sarah George, BS, RCS Carla Jean Germinario, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Syed Ghazi, MD, RDMS Laura Giambrone, RDMS, RVT Richard Gill, BS Jorge Giraldo, RDMS Shelley Glaser, RDMS Andrea Goble, RT(R)(M), RVT Lyubov Goldman, RDMS Casey Golomboski, RDMS Louis Gomez, RDMS, RVT Lina Gonzalez Paulina Gonzalez, MD Steven Budd, RVS Diane Burda, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, FSDMS Kathleen Burnett, RDMS, RVT Courtney Burns, RDMS Myka Bussey-Campbell, MEd, RT(R), RDMS Gail Buurma, RDMS Helia Buyck, RN Sharon Calton, MS, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, FSDMS Patricia Cantu, BS, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT Paula Cardillo, MS, RDMS, RVT Annette Carlson, RT(R)(M), RDMS Lynn Carlton, RT(R)(M), RDMS Catherine Carr-Hoefer, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, FSDMS Mark Cartier, RT(R), RDMS Vincent Caruso, RDMS, RVT Diane Cervantez, RDMS Loraine Cestone, RT(R), RDMS Nandhini Chandran, BS Heather Chase, RT(R), RDMS Kara Chickering, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT Zinaida Chikviladze Erica Christiansen Iryna Chudnovska, RDMS, RVT Carol Chytka, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Darleen Cioffi-Ragan, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT William Clark, RCS, RVS Elizabeth Cline, RDMS Terri Coffey, BS, RDMS Jan Cohan, RDMS Mary-Ellen Cohen, RDMS George Colburn, RDMS Helena Collard, AS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Debra Conflitti, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Marcia Cooper, RT(R)(M)(CT)(QM), RDMS, RVT Mary Cooper, RDMS, RVT Kathleen Corcoran, RDMS, RDCS Sue Cornelius, RT(R), RDMS Deborah Corsoneti, RT(R)(M), RDMS Lisa Costello, RDMS Kimberly Crowell Torri Cruz, RT(R), RDMS Marianne Cullen, RDMS, RVT Reva Curry, PhD, RT(R), RDMS, FSDMS Anita Dahl, RT(R), RDMS Christine Dale, RT(R)(M)(BD), RDMS, RVT, CNMT Katherine Davie, BS, RDMS Ana Maria de Jesus, MS, RDMS Patricia Del Bondio, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Elizabeth Del Negro, RDMS Veronica Delahaye, RT(S), RDMS Jeanette Delk Susan DeMeo, RT(R)(M), RDMS Marianna Desmond, MEd, RT(R), RDMS Linda Desnoyers, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RCS Richard Dettman, MEd, RDCS, FASE John DeVilliers, RDMS, RVT Rosemarie Di Bartolomeo, RT(R), RDMS Aleen Diaz Marilyn Dickerson, MPH, RDMS, RVT Joan Addeo, RT(R)(M), RDMS Azeez Adeduntan, RVT Shamim Ahmed, MS, RDMS Tanweer Ahmed, BS, RDMS Lisa Allen, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, FAIUM Kenneth Aloisi, RDMS, RVT Maysoon Alsandook, MD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Susan Alvarez, RT(R), RDMS Jackie Appleby, MS John Appleby Debra Arnett, BS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Myra Arnold, RT(R), RDMS Jo Ann Aulik, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT Bobby Ausborn, RVT, RVS Michelle Badger, RDMS Kerri Bagwell, RT(R), RVT Barbara Ball, BA, RT(R), RDMS Jason Barnett, BS, RDCS, RVT Edgar Barros, RDMS Christine Basinger, RDMS Curtis Baumann, BS, RDCS, RVT Tatyana Baytalskaya, RDMS Teresa Bazeley, RT(R)(M), RDMS, RDCS Corinne Beaulieu, RT(R), RDMS Brenda Benner, RDCS, LPN Leslie Corliss Berlinsky, RDMS, RVT Maria Bernal, BS, RDMS, RVT Indra Besasar, BS, RDMS Eugene Beverly Edward Bezgembluk, RDMS, RDCS Angel Bibiloni, RDCS Teresa Bieker, MBA, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT Judy Billings, BS, RT(R), RDMS Robert Bingham, RDMS, RVT David Blackwell, MD Luminita Blaga, RDMS, RVT Alison Blankenship, RDMS Joseph Blazina, RDMS Jan Blend, MS, RDMS Rima Block-DuVall, BS, RT(R)(S)(VS), RDMS Sarah Blue, BA, RDMS Cheryl Boodt, BS, RDMS, RVT Pari Borgheie, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Linda Boryk, RDMS Gary Boss, RDMS, RDCS Kristy Box, RT(R) Donna Ann Bozarth, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Karen Brantley, RT(R), RDMS, RVT William Brennan, RVT Elizabeth Breslin, RDMS Daniel Brewer, RDCS, RVT Ninfa Briones, RDMS Liesa Bromet, RN, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Debra Brooks, BS, RT(R)(M), RDMS, RVT Chelan Brown, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Deborah Brown, RDMS, RDCS Lamont Brown, MD, RDMS, RVT, RPVI Marlene Brown, RDMS Luz Bruno, RDMS, RVT General Donors
  9. 9. SDMS News Wave  January 2012 9 Wretha Goodpaster, MS, RT(R)(M)(CT)(QM), RDMS, RVT Linda Goodrich, RDCS, RVT, RCS, FASE Ruth Graybill, RCS Victoria Green, RT(R)(M), RDMS Jill Ann Shu Gregg, RDMS Louie Griffin, MD, RVT, RPVI Joyce Grube, MS, RDMS Courtney Gulley Anjela Gurovits, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RVS Lauren Gusinow Louis Gutierrez, RCS, RVS Vanessa Guyette, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT Juli Gwin-Stewart, RDMS, RVT Tatyana Hachieva, RDMS, RVT Marc Hadaway, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Gayanna Hagenbach, RDMS John Hall Jo-Anne Hamstra, RT(R)(M), RDMS Jody Hancock, MAEd, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Kevin Hanks, RT(R), RDMS Kathleen Hansen, RDMS Regina Hansen, RDMS Donna Hargrove, RDMS, RVT Karen Having, MEd, RT(R), RDMS Cheri Hayes, RDMS Cynthia Hayes, BA, RN Marjean Hegg, RDMS Mary Henne, MS, RDMS, RVT, CNMT Marvin Hernandez Pedro Hernandez, RCS, RVS Grettel Hidalgo Salazar, RT(R), RDMS Nancy Hoffman, RDCS Thomas Hoffman, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Laura Holladay Nancy Holsten, BS, RDMS Patricia Horney, RT(R), RDMS Mary Huber, RDMS Sheila Hughes, BPS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Margo Hull-Saunders, RDMS Linda Hultz-Gorman, RT(R), RDMS, CNMT Pamela Humel-Klimov, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Carrie Hunsucker-Hall, RDMS Valentina Iaremko, BS, RDMS Samina Iqbal Theresa Irwin, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT Danielle Jacks, RDMS, RVT Barbara Jansen, RDMS Manisha Jasty, RDMS Gayle Jitchaku, RDCS Lori Johansson, RDMS Barbara Johnson, RDMS Debbie Johnson, RT(R)(M), RDMS, RVT Theresa Johnson, RT(R)(M), RDMS, RVT Kathy Jones, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS Myra Jones, RT(R), RDMS Eden Kahsai Ron Kalt, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Jennifer Kane, RCS Sandra Karol, MS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Alicja Kasperek, RDMS Michael Keith, MEd, RT(R), RDMS Jacqueline Kelley, RT(R)(S) Bernadette Kennedy, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Marie Kent, RDMS Janice Kerr, BS, RDMS, RDCS Sergey Khaimov, RDCS Nazneen Khan Shagufta Khan, RDMS, RVT, RCS Paula Kiley, RDMS, RDCS Nicki Klein, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT Sandra Klodzinski, BS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Regina Knight-Richie, RCS Yen Kong, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Joan Korfhagen, RDMS, RDCS, FSDMS Karen Kost, RDCS, RCS William Koutrobis, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS Peggy Kozak, BS, RT(R)(M), RDMS Lori Labriola Rene Lafreniere, MD, FRCSC, FACS Deborah Laiso, RDMS Georgia Lambert, RT(R)(M), RDMS Crystal Lang, RVT, RPhS Holly Langdon, RDMS, RVT Valentina Laremko Bobbi Lecklitner, RDMS Brian Lee, RDMS Jill Lewis, RT(R), RDMS Jacqueline Linder, RDMS, LMT Sara Logan, RDMS Linda London, MS, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, FSDMS Margarita Lopez Cristina Lundborg, RDMS, RVT Barbara Lyons Marion MacInnis, RDMS Ruggie MacKenzie, AAS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Cara Maddy, RDMS Jolanta Maden, RDMS Susan Maher, RVT Botros Malek, RDMS Nicolas Malolot, RT(R), RDMS, CRT Helene Mann Carla Manning, RT(R)(M)(CT), RDMS Mieko Marriner, RDCS, RCS Thomas Marshall, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS Alba Martinez, RCS Jacquelyn Martinez, RDMS Phyllis Martinez, RT(R), RDMS Margaret Maslowski, RDMS Nancy Matthew, RDMS, RVT Patricia Mayberry, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Rebecca McAllister, RT(R) Stephanie McClary, BS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Therese McClowry, RDCS, RVT Deirdre McMahon, RDMS, RDCS Sherry McNeill, RN, RDMS, RDCS Eric Meaders, EdS, RDMS, RVT Nancy Meck, RT(R)(M), RDMS, RDCS, RVT Rick Meece, RDCS, RCS, RCIS, FASE Syed Mehdi Paula Melone, MD Lauren Merritt Herminia Mescallado, RT(R) Robert Metcalf, RVT Patrick Meyers, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Marcia Miller, RDCS Shelia Miller, RT(R)(S), RDMS Nancy Minuti, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Jennifer Mixdorf, RDMS Robert Mizell Susan Mocnik, RDMS Jadwiga Mokrzycka, RCS Janet Money, BS, RDMS, CNMT Mani Montazemi, RDMS Susan Moore, RT(R)(M), RDMS, RVT Doreen Morales, RT(R), RDMS Roberto Moreira, RDMS, RVT Mark Morgan, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RCIS, CCT Lisa Morgan-Watson, BS, RT(R), RDMS Joan Morris, MS, RDMS, RVT Gina Mostrando, RDMS, RVT, LPN Kimberly Moyer, RCS, RVS Carole Mrazik, RDMS Jane Mulet, RT(R), RDCS, RVT Jessica Murphy, BS, RRT, RDCS, RVT Jillyn Myers, RDMS Carolyn Nacy, MEd, RT(R), RDMS Ikumi Nakayama, RT(R), RDMS Leslie Nash, RDCS, RVS Patricia Ann Nauman, RDMS, RVT Innocent Ndubuisi, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT Joy Neimiller, RT(R), RDMS David Nelson, RDMS Teresa Nelson, RDMS Carol Newman, RVT Thuy Nguyen, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Victoria Nguyen, RT(R), RDMS Aneta Nichols, RN, RDMS, RVT Kiran Nishat, BS, RDMS Susan Novak, RDMS Patricia Odwyer, RDMS, RDCS Olga Ogareva, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Nnaoma Oluwara, BS Karen Orkusyan, RDCS, RVT Guillermo Ortiz, MD Sofia Ostapenko, BS, RDMS Lizette Padilla, RT(R)(M), RDMS Annette Pahl, BS Gerardo Palermo, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Gloria Palmer, RT(R)(M)(CT), RDMS Kimberly Palmer Anthony Palmieri, RCS Margaret Park, BS, RDCS, RVT, FASE Mary Lynn Parkhurst, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Barbara Parks, RT(R)(N), RDMS Angela Parochelli, BS, RDMS Sameer Patel Judith Patterson, RT(R)(N)(MR), RDMS Rosemarie Patterson, RDMS Leif Penrose, RT(R)(CT), RDMS, RDCS, RVT Robert Petite, RDMS Pamela Phayre, RVT Steven Pinheiro, MD, RDMS Meryl Pogue, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Shirley Polley, RDMS Gilda Pollock, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT
  10. 10. SDMS News Wave  January 2012 10 Dawn Pool, RT(R), RDMS James Pool, LVN Elena Popova, BS, RDMS Linda Porter, RDMS, RVT April Posey Cathy Postell, RDMS Irina Radionova, RDMS, RVT Carlos Ramirez, RDMS Raymond Rataj, RDMS, RVT Phillip Rathbun, RT(R), RDMS, RVS Connie Rawlins, RT(R), RDMS John Rintamaki, RDCS, RVT Angel Rios Sarah Ritter, RDMS, LPN Mitzi Roberts, MS, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS Patricia Rod, RDMS, RDCS Tom Rodenberg Dana Rodriguez, BS, RDMS Laurie Rohrman, RDMS, RVT Scarlett Roper, RDMS, RVT Harold Rose, PhD, RVT Lisa Royle, RDMS, RVT Constance Rucker, RDMS Teresa Rulli, RT(R), RDMS Cathy Ryan, RDMS Dana Salim, RDCS Theresa Sanders, RDMS Anne Sandoval, BS, RDMS, RVT Roxane Sankey, RDMS Marlaina Santiago, RDMS Donna Sceusa, BA, RDMS, RVT Christine Schara, BS, RT(R)(N), RDMS, CNMT Lynne Schreiber, MS, RT(R), RDMS, FSDMS Heinz Schwab, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Joyce Schwartz, RT(R), RDMS, RVT James Sear, RDMS Jayashree Shah, RDMS Jessica Sheaffer, BS, RDMS, RVT Kitako Shelton, RDMS, RDCS Leonard Shoykhet, RDMS Janie Shunk, RDMS Wendy Silvio, RN, RDMS Kathleen Singer, RDMS Sukhminder Singh, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Roxanne Sivalop, RT(R)(M), RDMS Lynne Size, RDCS, RVT Joelene Slocum, RT(R), RDMS Amy Smid, BS, RDMS, RVT David Smith, RDCS, RVT Elizabeth Snelling, RDMS, RVT Ana Snipes, RDMS Lisabel Socorro, RDCS, RCS Cynthia Sodolski, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT Abeeda Solker, RDMS Elena Solouianova Robert Soper, MD, RDMS JoAnne Sotura, BS Cynthia Spector Patricia Spicer, RDMS Anthony Spirlark, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Donna Sproul, RT(R)(M)(QM), RDMS, RVT Svetlana Stanchinskaya, RDMS, RVT Loretta Stanley, BS, RDCS JoElla Bullington Steele, RDMS Glenda Steinbacher, BA, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Donna Steinitz, BS, RVT Terri Stewart, RDCS, RVT Jeanne Stout, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Arlene Strauss, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Gail Stuttgen, RDMS Regina Kay Swearengin, BS, RDMS Pamela Switalski, RDMS, RDCS, RVS JessicaTaylor TracyTaylor, BS, RDCS KathrynTchorz, MD, RDMS BeverlyTeachworth, RDMS, RVT SachikoTerribile TamiThomas, BS, RDMS, RVT AshleyThornsburg, RT(R), RDMS KathleenToledo, RT(R)(M), RDMS GregoryTowers, RT(R), RDMS, RVT SheilaTrahan, MEd, RT(R), RDMS DaraTreadwell, BS, RT(R)(M), RDMS AmberTrenkamp, RT(R), RDMS, RVT AnjalynTrimmer TriciaTurner, BS, RDMS, RVT Carol Uher, RT(R), RDMS Tonda Lou Ulmer, RDMS, RDCS Richard Ulrich, RDMS, RDCS Cathy Underwood, RT(R), RDMS Stephanie Ursomarso, RDMS, RVT PeggyVachon-Marriott ElizabethVadassery MaryannVanasse, RDMS CherylVance, MA, RT(R)(M), RDMS, RVT LindaVance, RN, RDCS JavierVasquez, MD, RVT DanildaVeloz, MD, RDMS, RVT NeilVillaraza SusanVincent, RDMS MarkVinson, MS, RT(R), RDMS RodaWais, RDMS LarryWaldroup, BS, RDMS, ROUB, FSDMS AliciaWalker, RDMS, RVT, RCS SharonWallrich, RT(R)(M) JuliaWalmsley, BS, RDMS RebeccaWeatherford, RDMS PamelaWechter-Scapa, BS, RDMS LorenaWeeks, RT(R)(M), RDMS JanetWeiler, RDMS StephanieWelch, RT(R)(M), RDMS, RDCS, RVT MichaelWelsh, MD, RDMS CharlotteWeltjen, RT(R), RDMS, RVT BarbaraWenner, RT(R), RDMS, RVS, RCS ElizabethWerner, BS, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT RachelWheeler, RDMS MichaelWhite, RDMS, RVT EmilyWhitley, RDMS KatieWhitman, RDMS AnaWiley CielitoWills, BA, RVT, RDMS AlisonWilson, RDMS MichelleWilson, MS, RDMS, RDCS JennaWittrock, RT(R), RDMS PaulaWoletz, MPH, RDMS, RDCS DebraWood, RDMS, RVT, LPN KellyWright, RT(R)(M)(QM), RDMS JanetteWybo, BAS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT ChristineYounger, RDCS DianeYoungs, MEd, RDMS, RVT ZibaYousefzadeh, MD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Kathryn Zale, BS, RDMS, RVT Margarita Zayas, RDMS Diane Zeisweiss, BS, RT(R), RDMS Cindi Zemple, RDMS Susan Zimmer, RT(R)(N), RVT, NMTCB Viktor Zvyagin, RDMS SDMS News Wave is archived online at: http://www.sdms.org/members/NewsWave.asp
  11. 11. SDMS News Wave  January 2012 11 Congratulations to Jill Pankau RT(R), RDMS of Shelbyville, IL! Jill is the January winner for our 2012 Membership Renewal Campaign! Her name was picked randomly from all January members that renewed their membership online between December 1 and 30. Each month, any member that renews their membership within 30 days of receiving their FIRST renewal email notice will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a $100 VISA gift card. • Drawings will occur on the first of each month • Promotion valid through Dec. 31, 2012 Congratulations to January’s $100 VISA Gift Card Winner! Exhibitor Fast Facts The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) is the largest professional association in the world representing sonographers. Our members practice in every specialty area — Abdomen, MSK, Breast, Neurosonography, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Vascular, and Adult, Fetal, and Pediatric Cardiac Sonography— and in every type of practice setting. 2012 SDMS Annual Conference Dates and Location September 20-23, 2012 Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, WA 2011 SDMS Annual Conference Stats • Over 1,100 participants • Most SDMS Annual Conference attendees visited the Exhibit Hall four or more times during the Conference. • Premiere exhibit space for last year’s Exhibit Hall was sold out well in advance of the conference date For more information, including advertising information and the Exhibitor Prospectus, visit: http://www.sdms.org/meetings/exhibitors/Default.aspx See you in Seattle! Exhibitors! Be a part of the 2012 SDMS Annual Conference in Seattle!
  12. 12. SDMS News Wave  January 2012 12 First Sonography Bachelor’s Degree Students on the Continent of Africa! SDMS and the SDMS Foundation recently donated textbooks, educational videos, scrub tops, and totebags for sonography students at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, where Ann Polin, MS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, is a faculty lecturer for the Sonography Department. Ann recently sent SDMS this picture of the sonography students with their new scrub tops and totebags. These students will be the first sonography bachelor’s degree students on the continent of Africa – quite an accomplishment for all involved! Ann has returned to Ghana approximately three times a year since 2000, conducting ultrasound workshops for physicians, residents and medical students at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, and teaching classes to students in the university’s sonography bachelor’s degree program. If you’d like information on how you can get involved, please contact Ann at WestAfricaAnn@comcast.net. Correction: The December 2011 SDMS News Wave stated that Ann Polin is currently volunteering at the Aninwah Medical Center. She is actually a faculty member at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
  13. 13. SDMS News Wave  January 2012 13 Joy Guthrie, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Current position: Ultrasound Supervisor and Program Director and Instructor of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program - General and Cardiac Tracks, at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, California. Year named fellow: 2010 What inspired you to make a career of sonography? A very good mentor, Dr. Wan Chan, introduced me to Lynda Pitts, RDMS, in the early 1980s. She was an absolute pioneer and phenomenal sonographer for her time. She offered private ultrasound lessons and inspired me to continue forward. The first time I saw an echocardiogram, I was hooked for life. Did you have a memorable role model/teacher? The list is long of those whom I admire and have served as very memorable role models. These people share a common thread...”doing the right thing when no one is looking.”I continue to revere them as mentors, friends, and all around great people. Who are they? At the top of the list, for me, is Joan Baker who emulates all of these qualities. Others are Dr. Michael Myracle, Dr. William Hastrup, the cardiologist team at Children’s Hospital Central California, Dr. Krish Rajani and Dr. Steve Elliott, Marsha Neumeyer, Dale Cyr, Jean Lea Spitz, Dr. Diane Kawamura, and the entire Board of Directors/Foundation Board of the SDMS and staff that I have been privileged to serve with. As well, I continue to learn from a host of colleagues in our profession nationwide. What was the most significant advance in the technology that you directly experienced? I believe the move to digital imaging and video clips This is a continuing series of interviews of our distinguished SDMS Fellow members. SDMS Fellow Spotlight was the most significant advance. Before the digital era (developing our films) there was an enormous amount of pressure to“get it right”the first time as there was no way to erase a mistake. That, in itself, was not a bad thing. But with the advent of digital imaging our exams have improved resolution and diagnostic capability. Were there any memorable developments, cases or events that changed the way you practiced sonography? There were a few cases that stand out. One involved a patient that was misled by a non-sonographer and business woman at a 3D establishment. The patient was told by this non-sonographer that her baby“looks great”when in fact the fetus had a life-threatening congenital heart defect. This case prompted me to immediately join the Government Relations Committee for the SDMS to try and keep the transducer in the hands of fully qualified and well educated sonographers. Another case, which I am sure we can all share, was an instance that my gut told me that I needed to go the extra mile. I did, and the end result was the patient barely escaped an aortic aneurysm rupture. That case taught me to never give up on a case, especially when the patient needs you. I have had other sonographers that I work with share the same type of stories. At the end of the day, those cases keep us going because we know we do make a difference in the lives of those who may not be as fortunate as ourselves. And finally, from a personal side, was the first case I got to share with my daughter, Allison. She was one of my students at the time...it was the best ever...time stood still. She has now graduated, passed her board exams and is employed full time as a sonographer in a Perinatal Center. Good stuff! What changes do you predict in the immediate future? We are at a pivotal time. It is a time for all sonographers, across all modalities, to unite. We need to shore up both sides of our profession including
  14. 14. SDMS News Wave  January 2012 14 mandatory certification and/or credentialing of sonographers as well as to pave a way for a mid-level practitioner to ensure our place in global health- care market. I feel that Point of Care sonography will continue to expand in untraditional venues. What advice would you give to students/ future sonographers? You make your own destiny. Get involved and let your voice be heard. I am the first to admit that all of you kids are WAY smarter than I was when I first started. You have the opportunity to mold our future. You have a lot to offer. Try and find a mentor to help you along the way. Tap into their vast knowledge and use your innate skills to refine that into a newer and fresh version that only your generation can do. And finally, remember that there is no room for mediocrity in medicine. Try your best...it will always serve you well. We are proud of you! What’s your favorite part of your job? I love clinical research and the time in the NICU scanning our premature infants. I love listening to our staff and graduates teach each other. To see them “pass it forward”not only with each other but also with the students makes me very proud of all of them. Maria Johnson is a first year student in the General Sonography program at El Centro College in Dallas, Texas. She is a mother of three children of which all are in college and developing their own professional careers. Maria was employed with AT&T for ten years where she worked as an account representative and manager. After her third child was born she was fortunate to be able to stay at home with her children. During that time she took the opportunity to become active in the community by volunteering in her children’s schools PTA and Boosters Clubs. We asked Maria why she decided to re-enter the workforce and why she chose diagnostic medical sonography, she replied“When my kids started looking into colleges I began to think about what my next steps would be in life. I knew I wanted to go back to work but I also felt that I wanted a career where I could make a difference. I had always regretted not getting into healthcare because I’ve been around nurses all my life, my mother and aunt were both nurses.”So she researched many different areas in healthcare and found that she was drawn to sonography due to the rapidly advancing technology as well as its importance in the diagnostic process. Maria said when she joined the SDMS; she was mostly excited about the free subscription to the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS). She said the JDMS is an important teaching tool both for her current classes and continuing education as a future sonographer. Maria said,“Overall, my favorite benefits of SDMS, is the vast information available to me on the website and in the JDMS. Between the two sources I have a plethora of valuable information from exam scheduling information to new technological advances and interesting pathology cases. This information has been invaluable to me as a new sonography student and makes me very excited to be getting started in this amazing field.” Maria, welcome to the SDMS! New Member SCAN
  15. 15. SDMS News Wave  January 2012 15 Upcoming SDMSWebinars Participate in live presentations or watch the recordings at your convenience.Then take the test for instant CME credit, absolutely free for SDMS members. Live webinars take place at 8 PM EST/7PM CST/6 PM MST/ 5 PM PST unless otherwise noted. Feb. 9 Joe Kreeger, RCCS, RDCS, FASE The Basic Pediatric Echocardiogram (PE) Mar. 8 Aubrey Rybyinski, BS, RDMS, RVT Neonatal Spine (NE) April 12 Ted Whitten, BA, RDMS, RVT Sonography of the Appendix (AB) May 16 Ellen Jullian- ARDMS How to Build and AnalyzeYourTest: Psychometrics forTeachers (OT) 3:30PMEST/2:30PMCST/1:30PMMST/12:30PMPST May 17 Cheryl Vance, MA, RT(R)(M), RDMS, RVT AdvanceTechnologies to Evaluate the Fetal Heart (FE) June 14 Charlotte Henningsen, MS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, FSDMS Vicki Noble, MD AAA Screening (VT) The SDMS Webinar Series is a series of live and recorded CME presentations delivered via the Internet to SDMS members conveniently through their home or work computer. Using your computer and a phone, you have access to exciting sonography technologies and services presented by world-class sonographers. The SDMS Webinar Series is available FREE to current SDMS members. If you are unable to participate in these live webinars, visit http://www.sdms.org/members/webinars.asp for information on viewing a recording of the webinar. Registration: The SDMS Webinar Series is FREE to current SDMS members and is not available to non- members (For information on joining SDMS, visit http://www.sdms.org/membership/ ) http://www.sdms.org/members/webinars.asp All SDMSWebinars are tracked by SDMSCMETracker. SDMS Membership Number Reminder Forgotten your SDMS Membership number? Visit http://www.sdms.org/members/remindme.asp, complete the form, and your membership number will be sent to you via email.
  16. 16. SDMS News Wave  January 2012 16 Dora Abramova, RDMS Mark Abrams, BS, RDMS Christina Acord Jeremy Adams Lindsey Adams Shehla Aijaz, RDMS Rehan Akhter, BS, RDCS Patricia Albaracin, RDMS Sharon Alberts, BA, RDMS Jessica Albright Carolyn Alexander, BS, RDCS Glenda Alexander, RDCS Stacey Alexander Ashley Allen, BS, RDMS Rodney Allen, RDMS, RVT Cheryl Allsup, RT(R)(M), RDMS Haydemary Almanza, RDMS Sarah Alspaugh, BS, RDMS, RVT Tammy Althoff, RDMS Eileen Altman, RT(R), RDMS Liana Amarillas, BS, RDMS, RVT Malyssa Anders Sally Anderson, RDMS Patricia Antonini, RDMS Sharon Aranda, RDMS, RVT Rusto Arapi, RDMS Holly Arave, BS, RDCS John Arenburg, BS, RDCS, RVT Stephanie Argenti Mindy Armandi, MS, RDMS Megan Ashley, RDMS, RVT William Auton, RVT Elizabeth Ayers, RT(R)(M), RDMS Chelsie Ayre, BS, RT(R) Anwar Badar, RDMS, RDCS, RVT David Bahner, MD, RDMS Sandra Bailes, RT(R)(M), RDMS, RDCS, RVT Susan Bainter, RDCS, RVT Jacqueline Baker Laura Ball, RDMS, RVT Melissa Ball, RDMS Tiffany Ballard, RDCS Suzanne Bally, RN, RDCS, RVT Lacie Banton, BA, RT(R), RDMS Sheila Barham, RT(VS)(CT), RDMS, RVT Isandra Barnes, RDMS, RVT Syuzanna Barry Marzena Barszcz, RT(R), RDMS Patricia Barszewski, RDMS Andrea Basehoar, RDMS Beverly Baxter, RCS Dale Bayless, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Sonya Beck, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Misti Becker, RDMS Jennifer Beebe, RVT Julie Bell, RDMS, RVT Blake Benefiel, RVT Kristi Bennett, LPN Ledia Bennett, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT Laura Berke, RDMS Andrea Berkey Sherri Bethea, RDMS Mayank Bhatnagar, BS, RDMS Varsha Bhatt, MD, RDMS Sharon Bibb, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Heather Bickle Tracy Biegel, RT(R), RDMS Michele Bienvenu, RDMS, RVT Tigist Birhane Monica Bittinger Heather Blank Chastity Blankenship Elizabeth Blossey, CNM, RDMS Nancy Boettger, RDMS Kellie Bolanz, RDMS, RVT Nancy Bolt, RT(R), RDMS Jo Bond, RDMS Stephanie Bond, RDMS Shelly Bourque, RVS, RCS Laurance Craig Bowdoin, RDMS, RVT Patricia Bowens, RDMS Kimberly Bowlin, RDMS Angela Boyd, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Kari Boylin, BS, RDMS Susan Branch, BS, RDMS, RDCS Marlene Braun, RDMS Kimberly Breckenridge, RDCS Kelly Bretz, RDMS Julie Britain, RDCS Tina Brooks, RT(R), RDMS Deborah Brown, RCS Owen Brown, RDCS Paul Brunetto, RDMS Bruce Brunner, RDMS, RVT Constance Bryan, RDCS, RVT Karyn Buckley, RDMS Sarah Bulloch, BS, RDMS, RVT Kelli Burmeister, RDMS Emma Burn Lindsey Burns Amanda Burt, RDMS Judy Bushee, RDMS Leah Buteyn, BS, RDMS Meghan Butler, RDMS Pamela Butler, MPH, RT(R), RDMS William Buttner, RDMS Andrea Byers, RT(R) Karen Byrne, RDMS Michele Camacho, RDMS Claire Camera, RDMS Rebecca Campbell Carol Carlisle, RN, RDMS Mary Lou Carlson, RT(R)(N), RDMS, CNMT Nicole Carlson Amanda Carpenter Veronica Carrasco, RDMS Allie Carte, RT(R), RDCS Sarah Carter, RDMS Thomas Carter, RDMS Ginamarie Casale, RDCS, RCS Lachelle Castille, RDMS, RDCS Elizabeth Cavan, RDMS Sandra Chase, RDMS Audrey Cherwin, RDMS Lesa Cheshire, RDMS Sabrina Cheung Young-Bang Cho, RDMS HwaYeon Choi, RVT Meena Choudry, RDMS Cary Christian, MS, RDMS Susan Christopherson, RDCS Andrei Chugunov, MD, RDMS, RVT Barbara Cipiti, RDMS Jamie Clark, RVS, RCS Ruby Clark, RDMS Carla Clayton, RDMS, RVT Cynthia Cleland, BS, RDMS, RVT Glenn Cockerham, RT(R), RDMS Jill Coleman, RDMS Amy Cook, RDMS Julie Cooper, RDMS Laura Cooper, BS, RDCS Sandy Corbitt, RDMS Lisa Costello, RDMS Jose Cotto, RDMS Cynthia Couto, RT(R)(M), RDMS Caitlin Cox Terri Cox, BS Lynda Craddock, RDMS Brenna Crain, RDMS Erin Crandell, RDMS Daniel Crawford, BBA, RVT Jamie Crawford, RDMS Jodi Crisman, RCS Michelle Cron, RDMS Kimberly Crowell Ada Cunningham, RDCS Shari Curry, RDMS Stacey Curry, RDMS Brylee Daharsh Julia Daniltchenko, BA, RDMS Theresa Danko, RVS Maria Danzuso, RDMS, RVT Cheryl Daubenmire, RDMS, RVT Lavonda Davis Louise Davis, RCS Melissa Davis, RVT Michele Davis, RT(S), RDMS Shantel Davis, RDMS Nazira Davlenova, BS, RDMS Jennifer Dawson, RT(R), RDMS Trish Dayton, BS Rosanne De Luca, RDMS, RDCS Kathleen Deiling, RDMS Cassandra DeLeon Kelly Desmond Marc Despatis, MD, RVT, FRCS Rachel Diaz Negron, RDMS Leslie Dickey, BS, RDCS Clarence Dierenfeldt, RDMS, RDCS Cynthia Dietz, RCS, RCIS, FASE Layne Dietz Rosangela Djuric, BS, RDMS Lauren Doleschal, BS Lorraine Donaldson, BS O’Sheila Donaldson-Weisner, RDMS Eileen Donnelly, BS Ashley Doty Denise Draeger, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Emma Dudziak, RDCS Erin Duffy Dorothy Dunn, RDMS, RVT Margaret Dunn, BS, RT(R), RDMS Donald Dyer, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Duane Dyer Luanne Early, RDMS Sharon Easley-Brown, RDCS Carmin Eckhart, BS Christina Edwards, RT(R)(S), RDMS Heather Edwards, BS, RT(R), RDMS Lynette Edwin, RDMS Mesha Ehrhardt, BS, RDMS, RVT Lillian Elder, RDCS Remi Elie, BS, RDMS Ann Elliott, RDCS Brian Elliott, RVT Stephanie Endicott Nicole Ernst SDMS Welcomes New Members December 2011
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SDMS News Wave  January 2012 17 Rita Ernst, RDMS Staci Eufemia, RDMS Darryl Evans, JD Connie Eyre Marie Fabiano, RVT Stephanie Fahnestock, RDMS Tiska Farnham, BS, RDCS Birjees Fatima Lisa Fedor, RDMS Rhonda Feeney, RT(R), RDMS Rachel Fernandez Pahola Ferreira, RDMS Cathy Fey, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Dawn Finney, RN, RDMS, RVT Patricia Fischetti, RDMS Jessica Fisher Michele Flannery Allison Fleck Richard Fleming, RCS Caitlin Flora Brenda Fondaw, RDMS, RVT Kathleen Forstell, RT(R)(M), RDMS Janell Foster, RT(R) Jean Foti, RDMS Kathleen Fountain-Sineno, RDMS Carol Fowler, RDMS, RVT Ann Francis, RDMS Lacey Francisco Diana Franklin, RN, BS, RDMS Kristine Frazier, BS, RDMS Becky Frerotte Judith Friedman, RT(S), RDMS Janet Fries Jose Fuentes, RDCS Annette Fuller, RDMS Joey Fullilove, RDMS, RVT Osmel Fundora, RDCS, RVT Rebecca Funk, RT(R), RVS Melanie Furlong, RDMS, RVT Barbara Gagnon, RDMS Kimberly Gaisser, BS, RN, RDMS Vahe Galstyan, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RPVI Kimberly Garcia, RT(R), RDMS Cindy Garriott, RDMS Rose Garza, RDCS Chloe Gaspard, BS, RDMS Heather Gauthier, RVT Radmila Gavrilaa Wendy Geno, RT(R), RDMS Washington George, RDMS Peggy Gernady, RDMS Gregory Gerst, RDMS Humera Ghafoor, BS, RDMS Jennifer Ghersi-Woods, RDMS Carolyn Gibson, RDMS Paula Gilbert, RDMS Satinder Gill, RDMS, RDCS Caroline Gioeli, RDMS Cynthia Glick, RDMS Hermione Gluck, BS, RDMS, RVT Amber Golden Samantha Gonzalez, BS Kathryn Gorak, RDMS Josie Gordon, RDMS Ann-Marie Gosselin, RDMS Priscilla Gouker, RDMS Rebecca Graebert, RDMS, RVT Mysti Grant, BS, RDMS Christine Greene, RDMS Nichole Greene Antoni Gregory, RT(R), RDMS Richard Griffin, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Yolanda Griffin, RDMS, RDCS Barbara Grillo, RVT, RCS Heather Grimm, BS, RDMS Ryanne Grissom, RDMS Peter Gropp, BS Kelly Grote, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT Gina Gumieny, BS, RDMS Meredith Gunn, RDMS B Dwight Gunter, BS, RDMS Teresa Gutierrez, RDMS Luz Guzman Restrepo, BHS, RVT Leeann Haberman, RT(R)(M)(QM), RDMS, RDCS, RVT Nabil Habib, MD, RVT, RPVI Neuman Habib Samuel Habteselassie Lois Haines, RN, RDCS Lauren Hale Kristina Hall, RDMS Travis Hall, BS, RDMS, RVT Jude Hamilton, RDMS, RVT Kellie Hamilton, RDMS Nancy Hamilton, RDMS Travis Hampton, MHA, RDCS Danielle Hankins, RDMS Maria Carolina Hanrahan, RDMS, RDCS Mary Ann Hansen, RDMS, RVT Debby Ann Hanson, RDMS, RVT Heather Hanson, RDMS Judith Harbin, RDMS Elizabeth Harcourt, BS Kathleen Hardie, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Jodi Harkness, RDMS Christy Harless Kelly Harrison, BS Maryanne Hartigan, BS, RDMS Muhammad Hasan, MD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RPVI Erika Hasenkopf Maryam Hashemi, RDMS Lynnette Hassell, RDMS Dolores Hastings, RDCS Heather Havens, RT(R), RDMS Barbara Hays, RCS Katherine Heath, RDMS, RVT Sandra Heim, BS Jillian Helling, BS, RT(R) Stephen Helmke, RDMS, RDCS Mona Helms, RDMS Lori Henige, RDCS, RVT Teresa Henley, RT(S), RDMS Kelsey Henneberg Stacey Henneberg, RDMS Heather Herchik, RDMS Liliya Hernandez, RDMS Stacy Herren Alyssa Hershey April Hewlett, RDMS George Higgins, RT(R), RDMS Tim Hightower, RT(R), RDCS, RVT, RVS, RCS Misti Hildebrand, RDMS Laura Hill, BS, RDCS, RVT Paula Hill, RT(R), RDMS Maria Hilton Courtney Hininger, RDMS, RVT Keila Hinson, RDMS Krystalea Hoag, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Farriah Hogarth Renee Holder, RCS Laura Holguin, RDMS, RVS Lucy Holland, RDMS Laurie Holman, BS, RDMS Micki Holton, RDMS, RVT Ashley Holtzapple Ellen Homenick, RDMS Kateryna Honcharova Rachel Houts April Hughes, RT(R), RDMS Michelle Hunt, RDMS, RVT Jung Mi Hur, RDMS Taher Husain, RT(R)(CT), RDMS Huong Huynh, RDMS, RVT Ismail Imam Kelly Jack, RVT Tyler Jackson Meghan Jacques, BS Cindy Jarvis, RDMS Tatiana Jeliazkova, MS, RDCS Sonya Jenkins, RDMS Rodney Jennings, RDCS, RVT Jihua Jia Frances Johnson Gloria Johnson, RDMS Julia Johnson, RDMS Krystell Johnson Stacy Johnston, RDMS Gail Jones, BS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Lenvil Jones, RT(R), RDMS Maria Jones Terry Jones Nikita Jordan, RDMS Raymond Jordan, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT, CRGS Connie Jorkos, RVT Guk Hwan Ju, RDMS Cedric Juanico, RT(R), RDMS Joshy Kannampuzha, RDMS Linda Kardos, RVT Joan Kasprik, BS, RDMS Harsimranpreet Kaur, MS, RDMS, RVT Alexander Kaye Paula Keefe, RDMS Mallory Keel, BS Carolyn Kefalas, RDMS Michael Keleman, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Allison Kelly Bryan Kemnitzer Ami Kennedy, BS, RDMS Saadia Khan, RDMS Suzanne Khatibi, BS Daphne Kidd, RDMS Min Kim, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Joseph Kimball, RDCS Serita King David Klaft, RDCS Lori Klowski, RDMS Kylie Knepp Audra Knowles, RDMS, RVT Amy Knox, BS, RDMS, RVT Stacy Koch, RT(R)(M), RDMS, RVT Kelsey Koehler Amanda Koenig, BS, RT(R), RDMS Erika Kondraski, RDMS Dan Koons, BS, RDMS, RVT Kaitlin Koreen, RDMS Narges Korehi, RDMS Jackie Kornegay, RDMS Giannis Kourounis, RDMS Kristin Kozykowski Stephani Kramer, BS Cynthia Kucharski, BS, RDMS, RVT Sheila Kumar, RDMS Svitlana Kupchynska, BS, RDMS John Kutera, RT(R), RVT Chelsea Lafollette Michael Lajewski, BS Chelsea Lake, BS, RT(R), RDMS Melissa Lakers, BS Isabella Lanes Joseph Langer Tzipporah Lasry, RCS Kara Latham, RDMS Nadine LeBeau, BS, RDCS
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SDMS News Wave  January 2012 18 Sharon Leighton, RDMS Ashley Lemon Krista Lewellen, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Yanjie Li, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Dana Licata, BS Cynthia Lilly, RDMS Su Sane Lin, BS, RDMS, RVT Patti Lindamood, RT(R)(CT), RDMS Karen Lindauer, RT(M), RDMS, RVT Corinne Lindie, RDMS Barbara Llewelyn, RDMS Andrea Lockhart, BS, RVT Mark Lockwood, RVT Jane Logue, RVT Mary Lohmann, RDMS Dodi Loll, RDMS Amy Longshore, RT(R), RDMS Helen Longtin, BS, RDCS Caroline Lopez, RT(S) Melody Lopez, RDMS Nancy Lord-Fisher, RDMS Joanna Lowley, RDMS, RDCS Janice Lubee, RDMS Sherry Lucia Barbara Luck-Ball, RDCS Kelli Lutze, BS, RDCS Zenobia Lyerly, RDCS Melody Lysgaard, RDCS, RVT, FASE Sybil Lyssy, RT(R)(T), RDMS, RVT Anthony Macasaet, MD, RDMS Jamie Maccarone Leslie MacMaster, RCS Betty Mader, RT(R), RDMS Barabra Magilton, BA, RDMS Najma Mahmood, RDMS Don Majerus, RT(R), RDMS Irfan Majid, BS, RDMS Botros Malek, RDMS Michael Malone, BS, RDMS Tiffany Maloney, BS, RDMS Khodabakhsh Mandegarian, RDMS Patricia Manoni, RDMS Laurie Marez, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Cynthia Markiewicz, RDMS, LPN Corey Marrow, BS, RDMS Angel Marshall, BS, RVT Nicole Marsocci, RDMS Jennifer Martindale, BS, RT(R), RDMS Camelia Martinez, RDMS Joy Marvin, RDMS Amanda Matteson, RDMS Ariana Mattoon, RDMS, RVT Erin Matuschek Dianna Maynard, RDCS, RVT Maureen Maynard, RDMS, RVT Brianna Mazza Jessica McClellan, RVT, RVS Alyssa McConahy Shannon McCormick, RVT Catherine McCready, RDMS Deanna McGrath, RDCS Michele McIntyre, RDMS Kathryn McLain, RDMS, RVT Melissa McMartin, RDMS Cameran McMillan Maureen McNeill-Murray, RDMS Meleah Meadows, RDMS, RVT Robin Meadows-Boggs, RT(R), RDMS Crystal Meakings, RVT Lyudmila Medvedev, RDMS Danielle Mee, BS, RDCS Sharmin Mehdyzadeh, RDMS Jennifer Melton, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Jennifer Metyk, RVT Danielle Mezzanotte, RT(R) Gina Miers, RT(R), RDMS Deiadra Miller Bobbie Milne, BS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Dina Miranda, BS, RDMS Breanna Mitola, BS, RDMS, RVT Marie Mixon, RDMS Jennifer Monteferrante, RDMS, RVT Sheila Monzon, RN, RDMS, RVT Anna Moore, RT(R), RDMS Karen Moore, MS, RDCS Kristen Moore, BS, RDMS, RVT Mojdeh Moradian Mildred Morales, RDMS Amanda Morris, RDCS Jessica Morris Lona Morrison, BS, RDMS Salma Mostamandy, BA, RDMS Nancy Mudd, RDCS Kirk Mulcaity Donna Mullen, BS, RDMS Iraida Muniz, RT(R), RDMS Augmay Munyambu Linda Murphy, RT(R)(M), RDMS, RVT Constance Murray, RDMS Ilona Musayeva, RDMS, RVT Shubby Muyanja Erin Myers, RDMS, RVT Elyse Nabors, RDMS, RVT Elizabeth Nagy, RDMS Farzana Najam, BS, RDMS Amber Napralla, BA, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Leah Nardone Raheela Nasir, MBBS, RDMS Melida Nazarian Jamie Nelson, BS Karissa Nelson Kelsey Neumeiser Kelly Newton, RT(S), RDMS Suong Nguyen, RDCS, RCS Kim Nicholson, RDMS Penni Nicol Bruce Nisbet, MD, RDMS Marisa Noel, BA, RDMS, RVT Andrea Norris, RDMS Sheri Norris, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Brenda Northcutt, RT(R), RDMS Ryan Novotny, RVS Amy Nuhfer, BS, RDMS Yolanda Nuzum, RN, RDMS, RVT Kathy Nwranski, RT(R), RDMS Ellen Ochenski, RDMS, RVT Maria O’Leary, RDMS Kris Olson, RDCS Mackenzie O’Neil Paul Oravitz, RDCS, RVT Grace Ortiz, BS, RDMS Jennifer Osborne Ruby Osby, BS Denise OTool, RDMS Jenna Overfelt Jeanie Owens Andres Ozual, RDMS Rebecca Pac Alina Pace Ericka Padilla, BS Lori Padilla, RT(R), RDMS Elaine Page, RDMS Talar Pamboukian Cathy Panetta, RDMS Deborah Paradise, RN, RDMS, CNP Sherry Parker, RDMS Renu Parmar Hoffmann, BS, RDMS Amanda Pasion, RDMS Avni Patel, RDMS Rajshree Patel, RDMS Tierra Patrick, RT(R), RDMS Nancy Patterson, BS, RDCS, RVT Morganne Paucke Kelvin Paulsen, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Stephen Peck, RDMS Ginger Penn, BS, RDMS Mindi Penner, RDMS Adam Peterson, MS Mai Pham Michelle Phillips Karla Phinney, RDCS Teresa Phipps, RDCS Trinh Phuc, RDMS Lynn Pinzer, RT(R), RDMS Jane Pisoni, BS, RDMS April Poole, RDMS Kimberly Pope, RVT Sarah Porter, RT(R)(M), RDMS Ashley Powell, RDMS Brandy Powell, RT(R), RDMS Sandra Poynter, RT(R), RDMS Lita Preston, RDMS Leah Price Vickilee Price, RT(R), RDMS Lisa Pupkiewicz, RDMS Adina Pupko, RDMS, RDCS Marguerite Purcell, RVT April Purificacion Yolana Quam, RT(R), RDCS Jennifer Rachel, RT(R), RDMS Sandra Radford, RDMS Sheryl Radowick, RDMS Stephanie Radwan, BS Amy Raggio, RDCS Jennifer Raiman Gloria Raines, MA Barbara Rakowski, RDCS, RVT Debra Ram, BS, RT(R), RDMS Zane Ramos, RDMS Brittney Randall, RT(R) Amanda Rasco Rachel Raynes Amber Reardon Kathleen Redgate, RT(R)(N), RDCS Lori Rehl, RDMS Sobia Rehman, RDMS, CRGS Paula Rex, RDMS, RVT Hyehyun Reynolds, BS, RDCS Michael Reynolds, BS, RDMS Connie Rezanka, RDMS, RCS Melissa Rice, RDMS Donna Richards, BS, RDMS Patricia Ricotta, RDCS Christina Ridge, BS, RDCS, RVT Susan Rimmer, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVS Debra Ritter, RDMS Samantha Rizzi Yvonne Roach, RN, RVT Benjamin Robalino, MD, RDCS, RVT, RVS Ashlie Robertson David Robinson, BS, RT(N), RDMS, RDCS, RVT, CNMT Valerie Robinson, RT(R), RDMS Dawn Rodriguez Marietta Rodriguez, RDMS Jessica Rogers, RCS Shaghayegh Rohani Catherine Rohrer, RDMS Vanessa Rokjer, BS, RDMS Tiffany Romero, RDMS Caroline Rooney, BS, RDMS, RDCS Jason Rooney, BS, RDMS Ines Rosario, RDMS, RVT Baila Rosenblum Migdalia Rosillo, RT(R) Amanda Ross Aritza Ruiz Rodney Runnels, RDMS, RVT
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