Last week, a group of SHP Clinical and Diagnostic Science students visited the National Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography convention in Dallas, TX, nine of which won prestigious awards from the association during their time there. The convention was held October 12-15 and is designed for students and sonographers alike to share knowledge and skills for diagnostic accuracy.

The W. Frederick Sample Student Excellence Award recognizes outstanding writing by students in diagnostic medical sonography. First Place was awarded to Joe Ryan Anderson, for The Ultrasound Differentiation of Pleural Lining Thickening in Smokers vs. Nonsmokers. Second Place was awarded to Courtney Chandler, for The Gold Standard of Rotator Cuff Imaging: An Investigation into Why Magnetic Resonance Imaging is Preferred over Ultrasound.

The Student Poster Competition acknowledges an exceptional research study poster created by students and judged on appearance, content, and originality. First Place was awarded to Kaitlyn Marsh and Mariah Isom, for Effect of Visual Distance on Ophthalmic Artery Flow and Ocular Discomfort. Margaret Perkins, Annuja Mathivanan and Rachel Steinbeck won Second Place for The Effects of Vegetarian vs. Omnivore Diets on Gallbladder Ejection Fraction.

The Scientific Presentation Competition rewards sonographers that have written original presentation summary papers. First Place was awarded to Kelsy Fisher and Courtney Sorensen for Sonographic Detection and Serial Assessment of Abernethy Malformation in a Male Patient with Rare Symptomology: A Case Study.

A full list of students honored:

W . FREDERICK SAMPLE STUDENT EXCELLENCE AWARDS
This award acknowledges outstanding achievement in writing in the field of diagnostic medical sonography. The award is named in memory of W. Frederick Sample, MD, whose tremendous contributions to the growth and development of the field of sonography have influenced sonographers and physicians. Because of Dr. Sample’s dedication to teaching and research, this award is given to outstanding students in diagnostic medical sonography. 

Original Research 
1st Place:
Joe Ryan Anderson, BS
The Ultrasound Differentiation of Pleural Lining Thickening in Smokers vs. Nonsmokers

 

 

2nd Place:
Courtney Chandler, BS
The Gold Standard of Rotator Cuff Imaging: An Investigation into Why Magnetic Resonance Imaging is Preferred over Ultrasound

 

STUDENT POSTER COMPETITIONS
Poster presentations report the results of a research study completed by the author(s). Posters are judged on presentation (appearance), content, and originality and presented during the SDMS Annual Conference. 

Student Poster 
1st Place:
Kaitlyn Marsh
Mariah Isom
Effect of Visual Distance on Ophthalmic Artery Flow and Ocular Discomfort

2nd Place:
Margaret Perkins
Annuja Mathivanan
Rachel Steinbeck
The Effects of Vegetarian vs. Omnivore Diets on Gallbladder Ejection Fraction

 

SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATION COMPETITION
The Scientific Presentation Competition, which is a two-part competition, encourages sonographers to get involved by writing original presentation summary papers that may address 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:
Kelsy Fisher, MHS, RDMS, RVT, RDCS
Courtney Sorensen, BGS, RDMS
Sonographic Detection and Serial Assessment of Abernethy Malformation in a Male Patient with Rare Symptomology: A Case Study