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It was truly an honor to interview Joan P. Baker MSR, RDMS, RDCS, FSDMS. Originally from England, Baker was invited to the United States in the 1960s – due to her sonography passion and practice – and she’s been here ever since. Baker’s eclectic career as a clinical sonographer, educator, and now president of the Keep reading

Interview With Sonographer Dr. Traci Fox

Dr. Traci Fox EdD, RT(R), RDMS, RVT has been a sonographer for over 20 years, but she’s been intrigued by the sciences since grade school. She earned her Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees from Thomas Jefferson University, and her Doctorate in Education from Drexel University. Currently she is a full time Diagnostic Medical Sonography Keep reading

Is Baby a Boy or a Girl?

Baby girl or boy?

A baby’s gender can usually be determined by an ultrasound technician during the mid-pregnancy ultrasound. With advanced ultrasound technology, or other procedures like amniocentesis or CVS performed for high risk pregnancies, sometimes expectant parents can find out even sooner. But what did prospective parents do before there were sonograms and OB sonographers and other medical Keep reading

Tom Whelan

In Part 1 of our interview with diagnostic medical sonographer, echocardiographer and vascular technologist,  Tom Whelan (RDMS, RDCS, RVT, FASE), we learned how he started his sonography career over three decades ago and how he has been a pioneer in the field.  In this second part, he shares some of his professional highlights as well Keep reading

Tom Whelan

Tom Whelan (RDMS, RDCS, RVT, FASE) has been a sonographer for nearly 35 years. The ARDMS-certified professional and Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography has literally been a pioneer in the ultrasound field. Starting out as a radiologic technologist, he began performing ultrasounds just as the technology was first becoming available in U.S. hospitals Keep reading

Smiling man

For American men, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, behind lung cancer, according to the Focused Ultrasound Foundation (FUSF). The American Cancer Society estimates that one man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, while 1 man in 39 will die of the disease (cancer.org, 2017 statistics) Keep reading

Male back muscular system anatomy

The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) is a globally-recognized organization that has certified more than 80,000 ultrasound technologists and other sonography professionals. It administers various specialized credentials which include RDMS (Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer), RDCS (Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer), RVT (Registered Vascular Technologist), RPVI (Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation) and RMSK (Registered in Musculoskeletal Keep reading

3D ultrasound of baby

First there were sonogram videos and photos. Then there was ultrasound viewing parties. And now there are 3D-printed fetuses so you can hold your “baby” while he or she is still in the womb. Could this be the next trend in pregnancy keepsakes? 3D Babies Based on their Indiegogo campaign and Facebook page, it looks Keep reading

Ultrasound Podcasters, Dr. Matt Dawson and Dr. Mike Mallin!

Dr. Matt Dawson and Dr. Mike Mallin are the founders and co-hosts of Ultrasound Podcast, an entertaining and educational audio-visual show that has been downloaded over 500,000 times in more than 180 countries. The podcasts are hilarious, even sometimes bold, but don’t let their cheekiness fool you! Dr. Dawson (MD, RDMS, RDCS) the Director of Keep reading