Celebrating Women in Medical Imaging
Throughout history and across the globe women have played important roles in health care. Today you can find women in leadership positions across a wild variety of medical imaging positions and specialities. According to the most recent U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics survey, women make up 72.5% of Medical and health services managers. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, women have driven 80% of the overall growth in the booming health care field since the turn of the century.
Supporting women working in medical imaging is part of our mission, and we’ve had the privilege of interviewing a wide variety of leaders, pioneers, and experts working in sonography. Please join us in celebrating their accomplishments and knowledge.
In the first article of our Women in Medial Imaging series, we introduce you to some individuals who have, or are currently, making their mark in the field.
Some are no longer with us but have left us with lessons that continue to benefit human lives; others are just in the beginning of their careers but are already making advancements in medical imaging technology.
The history of ultrasound. This story begins with the women and men (and yes animals) from across the world who have contributed to the evolution of ultrasound over the past 225+ years.
Let’s take a look back at the history of ultrasound and learn how the use of sound waves as a diagnostic tool made their way into clinics and hospitals across the globe.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director Adina Pupko, BS, RDMS, RDCS
Ms. Pupko has been the Program Director for the Echo-Vascular track of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Center for Allied Health Education (CAHE) since its inception in August 2018.
Why choose a career in sonography? Join Sonography Student & Contributor Lynn Nguyen on her journey as she pursues a 2nd career as a sonographer.
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.
It is no surprise that the SDMS has created an award in her name (the Joan P. Baker Pioneer Award.)!
Interview with Sonographer, Author and Program Director Yonella Demars, MSRS RDMS (Ab, Ob/Gyn, PS) RVT
Yonella Demars has been a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer for over nine years. She has a BS and Master’s degree in Radiologic Sciences and is currently in the candidacy phase of a Radiation Science PhD degree.
Her interest is burnout and organizational commitment among sonographers in the U.S. She is also an author and entrepreneur
Our scholarship committee has selected Grand Valley State University’s Joyanna Osborne as the Spring 2021 sonography student scholarship award recipient!
Please join in in congratulating Joyanna and the rest of this term’s finalists.
My experiences with being pregnant left me fascinated with the ultrasound profession.
Once I began the research, I realized that there were so many ways that ultrasound can be used, I was totally sold on becoming a Sonographer so that I can make a difference in the healthcare community!
Emily Downs is an experienced Diagnostic Medical Sonographer with a BS in Radiation Science.
She is currently the Program Director of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program of Denver in Colorado, where she has served for the past three years.
In 2014, she received the IFSER (International Foundation For Sonography Education and Research) International Outreach Advocate Award
Interview with Ultrasound Tech and Tutor, Melessa Cizik
Melessa Cizik has been an ultrasound tech for over 10 years with extensive experience performing general, OB/GYN, small parts and vascular ultrasound exams.
Having graduated the top of her sonography class at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey, Cizik now offers ultrasound tutoring services online, using video, audio and whiteboard technologies.
Tricia Turner (BS, RDMS, RVT) graduated from the South Hills School of Business & Technology (SHS) Sonography program in 1999.
Today, she is the program’s Director.
Articles & Interviews Celebrating Women in Medical Imaging
- Why I Chose Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- The Learning Curve
- Steps to Ease the Transition to Online Learning in the Wake of COVID-19
- Samantha Callis, MHA, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
- Adina Pupko, BS, RDMS, RDCS
- Top 5 Paying Medical Imaging Careers for 2021
- 3D Ultrasound
- A Sonographer’s Guide to Personal and Professional Success
- Accredited Sonography Programs
- Advice from Ultrasound Professors
- Interview with Sonographer, Author and Program Director Yonella Demars, MSRS RDMS (Ab, Ob/Gyn, PS) RVT
- Sonographer, Educator, Pioneer and Ergonomics Expert, Joan P. Baker
- Interview With Sonographer Dr. Traci Fox
- 7 Female Pioneers in Medical Imaging
- Using Simulation to Train Sonographers
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