SDMS's core purpose is to enhance the art and science of medicine by advancing medical sonography. As an SDMS member you will join an exclusive network of over 28,000 sonographers and sonography students.
Formed in 2009, the SDMS Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization affiliated with the SDMS. The SDMS Foundation fosters professional learning and excellence by working to improve the field of diagnostic medical sonography.
Radiology uses X-rays, radioactive tracers and ultrasonic waves to help physicians detect, diagnose and treat a number of diseases and injuries. Continuing developments in technology, computers and science have advanced our ability to noninvasively view the body's inner structures, tissues and organs. The dynamic images provided by radiology are essential to physicians because of their realistic depiction of the anatomy, functions and abnormalities within a patient's body.
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient radiology services using advanced digital equipment, including: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer to obtain detailed images of the inside of a patient's body. MR/CT arthroscopy uses MRI and CT to obtain images of a patient's joints. Ultrasound-guided and MRI-guided breast biopsies use either ultrasound or MRI technology to help surgeons locate an abnormal area of the breast for biopsy.
Under the direction of a radiologist, performs MRI scans and routine radiographs at a technical level with limited supervision. Must perform a variety of procedures which require independent judgement and ingenuity to apply prescribed ionizing radiation for a radiological diagnosis. Maintains comprehensive understanding of RMS and PACS system operations. Review and read back physician written and verbal orders. Obtains pertinent clinical data to consistently produce high quality images and reduce unnecessary repeat exams. Performs radiography with a thorough understanding of equipment, anatomy and the patient's circumstances under which they may be examined. Works efficiently and effectively with LWRIC technical team to accomplish both referring physician and patient satisfaction. Initiates and assumes responsibility for modality function success, contributing operational knowledge and problem resolution. Maintains patient statistics reporting EOM data to Director. Responsible for sharing duties of ordering supplies for specific modality and others when necessary. Exhibits teamwork and cooperation with entire clinic medical and support staff. In conjunction with LWRMC medical staff, coordinates all inpatient MRI exams when ordered. Performs and reports both clinical and statistical data pertaining to inpatients. Transports patients when necessary.