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Approved by SDMS Board of Directors, 04/2009
Provision of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) procedures, including those performed for screening purposes, requires that the sonographer performing the sonographic examination be credentialed by a nationally recognized sonography credentialing organization.In the view of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS), there is a strong need for requisite sonographer credentialing because medical sonographic services are highly operator dependent. To ensure consistency and patient safety, the sonographer shall demonstrate broad-based knowledge, good judgment, and appropriate real-time discretion to assess and evaluate anatomy, and to acquire and optimize the appropriate images and data for sonographic screening and interpretation by the interpreting physician.
Non-Diagnostic Use of Ultrasound
Approved by the SDMS Board of Directors, 03/2013
The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) believes that the use of sonography without a medical indication is inappropriate. Therefore, the use of sonography (including two-dimensional (2D), three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) ultrasound) to view the fetus, obtain a picture of the fetus, or determine the fetal gender without a medical indication is contrary to responsible medical practice.