The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers is an independent organization that administers examinations and awards credentials to sonographers (ultrasound technologists). The ARDMS promotes quality care and patient safety through the certifications and continuing education requirements of ultrasound professionals.

To obtain the RDMS credential, (Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer) applicants must pass two examinations. One is the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation examination which tests basic physical principles, physics, and instrumentation knowledge. The other exam is a specialty examination. The specialty areas that are available to choose from include: Abdomen, Breast, Fetal Echocardiography, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatric Sonography. In order to sit for the exam, sonographers must have completed a sonography program. Accredited sonography programs are usually 2-year programs and often a 2-year science degree with the appropriate prerequisites are required to be selected for the sonography program.

Soundwaves only hires sonographers that have attained their RDMS credentials. Quality is the foundation of Soundwaves. Denise Barbato, Soundwaves founder, has held the RDMS credentials in Ob/Gyn since 1994 and knows well the importance of having and maintaining  them. When we are on the front lines, ruling out the possibility of a 2mm polypoid mass that may be cancerous, an experienced and credentialed sonographer is of utmost importance.

If you would like to experience the Soundwaves difference and work with our experienced, credentialed sonographers contact us today!