Douglas Clem wins first place in scientific presentation competition

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Douglas Clem

Feb. 7, 2022

The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography recently awarded Douglas Clem first place in its National Scientific Presentation Competition. Clem is a clinical coordinator and clinical professor of the diagnostic medical ultrasound program in the University of Missouri School of Health Professions.

The Scientific Presentation Competition evaluates sonographers’ original summary papers on clinical research, educational techniques, patient care, sonography department management, case studies presenting a diagnostic challenge, or other areas related to diagnostic medical sonography.

Clem presented the paper "Atypical presentation of an adult man following repair of multiple coronary artery fistulas connecting to the main pulmonary artery with long term sequalae." Clem said the study’s key takeaway is that sonographers aren’t just picture-takers. “They must know, understand and analyze complex pathological situations while they scan, and in their reporting of the findings to aid in patient care and management,” he said.

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