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Just so everyone is informed, what would you recommend as the best way to pursue this through the ARDMS?

Excellent idea, by the way. I'm all for advancing our profession.  


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On Oct 7, 2012, at 1:54 PM, Terry DuBose <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Several years (after the meeting in New Orleans) ago the SVT, now SVU
> petitioned the ARDMS to change the vascular credential from RVT to RDVS so
> it would be in line with echocardiographer and get rid of the "T" word.
> However, there were two vascular surgeons on the ARDMS Executive Committee
> that killed the petition.   
> 
> Those guys are gone from the ARDMS and it seems time for the vascular
> community to raise this issue again.   If you look at the pay for RDMS and
> RVT in the USA Dept. of Labor's OCCUPATION OUTLOOK HANDBOOK (OOH) you will
> see that DMS are listed with a median pay of $64,380 per year, while the RVT
> median pay of $49,410 per year.   I believe the primary cause of this
> discrepancy is the designation of "vascular technologists."
> http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm 
> http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/cardiovascular-technologists-and-technicia
> ns.htm
> 
> If you agree, please raise this issue with the new ARDMS Executive Committee
> Chair, Kevin Evans, and the ARDMS CEO, Dale Cyr.
> 
> Good luck, Terry 
> 
> 
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> Terry J. DuBose, MS, RDMS
> Associate Professor Emeritus
> Diagnostic Medical Sonography 
> University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
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