Winter, 2020

Winter, 2020

Hello all our members, student members, and affiliates!

2019 has been a great year. As the year is coming to an end, let’s look back on some of the highlights:
The NCUS 2019 Spring Symposium at the Embassy Suites in Concorde, NC was a great time. Diane Reed was named the NCUS Sonographer of Excellence for 2019. Thank you, Diane, for your hard work and commitment to your coworkers, and your field. The 2019 Spring Symposium Quiz Bowl was an exciting competition. The Quiz Bowl winners were the Cape Fear Community College Sea Devils (Lauren Gasque, Ashton, Strickland, and Taylor Bean) for the Echo portion, and the Asheville-Buncombe Technical College Triphasics (Ashley Gillet, Vincent Gendusa, and Amy Taylor) for the General portion. Christina Gonzalez presented a great Case of the Day about a patient with a phyllodes tumor, which sparked a lot of interest and conversation from members. Autumn-Lynn Snowden and Brittany Brookshire were this year’s NCUS Grant Foundation winners. They were able to attend the entire symposium for free, thanks to all the donations from our members to the NCUS Grant Foundation!

The NCUS 2019 Fall Symposium at Carolina Beach was a great success! It was a gorgeous weekend and the venue, Carolina Beach Marriot, was fantastic. Members had the privilege of hearing some great speakers and socializing with their fellow sonographers. Some of our dedicated vendors attended and showed off their newest equipment and products. A couple vendors gave out some fantastic prizes, including a Samsung phone from, you guessed it…the Samsung team.

The NCUS puts on some great symposiums. Thank you to all the board members who dedicate countless hours researching, planning, making phone calls, and all the work you do behind the scenes to make our symposiums so awesome. There is always a lot of learning going on at these events. Thank you to all our speakers for coming to share your knowledge with us. Thank you to the vendors who came out to show us all their great products and services. And thank YOU all our members who attended the symposiums and support our society. We love the opportunity to come together with other professionals in our field and share these great opportunities for learning.

If you don’t attend these awesome symposiums, you are missing out!

Megan Wyatt RVT, RDMS (AB, OB/GYN)
NCUS Newsletter Editor
Hello NCUS community,
I don’t know about everybody else, but I had a great time in beautiful Carolina Beach! The weather was sublime, and everybody seemed to be in great spirits. I thought Embassy suites did a great job with the refreshments and lunch and their staff were wonderful throughout the day. I would like to thank all the board members for volunteering their time to make the meeting a success and doing it all with a smile, even when I ask a question for the third time! Thank you to Diana Strickland for gathering the speakers and organizing the meeting, you did a fantastic job! A big thank-you goes out to the speakers. Your time and expertise is what keeps our community growing. A huge thank-you goes out to the people choosing to come to our meeting. We, the Board of Directors, are always humbled that so many sonographers choose to come to our meetings year after year, thank you once again from all of us on the board.

I would like to welcome our newest board members Cathy Daniels and Suzie Julian. Thank you for volunteering your time to serve with us. Congratulations to the 50/50 prize winner, Hormoze Goudarzi! And thank you for donating your winnings back to the society! Those that didn’t participate this meeting please bring some cash and buy a couple of tickets, someone has to win, and it just might be you!
Congratulations to the mystery member who won the Samsung! Make sure you visit the vendors every meeting, you never know what is up their sleeves!

I hope to see a lot of new faces with our upcoming spring symposium in Raleigh, NC. As always we will have a great time and learn a lot with some amazing speakers. To enjoy our meeting even more please download the Whova app, it’s a great way to introduce yourself and make new connections.

Hope to see you in the Spring!
Jeff Jewel BS, RDCS
NCUS President
Hey all! The North Carolina Ultrasound Society Foundation Annual Conference Grant Application period is OPEN NOW until February 15th. Two applicants will be selected to attend the Spring 2020 Annual Conference in Raleigh, NC being held April 17-19 2020. There will be approximately 20 CME’s offered for the weekend. Don’t pass up this great opportunity!!! Click the link below for more information.

The NCUS Annual Symposium Grant Program covers the cost of registration fees to the next Annual NCUS Spring Symposium. There may be 2 chosen per year, preferably 1 student and 1 sonographer, or if necessary 2 from the same category when required based on applicant submissions. At this time hotel, travel expenses, parking fees etc., are not covered by the NCUS Foundation.
Check out our Facebook page! What are you waiting for? While you’re there, please “like” and share our page. NCUS is the largest statewide ultrasound society in the United States. Nevertheless, we want more members. Social media is one of the best forms of advertisement. But we need you, our members, to help us get the word out there. With each “like” and share of our page we get a little more publicity. After you finish liking and sharing the page go check out the photo albums, previous posts from members, shared case studies and articles. 

There are some great opportunities available through NCUS. You can find information about the following opportunities and events on our website under the Community header, then click on the link for Student Opportunities. Or click the link:

Quiz Bowl:
Application deadline is February 21st. 
Please complete the online application using the link below. 

GEN questions with citations/images should be sent to Angela at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 1.

CARDIAC questions with citations/images should be sent to Angela at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by March 1.

Quiz Bowl Online Application

Quiz Bowl Laws

Quiz Bowl Guideline for Question Submission

Scientific Exhibit:
Application deadline is March 15. 
Please complete the online application using the link below.
Only one scientific exhibit may be submitted per applicant or group of applicants. Only two exhibits per category per school can be submitted. Category must be specified on application. The two categories are GEN/OB-GYN and ECHO/VASCULAR. 
Scientific Exhibit Online Application  
Guidelines for Scientific Exhibit Competition

Mentoring Program:
Application deadline is March 1. Submissions will be voted on at June meeting and those selected will begin at Fall Symposium. Don't forget that current Mentees will be working at the March meeting!

Mentee Video
Mentoring Program Information

Mentoring Program Application
2021 Spring Symposium: Asheville, NC at the Omni Grove Park Inn. February 26-28
Here are a few case studies brought to you by the Board of Directors. A little learning opportunity between symposiums!

Thoracic Duct Reopening: A Case Study
Adelia Bullins, RDMS, (Abd, OB-GYN), RVT, CNMT, AAS, BS, MALS
Maliah Averett, SC Student

Small Bowel Malrotation: Ultrasound Findings and Case Discussion
Peter P. Hindel, MD
This year has been an exciting one. I hope 2020 brings health, happiness, success, and prosperity to you all. I look forward to seeing you next year for the Spring Symposium in Raleigh for some more excitement and learning.

In ultrasound we often talk about axial resolution, temporal resolution, lateral resolution, spatial resolution, etc. But on January 1st, let’s focus on out new year’s resolutions.

Let’s make 2020 our best year yet!!!