ARDMS certification is a voluntary process, unlike licensure, and the specific requirements for certification are developed by experienced ultrasound professionals who have been expert practitioners in the ultrasound field for many years. ARDMS certification is a means of assuring professional competency for all patients. Certification standards are the same nationwide, while there may be minor - but important - differences in what's required for licensure from state to state.
So you can breathe easier when you see the ARDMS patch on your sonographer's sleeve. This professional has met the high standards of the ARDMS, and your sonogram will too.
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