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Jennie Durant, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Jennie Durant is an international speaker whose passion IS Sonography! She enjoys educating and inspiring others to believe that they can do, and learn, anything that they put their mind to.  And better can be FUN!

Jennie has been in the field of Sonography for over 30 years, obtaining her first credential in 1992. She is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) in Abdomen, OB/Gyn and Neurosonography. She is a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) , and is a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) in Fetal Echocardiography. She has been in multiple supervisory positions in Minnesota and California, and has obtained accreditation (AIUM, ACR and/or IAC) in all those facilities. She established a successful Vascular Lab from the ground up, and has been part of teaching vascular surgeons ablation techniques nationally. She has also taught many physicians, physician assistants, fellows, residents, nurse practitioners and nurses point of care (POC) sonography. She established a CAAHEP accredited Vascular Sonography School Program, which is just one of a handful in the U.S. 

While in California, she worked closely with a Pediatric Ophthalmologist to establish new Retinal Artery protocols for intracranial pressure assessment. She also worked closely with a Perinatologist and Pediatric Cardiologist performing and diagnosing hundreds of complex  cardiac and anatomic defects in utero. She was instrumental in developing a first of its kind fetal echo reporting system. 

Jennie has authored 2 fetal echo books, a transcranial Doppler book and been an editor or co-author of several other sonography books (Physics, Vascular, OB/Gyn, Abd/Sm Parts, Fetal Echo). She has published original research in the JDMS: "An Absent Right Umbilical Artery Versus Absent Left and the Prognostic Implications for the Fetus" being one of the first participants to receive an award from the SDMS Sonography Research Institute. 

She has served on the Committee of Accreditation for Advanced Cardiac Sonography (CoA-ACS), the board of the Minnesota Society of Diagnostic Ultrasound (MSDU), the SDMS Foundation Board and the SDMS Education and CME committees. She has been a Sonography Educator in Physics, Cardio-Vascular Physics and hemodynamics, Abdomen, Small Parts, Neuro, OB/Gyn, Fetal Echo, Vascular, TCD, Patient Care and Ultrasound Machine setup. 

Jennie has a passion for inspiring others through education and has been a keynote speaker internationally, nationally and locally. She understands that making a difference for one is the key to making a difference for many.

Education from the CEO

An Absent Right Umbilical Artery Versus Absent Left and the Prognostic Implications for the Fetus
What are you measuring in M-mode?
The Big No-No That You May Not Know for Transcranial Doppler Imaging (TCDI)
Basic Principles of Flow
Tips on Registry Testing