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Sonography Community

This community consists of those involved with the actual performance of the ultrasound exam and those with an interest in ultrasound practice management. Topics include reimbursement, guidelines, management, repetitive stress injuries, and more.

The current community officers are Chair Anju Tomar, BS, RDMS, RVT; Vice Chair Meredith Fresquez, BSN, RDMS; and Secretary William Lindsley, RDMS, RVT. They can be reached via e-mail at

Members: 152
Latest Activity: Mar 23


Use this forum to keep aware of AIUM announcements of interest to your discipline, become acquainted with AIUM members from your specialty, post announcements/news stories of interest to your community, gather ideas for educational opportunities, share cases, make AIUM aware of your needs, and discuss relevant issues. Start a discussion now!

Click here for AIUM resources for the Sonography Community.

Discussion Forum

Help for policy on ultrasound exam spectators

Started by Laura Burke Mar 23, 2017.

Who Will You Nominate?

Started by AIUM Sep 26, 2014.

38th Annual Advanced Ultrasound Seminar: Ob/Gyn

Started by AIUM Sep 17, 2014.

2014 AIUM Convention - Sonographer Meet-and-Greet 1 Reply

Started by Lisa M. Allen. Last reply by REGINA RACHAEL Mar 6, 2014.

Fetal Evaluation in the First Trimester: Where Are We Going? 1 Reply

Started by AIUM. Last reply by Dr MM Nurus shafi Feb 10, 2014.

MSK Ultrasound website -

Started by Stuart Wildman Nov 18, 2013.

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Comment by AIUM on July 11, 2017 at 11:29am

Tune in today at 1PM EDT for the AIUM Webinar: Improve Your Fetal Cardiac Imaging: Optimizing in Grayscale and Color Doppler with Mishella Perez, BS, RDMS, RDCS.

Mishella is a MFM & Fetal Echo Sonographer from the University of California San Diego Medical Center. Mishella has over 10 years of experience in high-risk obstetrics and during the span of time, she developed a specialized passion in Fetal Echo.

Mishella loves to teach, mentor, and serve as a national speaker to share her knowledge in fetal ultrasound with the community. At UCSD Medical center, Mishella currently leads the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Ultrasound Training Program and is also a Perinatal Clinical Practice Instructor for the Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound students at the University of California San Diego Medical Center.

Mishella is focused on putting her passion and skills to good use by supporting organizations and projects that she really cares about whether for clinical research, volunteering time to educate and train sonographers & imaging specialists.

Register here for Mishella's webinar:…/7964853817758020097

Comment by AIUM on February 3, 2016 at 3:45pm

The Committee and Community meeting schedule has now been posted for the 2016 AIUM Annual Convention.

Check it out here.

Comment by AIUM on November 22, 2011 at 1:50pm

$50,000 Available for Assessing Point-of-Care Ultrasound Applications

The AIUM’s Endowment for Education and Research (EER) has issued a request for applications (RFA) for studies to assess competency in point-of-care ultrasound applications, defined as ultrasound imaging for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes performed on the patient by a provider in real time as a component of a care episode. The EER has allocated up to $50,000 for 1 or more grants. The submission deadline is March 1, 2012. More detailed information is available on the AIUM website.

Comment by AIUM on September 15, 2011 at 2:43pm

Soliciting Grant Proposals for 2012 


The AIUM's Endowment for Education and Research (EER) is accepting grant proposals through November 1, 2011.


Ultrasound researchers may apply for grants of up to $10,000 in teaching, clinical research, or basic science.


A list of all previously awarded grants, detailed criteria, and an application form are available on the AIUM website.

Comment by Dr MM Nurus shafi on May 7, 2010 at 9:07am
Thanks Prof Gilani for elaborate comments & advice . It is good guide for all operators. my one is already a late case. others should be cautious.
Comment by Dr MM Nurus shafi on May 7, 2010 at 9:03am
Dr Mujib, Comilla. Where are you?
Comment by Syed Amir Gilani on April 28, 2010 at 4:49pm
to prevent repetitive strain injury (RSI)/work-related upper-limb disorder (WRULD)It most often affects the upper limb of the scan arm and is thought to be caused by a combination of awkward posture due to poor workstation set-up and sustained static forces due to excessive twisting and pressure on the probe. The following measures will help to alleviate this problemTry to have a mixed caseload during the scan session.
Adjust the bed height in order to avoid stretching excessively up or down during the scan - have your eyes level with the top of the monitor to avoid excessive neck movements.Try to maintain good posture while seated for the scan - economically designed stools can help with this.
Try to rest the elbow of your scan arm gently on the patient.
Keep close to the patient in order to avoid the need to abduct your arm excessively during the scan.Position the console so that it is not necessary to stretch excessively over the patient.
Move the patient into oblique/decubitus positions when examining the kidneys/spleen. This prevents excessive rotation of the forearm.
I think PHYSIOTHERAPY OR TREATMENT can work if it is not profession related,otherwise you will bad posture strech on your arm and shoulder or back while scanning and after finishing the job you will have to go for physiotherapy---i suggest take some treatment then rest but permanent solution is to take care of you posture and scanning posture that will help more.

Comment by Dr MM Nurus shafi on April 7, 2010 at 5:21am
Thanks Dr Mubarak & Kym for valuable feed backs.
Comment by Dr Mubarak elradi mohammed nour on April 1, 2010 at 7:10am
what you need is a medical exercise by an experienced medical physiotherapist because repetitive strains can bring chronic pain if not treated early and efficiently but when it become chronic it is difficult to treat
Comment by Kym Yarbrough-Garcia on March 31, 2010 at 10:56pm
nothing new to anyone here but i am in so much pain typical neck shoulder down arm even hand pain from scanning i am aware of my posture & positioning while scanning constantly doing stretches I used to recover on my days off but not any more any suggestions ? chiropractics has helped but $$$$ ive used bio freeze, blue emu would love to hear what others do short of finding a different career

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