About BMUS


The British Medical Ultrasound Society is a multi-disciplinary body whose objectives are:

  • The advancement of the science and technology of ultrasonics as applied to medicine.

  • The maintenance of the highest standards in these fields.

  • The advancement of education and research in these areas, and dissemination of the results.

  • The provision of advice and information regarding ultrasound to the public at large.


The Society originated in 1969 from a conference organised by the Hospital Physicists Association (a predecessor of the Institute of Physics & Engineering in Medicine) and the British Institute of Radiology.  It was initially an informal ultrasound group (the British Medical Ultrasound Group), the society took its present name in 1977 when it became affiliated to the European and World Federations of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Status as a Registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee and not having a share capital, was attained in 1984.

The documents 'Memorandum of Association' and the 'Articles of Association' form the basis of the Society's constitution. 

Membership of the society is drawn from a wide range of disciplines including medical and allied health professionals, physicists, engineers, nurses, midwives, technicians, general practitioners, vets and others with an interest in medical ultrasound both in the United Kingdom and overseas.

The success of the Society stems to a great extent from its multi-disciplinary nature, its regular special topic meetings, its Annual Scientific meeting and its quarterly 'Journal'.

Current membership totals over 1300 from both the UK and overseas consisting of the following specialist groups :

  • Sonographers 
  • Radiologists 
  • Obstetricians 
  • Physicists/Scientists 
  • Others including cardiologists, paediatricians, midwives, MTOs, Vets, GPs and equipment manufacturers.

    Registered Office : 27 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AX  
    Telephone : 020 7636 3714  Fax : 020 7323 2175
    Registered Charity No :  289541     
    Company Registration Number : 1794511