MUAM 2020

October is Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month (MUAM). MUAM is an opportunity to raise awareness and understanding with the public of ultrasound and its many uses in healthcare. It also provides ultrasound professionals a chance to celebrate their profession.

We plan to spend the month celebrating the profession and raising awareness of Ultrasound and all the ways we use it in modern society. Keep a look out on our social media pages and Ultrapost for what’s coming up and where you can get involved.

On Thursday 1st October we will be launching our first awareness raising challenge! How many pathologies can you say in 30 seconds that can be diagnosed on ultrasound. Post your video to social media with the #MUAM and tag our social media pages. Those with the most will win some BMUS and MUAM goodies!

Want to see what we did last year for MUAM? Click here for all the amazing stories we posted about the fantastic people that work in Medical Ultrasound.

Have something you want to say/do/be involved with for MUAM? Contact

Thoughts of a newly qualified sonographer - Katie Newstead

An unexpected journey - James Harcus

Be Curious

During October the NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre took part in the University of Leeds Be Curious Event. Be Curious is the University’s annual, family-friendly, research open day, an event which is usually held on campus, but in 2020 they went virtual.

As part of #MUAM the NIHR LBRC have shared their contribution to the Be Curious event, with BMUS. It is titled 'Everything you ever wanted to know about Ultrasound but were afraid to ask'. The video is aimed at children so perfect for a half term activity. You can find the video on YouTube here

A conversation with President, Rhodri Evans and President Elect, Pam Parker 

Part 1 - Inspire Part 5 - Consultant Sonographer Part 9 - Get Involved
Part 2 - Celebrate Part 6 - Sonographer Registration Part 10 - Benefits
Part 3 - Challenge and Opportunity Part 7 - Future Part 11 - Stronger Together
Part 4 - Awareness Part 8 - Joining BMUS  

Carine and Katia

We asked two sonographers to discuss all things ultrasound for #MUAM. Carine is near retirement and worked for 40yrs, Katia about to qualify! 

Episode 1 - Training then and now

Episode 2 - Be proud to be a sonographer! #MUAM?

Episode 3 - What's your view on sonographer registration?

Episode 4 - Ultrasound is more than obstetrics #MUAM

Katia Santo is I am 26 years old, I was born in São Tomé and Príncipe (aka Saint Thomas and Prince), lived in Portugal for 10 years, and moved to the UK at the age of 15 with my family. I worked as a carer before I did my undergraduate Degree in Diagnostic Radiography at the University of Leeds. I worked as a Radiographer for 2 years before I was able to pursue a career in Ultrasound. I am currently at the end of my post-graduate ultrasound training and have been offered the opportunity to do my Masters this year. Ultrasound has always been a career aspiration for me, and I couldn't see myself doing anything else. It's such a fascinating profession, full of innovation and it constantly challenges you to become the best Sonographer you can be every day. Having said that, I am so fortunate and proud to belong to such an amazing team which motivates me and inspires me to become the safest and kindest sonographer I can be for my patients.

Carine Stirling trained as a radiographer and qualified in 1976 in Glasgow. I moved to Dundee and worked there for a year before Immigrating to South Africa for 17 years. In 1984  I trained in Ultrasound .

On returning to the UK in 1994  whilst working at Hairmyres Hospital in Lanarkshire I was given the opportunity to complete my PGDIP in Medical us at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. I worked there  as a Sonographer for 17 years.

In 2010 I was given the privilege of becoming a Consultant Sonographer with Greater Glasgow  and Clyde   health board a role in which I have tried to inspire Sonographers to be proud of their achievements and encouraged them to be the best they can be .

Ultrasound has always been my passion and  as I reach retiral age I  have no regrets that it was the correct branch of radiography for me.