MUAM 2022

MUAM 2022

Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month (MUAM) is held annually in October to create awareness of the role sonographers play in the medical community and to educate the public about medical ultrasound. Here at BMUS, as a multidisciplinary society, we like to showcase all aspects of ultrasound throughout MUAM, and this month is no different. Ultrasound covers more than just the obstetrics sector, there is podiatry ultrasound, liver, head and neck, endometriosis and so much more, in both animals and humans! MUAM offers an opportunity to delve into many of these topics and how Medical Ultrasound professionals deal with being a Sonographer in today’s climate.

Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month is an amazing opportunity to raise awareness within the ultrasound community, focussing on the different ways ultrasound can be applied within healthcare. Importantly, it also provides an opportunity for ultrasound professionals to celebrate what it means to be involved in Sonography.

Throughout the month of October, we plan to raise awareness through tips of the day, articles, podcasts and more. Sonographers across the country will attempt to get you involved and make you think about what it means to be involved in Sonography. Make sure to keep an eye out on our social media pages and Ultrapost for all the latest updates and opportunities you can get involved in.

Different ultrasound professionals will have their say on different topics surrounding ultrasound. Our current BMUS President, Pamela Parker and myself, the incoming BMUS President, Prof Adrian Lim, will take part in 4 podcast style discussions every Friday throughout October. This ‘Incoming and Outgoing’ series will comprise of a series of questions by the BMUS Professional Officer, Hazel Edwards. This podcast series will discuss different issues and breakthroughs in ultrasound as well as the aims and accomplishments of the current BMUS President as well as the future one.

There will also be content coming from PHD students, clinical leads, mental health professionals and others.


Article by Professor Adrian Lim, BMUS President Elect and Jane McNulty, Events and Marketing Coordinator, BMUS.


Incoming and Outgoing Podcast Episode 1: What have been the most notable changes in ultrasound that should be celebrated?

An Experience of CRPS: Article by Samantha Frater, Superintendent Radiographer Ultrasound

Being a Sonographer: How to Cope: Article by Shaunna Smith, Clinical Specialist Sonographer

Incoming Outgoing Podcast Episode 2: A look at the opportunities and challenges facing ultrasound in the next 5 years

A Day in the Life of a PhD Student: Article by PhD Student Catriona Hynes

Why I Love Working with Sonographers: A blog by Clinical Psychologist, Judith Johnson

Incoming Outgoing Podcast Episode 3: What role do you feel professional bodies, BMUS in particular, has in raising awareness of Ultrasound going forward? 

Preparing for an ultrasound exam – How can GPs and sonographers work together to provide a mutually understood service for patients? An article by Shaunna Smith

A Podiatrist's Perspective: Article by Musculoskeletal Specialist Podiatrist, Emma Barnes

A Sonographer’s Experience of Winning the BMUS Young Investigator Award 2021, Siobhan Alsop

Incoming Outgoing Podcast Episode 4: What do you hope you’ll have achieved by the end of 2024 when you leave office? Why did you Join BMUS?