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Is your ultrasound device COVID ready?


We're conducting a survey to understand the preparedness of the point-of-care ultrasound devices for COVID-19 in Australia and New Zealand. Your input would be appreciated and will be confidential. Please spend 10 minutes of your valuable time, share your knowledge to get everyone well prepared for future similar disasters.


Click the link below to start the survey.


Thank you from Dr Vijay Manivel, Dr Dave Herbert, Dr Gareth Kitson, Dr Dougal Roberson, and Dr Jocelyne Basseal.


Click here to start the survey

Medicare update for MSK ultrasound


MSK ultrasound requires personal attendance by the reporting specialist in line with the Health Insurance Diagnostic Imaging Services Table Regulations 2012:


2.1.7 Musculoskeletal ultrasound services—personal attendance


Items in this Subdivision apply to a musculoskeletal ultrasound service only if:


a. the medical practitioner responsible for the conduct and report of the examination personally attends during the performance of the scan and personally examines the patient; or


b. the service is performed, because of medical necessity, in a location that is more than 30 kilometres by the most direct road route from another practice where services that comply with paragraph (a) are available.”


This ruling has been temporarily modified due to COVID-19


The medical practitioner responsible for the conduct and report of the MSK ultrasound exam could perform a video consultation, with real time access to the images being acquired, to consult with the patient during the course of the examination.


The Department of Health (DoH) has provided additional advice in relation the relaxation of the personal attendance rule for MSK US during the biosecurity emergency. The intention is to allow providers who are unavailable to attend the patient due to COVID-19 response protocols to provide the service because of medical necessity.  It would be expected that the service only be provided where there are appropriate supervision arrangements in place and it is clinically appropriate for the service to be performed. The Department’s advice was intended to mean that videoconferencing was one way for a provider to supervise the service rather than the only mechanism to consult with the patient.  This advice was not intended to limit other appropriate alternative supervision arrangements.


Members should note that since there is a requirement to personally attend during the performance of the MSK US scan, you cannot bill a Medicare consultation item such as 104, 105 or their corresponding telehealth item numbers.


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Join these ASUM members to get the most out of your career


Get immediate access to the following Web-based CPD learning:

  • Webinars - members rates and all complimentary COVID related.
  • Past ASUM conference video recordings (check out the list of recordings from the WFUMB 2019 Congress),
  • AJUM journal full access to all peer-reviewed medical ultrasound articles,
  • Coming soon: AJUM CPD quizzes and recommended podcasts,
  • plus more!

Membership fees are staying the same for the 2020/21 membership year. Check out page 2 of the membership application form for fees and pay them monthly by direct debit.


New members - JOIN HERE!

Former Members - RE-JOIN HERE!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our Membership Team at or by calling +61 2 8379 7605.

Upcoming webinar
Dr Leah Wright | Senior Echocardiographer | Thank you to our sponsor Actelion

Our next webinar features Dr Leah Wright who will present on echocardiography to understand physiology and clinical outcomes in Pulmonary Hypertension.

The webinar will cover:

  • Measurement and image optimisation
  • Novel echocardiographic measures
  • Updates on recent guidelines and current research

Learning outcomes include:

  • Understand echocardiographic measures which are critical for a complete pulmonary hypertension assessment
  • Understand the pros and cons of varying measures of right ventricular systolic function
  • Understand the utility of various haemodynamic measures in pulmonary hypertension

Be sure to stick around for the 15 minute Q & A session at the end of the webinar.

Thank you to our sponsor


Thursday 7th May 2020

19.00 - 20.00 (AEST)


Register here

Did you miss these webinars?

1. POCUS in a Pandemic: Lung Ultrasound and COVID-19

Dr Daniel Kim | Sponsors - Clarius | Medistar

Vancouver doctor, Dr. Daniel Kim, Clinical Assistant Professor and the PoCUS Fellowship Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia, shares his ED experience with COVID-19.


What is covered during this webinar? Introduction to lung ultrasound, normal sonographic lung, pathologic sonographic findings, sonographic features of COVID-19 and clinical application of lung ultrasound in COVID-19.


Register today to listen at your own convenience.

Thank you for Clarius | Medistar for partnering with us for this webinar.


2. Ultrasound Report Writing

Martin Necas

Martin Necas focuses on the best-practice in ultrasound report writing and is suitable for all users who perform ultrasound scans and communicate the results to other healthcare professionals including: sonographers, radiologists and clinician-practitioners.


Learning outcomes include gaining the understanding of current trends in report structures, how to formulate diagnostic impressions, clinical prioritisation of diagnostic comments in reports, the importance of language, syntax, word choice and how radiology reports can be varied in the time of crisis.


Register today to listen at your own convenience.


3. COVID-19 with a focus on Cardiac Dysfunction and US

Prof. Michel Slama

Listen to Prof. Michel Slama as he presents this relevant COVID-19 webinar with a focus on cardiac dysfunction. Prof. Slama is head of the medical ICU, Chairman of Critical Care Medicine and is also a Co-chairman of an INSERM unit (research team). He is one of the founders of critical care echocardiography in France and in the world.


An informative 20 min Q&A session is included in the webinar.


Register today to listen at your own convenience.


Webinar FAQ's


Q: What if I miss seeing the webinar live?
A: We will send all registrants (including absentee’s) a link to watch the webinar the day after the webinar has aired. This link will be valid for 4 weeks.


Q: I haven’t received my link to view the webinar
A: Please check your junk/spam mail folder in the email account that you used to register for the webinar. If you cannot locate the link please email

Q: Do I get a CPD Certificate of Attendance?
A: Yes


Q: When will I get my CPD Certificate of Attendance?
A: CPD certificates will be issued at the end of the month in which the webinar was aired.


Latest job vacancies

Sonographers – Advanced (MFM), Gold Coast Health, QLD

Sonographers – Advanced (MFM), QLD

You will take responsibility for performing advanced, independent real-time ultrasound examinations with an emphasis on pathology recognition, diagnosis and documentation of relevant measurements and images, either solely or within a team environment. Plus more...


Click here for more information.


Sonographers, I-MED, Various locations

Sonographers, Australia wide

I-MED Radiology are currently recruiting Sonographers in Cairns, Darwin, Emerald, Gippsland, Gladestone, Mt Isa and Rockhampton.


Click here for more information.

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