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New Zealand MRTB


The New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board have ‘thanked’ the medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals for providing the safe delivery of essential services in New Zealand during COVID-19. Of particular note;


The MRTB Board recognises that throughout the course of the pandemic, practitioners may have had difficulty accessing the usual CPD channels. This recognition is reflected in the decision not to undertake a CPD audit for the 2021 year. The requirements for the 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2023 trimester remain the same but if a practitioner is unable to complete the required 60 CPD over the duration of the trimester the Board will exercise leniency. Please read the July newsletter for additional information.


Adapting Education


During these unpredictable times, the education team have been continually monitoring the situation and working to ensure that COVID-19 has minimal effects on completing your course with ASUM. Whether you are studying the DDU, CCPU or DMU, here are just some of the changes we have put in place to make sure you can keep moving forward;

  • Offered extensions and deferrals, free of charge and without academic penalty on all courses (where applicable)
  • Provided remote proctoring for the DDU Module 1 assessments
  • Organising alternate exam assessment venues to accommodate candidates unable to travel due to border closures.
  • Offering a mock assessment workshop to assist candidates preparing for the DMU Case Based Discussions.

Thank you for your patience whilst we continue to work through the changes and adapt options to ensure you can continue with your studies. 


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Research Grants Expression of Interest due


A friendly reminder that all applicants must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) before the closing date on 1st September 2020.


ASUM provides funding for two research grants of up to $20,000 annually. These grants are available to researchers who have been members of ASUM for at least the two years prior to application.


The Research Grants Committee invites Full Applications based on the merit of the EOI. Full Applications are due in October, offers are made in December, and the Grant becomes available in February.


In accepting a Research Grant, the recipient is entering into an obligation to register for the ASUM Annual Scientific meeting and present a report on their research. Please refer to the ASUM Research Grants Policy for further details.


Do not miss your chance to be one of this year's winners.


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Songraphers - be sure to log your CPD in myASUM as Learning Activity: Category 3 - Self-directed learning, as this includes all web-based activities which have now been uncapped by the ASAR.

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Standards of Practice


ASUM is proud to announce that our updated Guidelines on the Performance of a Gynaecological Ultrasound Examination are now available following adoption by ASUM Council.


The ultrasound community, as well as various medical professional groups have engaged with the consultation process with the final Guidelines provided here.


Check out the Standards of Practice


Virtual Conference - Endometriosis Ultrasound Credential

Register for the Virtual Conference



ASUM is hosting its inaugural Virtual Conference with a focus on all ultrasound practitioners, whether medical or sonographers, with an interest in gynaecology. 


Where: Online

When: 1 August 2020
Time: 9am – 3:30pm (AEST)
CPD: 5 points


Register TODAY!


If you are unable to attend on the 1 August, or would like to review the content, the recordings of this conference will be available for 30 days post event. The opportunity to test your knowledge and learning will be provided at the end of the conference, with those successfully completing the test acknowledged with a ‘successful completion’ of the endometriosis ultrasound credential training in addition to the CPD certificate.


If you want to register after 1 August, you have until Friday 28th August to register to view the recorded session. The recorded session will be removed from website on 31 August 2020.


Register here

Upcoming webinar

What's up next...

Marilyn Zelesco

Sonography of the gastro-intestinal tract


6 August 2020

19.00 - 20.00 AEST

Marilyn Zelesco, Lead Sonographer at the Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth, will present this interesting webinar on bowel ultrasound.


Uncertainty persists concerning the accuracy of bowel ultrasound as a primary imaging procedure in patients with suspected bowel disease.  This talk introduces the audience to the basics of gut sonography, as well as a range of pathologies that can be visualized by ultrasound.


Learning outcomes:

  • Recognise the gut signature on US
  • Develop an appropriate technique for visualisation of gut
  • Learn essential criteria for the diagnosis of common gut pathologies.

View the webinar live or the recording for 1 CPD Point.


Register Here




Perth Urogenital Ultrasound Study Day   

12 September 2020


Attend or live stream


Start time: 9:00 (AWST), 11:00 (AEST), 13:00 (NZST)

Finish time: 12:30 (AWST), 14:30 (AEST), 16:30 (NZST)


Introducing the first face-to-face event in months, this event will be held at Cliftons in Perth and live streamed to the region. Earn yourself 3 CPD Points.


Comprehensive ultrasound examinations can answer most clinical questions of the urogenital tract with minimal patient preperation and without the use of ionising radiation. Learn about Varicoceles - new criteria and intervention, Sonography in acute flank pain, Intraoperative sonography and more.


View the program here


All registrants will receive a link to view the recording for 30-days following the event.


Register here 

See below for FAQ re: CPD certificates and other queries.


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New Zealand 2020 Conference

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3-4 October 2020


Attend or live stream


New Zealanders have done such a great job,and we're thrilled to be back holding a face-to-face event again!


Join your colleagues and friends at Christchurch Art Gallery for the rescheduled ASUM New Zealand 2020 Conference taking place 3-4 October.


Those attending can enjoy Saturday night's Gala Dinner being held at The Tannery where you can network, socialise, let your hair down and dance like no one's watching to the sounds of an excellent local band.


A full programme (see draft here) featuring local and international presenters including Drs Thomas Moritz, Lantham Berry and Karen Mizia as well as Martin Necas, Andrew Graham and others will be covering a range of specialities and topics over 1.5 days.


A huge thank you to Penny Cain and the New Zealand Conference Committee for their enthusiasm and work in creating a fantastic program while adapting to multiple changes along the way!


Early registrants may want to take the opportunity to register for one of the workshops running concurrently to the main programme (limited places available).


Attend or live stream the entire event.

Pay in NZ Dollars  to attend or live stream

Pay in AU Dollars to live stream if you're outside NZ


Registrants will get 30-days access to the content following the event.


ASUM - Delivering quality continuing ultrasound education...

Wherever you want, whenever you want.



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Latest job vacancies


Sonographer/Kaimātai Whakaahua Oro - New Zealand

We are looking for experienced Sonographers to work in our Radiology Department, which serves the population of Hutt Valley, as well as Wairarapa, District Health Boards.



Vascular Sonographer, VDC, NS

The Vascular Diagnostic Centre at the Prince of Wales Hospital is looking for a part time experienced vascular sonographer to join their fun and friendly team.



Ultrasound Applications Specialist, CHS, NZ

We require the services of a NZ based experienced general sonographer for a part time position for the first year with the probability to move to a full-time position.



Sonographer, Lake Imaging, Ballarat region, VIC

We are looking for a Sonographer to join our friendly, professional, patient focused team based in the picturesque Ballarat region.



Click here for all vacancies

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