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ASUM CONNECT is our exciting new community platform launching in May. This members-only online hub is a space where you can chat to your peers, post questions and comments, ask others for advice and more.


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Ultrasound in Assisted Reproduction and Early Pregnancy: A Practical Guide 

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The guide, written by Jane S. Fonda, provides over 350 high-quality images that illustrate the techniques explained and act as examples for the conditions and results described.


The guide not only covers the basics, it includes highly practical tips from experts in ultrasonography in how to assess patients and common pitfalls to look out for in ultrasound for assisted reproduction.


Click here to access the guide and use code ULTRA20 for a 20% discount and free shipping.


MBS changes for Cardiac and DIST


Cardiac items

There were a number of cardiac services implemented 1 August 2020 and 15 September 2020. These items were moved permanently into the DIST and the GMST on 1 March 2021. 

Diagnostic Imaging Services Table (DIST)

As at 1 March 2021, 24 items from the Health Insurance (Section 3C Diagnostic Imaging Services - Cardiac Services) Determination will be incorporated into the Diagnostic Imaging Services Table (DIST).


Items are: 55126, 55127, 55128, 55129, 55132, 55133, 55134, 55137, 55141, 55143, 55145, 55146, 61321, 61324, 61325, 61329, 61345, 61349, 61357, 61394, 61398, 61406, 61410 and 61414.


Further information and fact sheets on current and upcoming changes can be found on MBS Online.


Genetics in pregnancy

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A short course on Genetics in Pregnancy has been developed as a joint initiative between the Mobile Learning Unit, Melbourne Medical School, Mercy Perinatal, Mercy Hospital for Women, the Murdoch Children's Research Institute Reproductive Epidemiology Group and Monash IVF. Accredited by ACM and RANZCOG, with applications under review for RAGCP, ACCRRM

This course is highly recommended for all healthcare providers involved in obstetric ultrasound to understand the patient pathway and support the correlation of results to better manage the outcomes and ensure the patient is informed.


Educating Australia's future sonographers

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Are you interested in ultrasound education?


We would like to understand the views of students and qualified sonographers regarding the education of Australia’s future sonographers. The project's findings will ease the integration of the next generation of sonographers into the clinical workforce.
You can express your opinions by completing this short 10-min survey.


This project is approved by University of Queensland HREC (no. 2019001222).


Please contact Ling Lee with any questions.

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Attention: Australian CARDIAC SONOGRAPHERS


Paid cardiac research for your time


Early detection of heart disease through the expert use of echocardiograms


We want to understand your expertise and specialist skills in evaluating heart structure and health and how you identify any abnormalities.


What’s involved? A 45-minute Zoom interview at a time convenient to you


What you’ll get: $250 for taking part


To register your interest in this market research, please email Two Blind Mice. Your opinions and responses to the questions during the interview will be kept completely confidential.

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