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Giovanna G. B. Motta, Alessandra RodriguesSilva Chiovatto*, Eduardo Davino Chiovatto, Maria Cristina Chammas, Wagner Iared

  • Centro de Aperfeiçoamento e Pesquisa em Ultrassonografia
  • Prof. Dr. Giovanni Guido Cerri, DASA, São Paulo, Brazil.

*Corresponding author:  arrsilva@gmail.com

Clinical History:

A 15-days-old white female infant was referred to our clinic with a history of breech presentation. She was delivered by cesarean without evident clinical issues. Ultrasound of the hip was performed as a screening due to the breech presentation.

Image 01: Ultrasound image of the left infant hip -coronal plane

View the January Case below, answer the question and then click check >

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Webinar: COVID era lung ultrasound advances

Webinar: COVID era lung ultrasound advances

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WFUMB Webinar: COVID era lung ultrasound advances

Takes place on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.  2:00 PM CET

The webinar consisted of Introduction, 3 lectures & summary, with Q&A’s and feedback.

Lung ultrasound of COVID-19 and its complications and differential diagnosis will be discussed in the presentations. Also included is the use of contrast enhanced ultrasound, the knowledge of clinical symptoms and past medical history. The objective is to understand Viral pneumonia of other origin, bacterial pneumonia, pulmonary embolism and congestive heart failure (B-line artifacts without pleural changes).

You will have the chance to ask questions of our experts and receive a WFUMB certificate of attendance.

Click here to Register for this WFUMB Webinar

Introduced and chaired by Fabio Piscaglia, speakers for this webinar are below …

Christoph F Dietrich

CoViD Lung US 12 month after

Joanna Jaworska

Paediatric lung- never seen in adults

Mike Blaivas

The sound of water, B-line artifacts

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December 2020 from Venezuela

December 2020 from Venezuela

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3 mm. Distal posterior tibial artery

With thanks to Leandro Fernandez, MD, for this contribution

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Webinar: Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)

Webinar: Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)

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WFUMB Webinar: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

Took place on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM GMT

The webinar consisted of Introduction, 3 lectures & summary, with Q&A’s and feedback.

A Webinar on Hepatocellular Carcinoma with experts from Italy, USA and China, and chaired by Byung Choi. Aims were:

  • which are the subjects deserving surveillance for HCC
  • which imaging techniques are accepted for HCC diagnosis
  • how to classify CEUS appearance of lesions at risk for HCC
  • which is the recommended flow chart to characterise a focal liver lesion at risk for HCC

Please ask to receive a WFUMB certificate of attendance.

See Presentations below

Introduction- Byung Ihn Choi, MD

US Surveilance and Diagnosis – Fabio Piscaglia, MD

CEUS LI-RADS – Yuko Kono, MD

Treatment by US Intervention – Xiaoyan Xie, MD

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Sirine Dehmani 1, Christoph F Dietrich 2

  • Kliniken Hirslanden Beau Site, Salem und Permanence, Bern, Switzerland, Sirine.Dehmani@hirslanden.ch
  • *Kliniken Hirslanden Beau Site, Salem und Permanence, Bern, Switzerland, ChristophFrank.Dietrich@hirslanden.ch

*    Correspondence: ChristophFrank.Dietrich@hirslanden.ch

Clinical History:

A 56-year-old-male with a history of previous cough and dyspnea on exercise was admitted to our clinic for evaluation and CoViD testing. At the time of the US examination he had no dyspnea or other symptoms.

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By Osmar Saito, MD and Maria Cristina Chammas MD, Director of Ultrasound

Clinicas Hospital, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Clinical History:

A 36-year-old male with a history of intermittent pain in his right testicle was admitted to the emergency radiology ward with a fast enlarging testicle, without previous trauma.  He had also lost weight. Physical examination revealed an enlarged firm testicle without pain on the right side and a normal left testicle. The patient had no fever, no trauma, no chronic disease and denied any sexually transmitted diseases.  After some time the patient remembered that 6 years previously he had had leukemia and had underwent a bone marrow transplant.


B Mode US in the supine position showed a heterogeneous, enlarged testicle (Figure 1, 2 and 3). Color Doppler showed that the right testicle had an increased vascular pattern (Figure 4, 5 and 6).

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Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSD) Alliance of Organizations is hosting a Virtual Solutions Hack-a-Thon Challenge

Who Can Participate:

Innovative students that are currently enrolled in a higher education setting.  We are hoping to welcome those focused in:

Sonography Physical Therapy
Engineering Medicine
Instructional Design Health/Fitness
Architecture Business
Sports & Fitness Health Administration

Participants will be asked for no more than 10 hours of online participation.  Each team will be comprised of students from different fields of study.

The Challenge to Solve:

For many sonographers, physicians, and other medical professionals performing ultrasound scans, pain is a daily reality.  Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSD) limit their ability to live productive lives and care for their patients.
During this virtual Solution Hack-a-Thon Challenge, you and your team will be empowered to explore, discuss, debate and brainstorm on ways to eliminate WRMSD once and for all.

The Grand Prize to Earn:

Each member of the team with the winning solution will receive a $550 USD cash prize and will be invited to participate in the upcoming 2021 WRMSD Design Summit.

Registration and Timeline:

November 2, 2020Registration opens here.  Please sign-up before November 30, 2020.  Register early as participation will be limited.
December 7, 2020 to February 15, 2021 – Teams work at their own pace to complete and submit their presentation.  Team collaboration calls start December 28, 2020
March 1, 2020 – Winners announced.

Winner Selection Criteria, Rules & Fine Print:

  • Participation is open to residents/students of the US and Canada.
  • Participants will commit to no more than 10 hours and will participate online.
  • Each team will submit one presentation on their solution. Solutions cannot eliminate the need for an actual sonographer.  Presentations should not exceed 5 to 7 minutes in length.
  • Judges will be comprised of representatives from members of the WRMSD GC Alliance and industry-related partners.  Presentations will be judged for innovation, sustainability, scalability.
  • Each selected participant will receive a $25 USD VISA gift card
  • Full copy of the Official Rules and Guidelines are available here.


The WRMSD Grand Challenge Alliance of Organizations includes:

  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine,  
  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Inteleos,  
  • American Society of Echocardiography,
  • Intersocietal Accreditation Commission,  
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology,  
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography,  
  • Society for Vascular Ultrasound,
  • Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. 

For more information visit https://www.ardms.org/wrmsd-grand-challenge/

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Case of the Month November – Thyroid lesion

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Alessandra Rodrigues Silva Chiovatto, Eduardo Davino Chiovatto, Julia Diva Zavariz, Maria Cristina Chammas. 

Centro de Aperfeiçoamento e Pesquisa em Ultrassonografia Prof. Dr. Giovanni Guido Cerri, DASA, São Paulo, Brazil. 

Clinical History:

A 12-year-old female was referred to our service for a follow-up of suspected asymptomatic thyroid nodule found about 3 months ago. The patient was healthy, with no comorbidities. 

View the November Case below, answer the question and then click check >

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ASUM 2021 – 50 Year Conference

ASUM 2021 – 50 Year Conference

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ASUM 2021 – 50 Year Conference – Celebrating 50 years of the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine

November 19, 2021November 21, 2021

Celebrating 50 years of the Australasian
Society for Ultrasound in Medicine

Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November 2021
International Convention Centre Sydney Australia

ASUM are delighted to be returning to Sydney where the Society first began in 1970, 50 years ago. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the journey and development of this multi-disciplinary tool in diagnostic medical ultrasound. In addition to the celebrations, a comprehensive multi-disciplinary ultrasound-focussed program will be delivered including lectures, live scanning and workshops.
Be a part of the celebrations, the education, the ultrasound industry of Australia and New Zealand.

View Flyer here >>

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The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) was officially established as a multidisciplinary organization in 1952 when the use of ultrasound for medical diagnosis was in its infancy. Medical pioneers recognized the potential of this fast-growing imaging modality and agreed on the need to advance the art and science of ultrasound in medicine and research.
Over the past decades, the AIUM has achieved these goals through educational, scientific, and professional activities. The success, respect, and credibility that the AIUM has attained are based on the involvement of all ultrasound professionals, including physicians, sonographers, scientists, engineers, other healthcare providers, and manufacturers of ultrasound equipment. This unique combination of specialists ensures that recommended policies, practice standards, safety procedures, and performance guidelines receive the widest evaluation possible. The AIUM’s emphasis is on making available to members the most up-to-date and accurate information and skill training so they can make the best use of this imaging modality while ensuring the safety of the patients who depend on them.
The AIUM has established committees to address the needs of the organization and the educational needs of the profession. Some of these committees are Annual Convention, Bioeffects, Clinical Standards, Constitution, Continuing Medical Education, Educational Resource, Finance, Membership, Patient Resource, Regional Courses, and Technical Standards. Subcommittees and ad hoc committees are created as needed.
The AIUM has been a member of WFUMB since WFUMB’s inception in the late 1960s.

Availability of Ultrasound in America:

Ultrasound is widely available, but undervalued and underutilized. The availability of mentors in less traditional specialties (outside of OB/GYN or Radiology) is a challenge for those interested in improving their skills.
The availability of a wide variety of expertise in ultrasound offers an opportunity to leverage this expertise and local facilities described later as a means for regional training of persons who can then serve as trainers themselves in underserved locations.


Levon N. Nazarian, MD –  View C.V. Here
AIUM President-Elect
Annual Convention Committee Chair
Community of Practice Council Chair



Glynis V. Harvey, CAE



American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
On-Site Education Center
Laurel, Maryland 20707, USA

•  Easy access from 3 Major Airports
•  30 minutes from Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
•  45 minutes from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
•  45 minutes from Dulles International Airport (IAD)
•  Hilton DoubleTree Hotel on same street (.7 miles)
•  Variety of local area restaurants

Floor space is 558m2 with 16 segmented training bays and a room capacity of ~70 for hands-on activities and 150 for didactic sessions.

The AIUM currently has 3 GE machines on consignment. The Learning Center has 16 training bays and a variety of equipment from various manufacturers is obtained for each course based on the course’s needs.

558 m² Learning Space
16 Separate Hands-on Learning Bays
State-of-the-Art Audio/Visual & Live Stream Capabilities
Divisible into Two Spaces via Movable Partitions
Food Service Galley


The AIUM’s in-house CME programs will provide didactic and hands-on training in a state-of-the art environment, with robust remote and live streaming capabilities in order to reach audiences that may not be able to participate in person.

The facility will allow for the teaching of a myriad of topics covering many aspects of diagnostic medical ultrasound.

The content of each CME activity is developed and refined on an ongoing basis to address specific topics in ultrasound, including basic science, instrumentation, safety, professional issues, as well as current and emerging clinical applications in ultrasound. The AIUM is dedicated to providing ultrasound professionals current, accurate, and quality education to improve interpretation and increase accuracy in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions through the use of ultrasound.

In addition, the AIUM supplements in-house activities with additional offerings that include but are not limited to a convention, regional postgraduate courses, hands-on learning labs, the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine self-assessment activities, manuscript reviews, and one-time programs such as videos and webinars. The activities are high quality, unbiased, current, and learner driven to provide flexibility and accommodate the learning preferences of our target audience.

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WFUMB Interactive case of the month

Instructions for Authors

Ultrasound pictures or videos of cases that point out interesting aspects of ultrasound image interpretation or medical decision-making have a particular interest in this interactive format. 

Please download and fill in the case template and send it together with the original image and video files attached to case.submissions1@wfumb.org

Remember to get the patient consent before publication.

We award the best cases submissions a waiver of the registration fee and an invitation to the Congress banquet at WFUMB 2021 congress in Timisoara, Romania.

You are always welcome to contact us if you have any questions. 


Kind regards 

Caroline Ewertsen and Tobias Todsen 

Editors of WFUMB interactive case of the month

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Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology: A Practical Approach

Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology: A Practical Approach is an open access E-Book that presents a comprehensive review of ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology. The E-Book is edited by Dr. Alfred Abuhamad, a renowned international expert on ultrasound with contributions from Drs. Rabih Chaoui, Philippe Jeanty, and Dario Paladini who possess an immense knowledge in the field and are recognized as giants in ultrasound imaging.

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