British Medical Ultrasound Society

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The British Medical Ultrasound Society is a multi-disciplinary body whose objectives are:

  • The advancement of the science and technology of ultrasonics as applied to medicine.
  • The maintenance of the highest standards in these fields.
  • The advancement of education and research in these areas, and dissemination of the results.
  • The provision of advice and information regarding ultrasound to the public at large.

The Society originated in 1969 from a conference organised by the Hospital Physicists Association (a predecessor of the Institute of Physics & Engineering in Medicine) and the British Institute of Radiology.  It was initially an informal ultrasound group (the British Medical Ultrasound Group), the society took its present name in 1977 when it became affiliated to the European and World Federations of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Status as a Registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee and not having a share capital, was attained in 1984.