Ultraschall in Med 2018; 39(03): 253-258
DOI: 10.1055/a-0593-8343
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Ultrasound in transition – sonographers and student sonographers in Austria

Ultraschall im Umbruch – Sonografer und Studenten-Sonografer in Österreich
Gerhard Mostbeck
Hermann Kathrein
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Publication History

Publication Date:
07 June 2018 (online)

The past

Ultrasound pioneers come from many different countries and from various areas of specialization so that the organization of US is highly heterogeneous in medical fields in Europe as well as around the world [1] [2]. This is also reflected in the scientific representation of US that is traditionally organized in AT, DE, and CH in large interdisciplinary US societies (Austrian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (ÖGUM), German Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (DEGUM), Swiss Ultrasound Society in Medicine (SGUM)). US is an integrative part of the student curriculum of Austrian medical universities and also an integrative part of physician training in many areas of specialization in accordance with the “new” training regulations from 2015.