Canon Medical launches Healthy Sonographer Program to reduce workplace injuries

Canon Medical Systems USA announced this week that it has launched a new program to help reduce injuries to sonographers.

The Healthy Sonographer Program will educate sonographers about best practices that can help them avoid injury through free events—participants can earn CME credits for attending—and through their new website, HealthySonographer.com.

“Canon Medical understands that the vast majority of sonographers suffer from work related musculoskeletal disorders, and the associated costs to our partners are enormous,” Dan Skyba, director of the ultrasound business unit for Canon Medical, said in a prepared statement. “We developed the Healthy Sonographer Program with the needs of sonographers, patients and hospitals in mind. We are proud to provide a program that guides not only sonographers, but all practitioners who scan, to position themselves more comfortably so they can potentially avoid pain and injury while also enhancing patient care.”