Sonar offers a further training programme with the aim of encouraging specialist knowledge of sonography for rheumatologists in Switzerland.

The further training programme consists of 3 modules. Information on the courses can be found on the web page of the SONAR Group.

Since September 2009, rheumatologists who have attended Sonar further training courses are given special access rights to visit the SONAR I and SONAR II areas in the SCQM online database. The ultrasound joint scores for rheumatoid arthritis and axial spondyloarthritis can be entered in these areas.

These can form an important basis for therapeutic decisions in the treatment of patients. This is why the ultrasound joint scores appear on the normal patient scoreboards. Where patients are treated by several rheumatologists, this ensures that all the doctors involved are always up to date with the latest information on the disease activity of any particular patient.