About Beverly Roos

Bev has been working as an MSK sonographer at the Centre for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics in Rosebank, Johannesburg for 20 years and has been doing MSK ultrasound for 24 years. During this time, there has been a dramatic improvement in ultrasound image quality, enabling more and more accurate diagnosis of subtle soft tissue and superficial bone injuries.

The scope of work at CSMO includes all musculo-skeletal ultrasound examination, assessing severity of muscle, tendon and ligaments injuries.

Her interest in Sports Medicine imaging derives from her own experience with injuries sustained during standard and endurance distance events in road, cycle and canoe races, culminating in long distance triathlon.

Various vascular examinations are also part of the scope of exercise and post-operative medicine, performed to assess deep vein thrombosis or arterial disease.

She has regularly conducted MSK workshops, at both basic and advanced level, throughout South Africa, for sports medicine clinicians, as well as radiologists, orthopaedic surgeons and sonographers.

She has been part-time lecturer (since 1990 to date) for the sonography students at the University of Johannesburg, as well as examiner (1997 – 2014) at the University of Johannesburg for B. Tech Ultrasound course.

In 2019, she became part of the new faculty of the Witwatersrand University WISH (WITS Institute of Sport and Health) initiative, which is a Private/Public clinical, academic and research platform, designed to promote and improve Sports Medicine from school to elite athlete level in the Johannesburg and Greater Gauteng region.

She received full accreditation as a musculoskeletal ultrasonographer from the South African Sports Medicine Association in January 2010 to date.

In addition, she does sessional work at two radiology practices in Gauteng encompassing a range of ultrasound examinations covering gynaecology, abdominal and adult echocardiography.


She is married and lives in Johannesburg.

She was competitive in canoe triathlon, attaining national and provincial representation from 1989 – 1995.

Prior to that, she was a keen horse rider, first learning to ride at 6 years of age.

She is still active in road running, cycling and canoeing, but at a far more relaxed pace than previously!