Official Statements

AIUM Official Statements contain the AIUM’s official position on important issues and topics related to clinical ultrasound and provide guidance and support to members, the Board of Governors, staff, and stakeholders.


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ViewAIUM's Role in the Legislative Arena3/29/2017
ViewAs Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) Principle4/2/2014
ViewCarotid Screening in the Asymptomatic Patient11/2/2019
ViewConclusions Regarding Epidemiology for Obstetric Ultrasound10/30/2016
ViewDefinition of Physician Supervision for Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Standards3/25/2015
ViewEmployment of Credentialed Sonographers3/25/2015
ViewGuidelines for Cleaning and Preparing External- and Internal-Use Ultrasound Transducers Between Patients & Safe Handling and Use of Ultrasound Coupling Gel11/3/2018
ViewGuidelines for Hands-on Scanning in Pregnant Subjects During AIUM-Sponsored Educational Activities10/30/2016
ViewIn Vitro Biological Effects4/7/2019
ViewInterpretation of Ultrasound Examinations3/25/2015
ViewKeepsake Fetal Imaging4/1/2012
ViewLimited Obstetric Ultrasound4/2/2014
ViewLive Scanning for Educational Purposes3/29/2017
ViewNonoperative Spinal/Paraspinal Ultrasound in Adults11/2/2019
ViewPolicy Regarding Endorsements, Recognition, and Collaboration3/29/2017
ViewPrudent Clinical Use and Safety of Diagnostic Ultrasound5/20/2019
ViewPrudent Use in Pregnancy4/1/2012
ViewRecognition of ACEP "Ultrasound Guidelines: Emergency, Point-of-care, and Clinical Ultrasound Guidelines in Medicine"3/29/2017
ViewRecognition of American College of Rheumatology Certification11/2/2014
ViewRecommended Maximum Scanning Times for Displayed Thermal Index (TI) Values10/30/2016
ViewSafe Use of Therapeutic Ultrasound3/29/2017
ViewSafety in Training and Research4/1/2012
ViewStandards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Ultrasound Practices10/31/2015
ViewStatement on Data Needed to Characterize Ultrasound System Output10/30/2016
ViewStatement on Mammalian Biological Effects in Tissues with Gas Body Contrast Agents3/25/2015
ViewStatement on Mammalian Biological Effects in Tissues with Naturally Occurring Gas Bodies3/25/2015
ViewStatement on Mammalian Biological Effects in Tissues Without Gas Bodies3/25/2015
ViewStatement on Mammalian Biological Effects of Heat10/30/2016
ViewStatement on Mammalian Biological Effects of Ultrasound In Vivo3/25/2015
ViewStatement on Measurement of Fetal Heart Rate10/30/2016
ViewStatement on Preventing Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders 11/4/2017
ViewStatement on the Safe Use of Doppler Ultrasound During 11-14 week scans (or earlier in pregnancy)10/30/2016
ViewStatement on Ultrasound Billing3/29/2017
ViewStatement Regarding Mathematical Tissue Models4/7/2019
ViewTraining Guidelines for Advanced Clinical Providers in Women's Health Performing and Interpreting Limited Obstetric Ultrasound3/25/2018
ViewTraining Guidelines for Physicians and Advanced Clinical Providers Performing Point-of-Care Ultrasound Examinations8/12/2019
ViewTraining Guidelines for Physicians and Chiropractors Who Perform Ultrasound-Guided Musculoskeletal Interventional Procedures11/2/2014
ViewTraining Guidelines for Physicians Who Evaluate and Interpret Diagnostic Obstetric Ultrasound Examinations10/31/2015
ViewTraining Guidelines for Physicians Who Evaluate and Interpret Diagnostic 3-Dimensional Ultrasound Examinations of the Female Pelvic Floor11/3/2018
ViewTraining Guidelines for Physicians Who Evaluate and Interpret Diagnostic Abdominal/General Ultrasound Examinations5/20/2019
ViewTraining Guidelines for Physicians Who Evaluate and Interpret Diagnostic Breast Ultrasound Examinations10/31/2015
ViewTraining Guidelines for Physicians Who Evaluate and Interpret Diagnostic Detailed Fetal Anatomic Ultrasound Examinations3/25/2018
ViewTraining Guidelines for Physicians Who Evaluate and Interpret Diagnostic Fetal Echocardiographic Examinations3/25/2018
ViewTraining Guidelines for Physicians Who Evaluate and Interpret Diagnostic Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) Ultrasound Examinations4/10/2013
ViewTraining Guidelines for Physicians Who Evaluate and Interpret Diagnostic Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Neck Ultrasound Examinations5/20/2019
ViewTraining Guidelines for Physicians Who Evaluate and Interpret Diagnostic Ultrasound Examinations of the Female Pelvis10/31/2015
ViewTraining Guidelines for Physicians Who Evaluate and Interpret Urologic Ultrasound Examinations11/3/2018
ViewTraining Guidelines for Physicians Who Perform Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia11/2/2014
ViewTraining Guidelines for Physicians, Chiropractors and Other Licensed Medical Providers Who Evaluate and Interpret Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Examinations11/2/2019
ViewTransducer Testing and Repair 8/12/2019