Teaching Tools

Education is one of the key values of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). As such, the AIUM has created a number of resources designed to be used in a teaching environment. While many of these resources are open access, AIUM members receive the added benefits of earning CME credits, full access to all print, video, and digital resources, and discounts on all material that is available for purchase. Below is a list of existing and available resources.

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AIUM members have full access to all content as well as discounts for everything that is available for purchase.

Practice Parameters

AIUM practice parameters provide the medical ultrasound community with guidelines for the performance and recording of high-quality ultrasound examinations. The parameters reflect what the AIUM considers the minimum criteria for a complete examination in each area but are not intended to establish a legal standard of care.

Training Guidelines

The AIUM’s Training Guidelines establish the minimum training, experience, credentialing, and continuing medical education (CME) requirements for medical staff and personnel who perform and interpret diagnostic ultrasound examinations.

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.

Career Resources

The AIUM understands that there are many factors to consider when choosing a career path. We offer several tools to assist you with your decision and transition into the field.

Curricular Resources

AIUM Curriculum for Fundamentals of Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation
Curriculum for Fundamentals of Ultrasound in Clinical Practice
Curriculum for the Performance of Ultrasound‐Guided Procedures
Obstetric and Gynecologic Ultrasound Curriculum and Competency Assessment in Residency Training Programs: Consensus Report
Proceedings: Beyond Ultrasound First Forum on Improving the Quality of Ultrasound Imaging in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Articles on Phantoms (some articles available only to AIUM members)

Additional Resources

Student Competition Playbook--This resource is a step-by-step guidebook on how to develop an ultrasound competition for students. Includes a case study. This is a members-only resource.

OB-GYN Ultrasound Lecture Series--32 lectures that provide a strong foundation in the performance and interpretation of OB-GYN ultrasound examinations. Viewers can take a short assessment to gauge their understanding.

Breast Elastography in Routine Clinical Practice--This program presents the principles of elasticity imaging and reviews the use of both strain and shear wave imaging in the detection and characterization of breast lesions in routine clinical practice.

Breast Density: Implications, Controversies, and the Role of Ultrasound--This resource examines the challenges associated with assessing breast density, and the evidence and controversies surrounding breast density legislation.

Breast Imaging: Where Are We Going?--This resource illuminates the interconnectedness and roles of sonography, mammography, and magnetic resonance imaging in clinical breast imaging.