AIUM, AUA release guideline on urologic ultrasound

July 5, 2012

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the AUA have announced the collaborative development of practice and training guidelines in the practice of urologic ultrasound, which has led to the availability of practice accreditation through the AIUM.

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the AUA have announced the collaborative development of practice and training guidelines in the practice of urologic ultrasound, which has led to the availability of practice accreditation through the AIUM.

The "Practice Guideline for the Performance of an Ultrasound Examination in the Practice of Urology" was developed to assist practitioners performing a urologic ultrasound and provides direction in the areas of kidney, bladder, prostate, scrotal, and penile ultrasound. The guideline also addresses key issues relating to documentation, quality control and improvement, safety, infection control, and patient education.

An additional resource is the recently developed "Training Guidelines for the Performance of Ultrasound Examinations in the Practice of Urology." These guidelines both served as a roadmap for the development of practice accreditation for urologic ultrasound through the AIUM, according to the AUA.

Applications for urologic ultrasound practice accreditation are accepted online at www.aium.org.

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