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The ultrasound equipment must meet all state and federal guidelines and testing must be maintained in good operating condition and undergo routine quality assurance at least once a year or more frequently if problems arise and must meet or exceed the recommendations specified in the, There must be provisions for the retrieval and storage of examination records of all studies performed. See the AIUM Official Statement Training Guidelines for Physicians Who Evaluate and Interpret Diagnostic Abdominal, Obstetric, and/or Gynecologic Ultrasound Examinations and the AIUM Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Ultrasound Practices . Ultrasound Examinationsand the AIUM Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Ultrasound Practices. III. 2 Effective October 1, 2007—AIUM PRACTICE GUIDELINES—Obstetric Ultrasound IV. AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation does not require physicians to become certified in RMSK. 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Physicians interpreting or performing this type of ultrasound examination should meet the speci・‘d AIUM Training Guidelines in accordance with AIUM accreditation policies. abuhamaz@evms.edu AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation This activity can be used to meet part of relevant AIUM Training Guidelines and/or maintenance credits for accreditation purposes. H�lR�j�0��+�(A�X�-;P Physicians must meet at least one criteria listed in the MSK Training Guidelines in order to apply for practice accreditation, along with annual volume requirements as listed in the Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Ultrasound Practices. endstream endobj 1 0 obj <>/Font<>>>/Rotate 0/StructParents 1/Type/Page>> endobj 2 0 obj <>stream Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Ultrasound Practices and relevant Training Guidelines. Routine Quality Assurance for Diagnostic Ultrasound Equipment. AIUM Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Ultrasound Practices. 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Appropriate documentation of every study must include permanent ultrasound images stored on suitable recording media and adhere to the, 11/10/2002, 11/13/2005, 11/14/2009, 03/27/2010, 12/17/2010, 11/05/2011, 04/02/2014, 11/02/2014, 10/31/2015, 06/16/2020, licensed medical provider who meets the training guidelines in the specific area of sonography, interpreted by a licensed medical provider, Female Pelvic Floor (Urogynecologic Ultrasound), Standard Obstetric Ultrasound with an adjunct in Detailed Fetal Anatomic Ultrasound Examination (“76811”), Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Neck Ultrasound, American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). 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. 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