General and Abdominal Ultrasound

Welcome! This community focuses on general abdominal imaging, including areas of the abdomen and retroperitoneum, as well as superficial parts of the body.

AIUM Practice Guidelines for the Performance of Ultrasound Examinations

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Online Lectures

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NEW! Advanced Liver and Renal Doppler Ultrasound:
NEW! Best Teaching Cases I Have Seen
NEW! High-Frequency Ultrasound Imaging: Dermatologic Applications
NEW! Peripheral Arterial Imaging: How Doppler Ultrasound and Noninvasive Testing Impact Patient Care
NEW! Quantitative Ultrasound
NEW! Ultrasound of the Thyroid: Guidelines and Controversies in the Management of Incidental Thyroid Nodules
NEW! Ankle-Brachial Index and Pulse Volume Recording
NEW! Basics of Ultrasound Workflow: Protocol Design, Quality Control, and Efficiency
NEW! Calf Veins: To Do or Not To Do--No
NEW! Calf Veins: To Do or Not To Do--Yes
NEW! Complications of Hepatic and Multivisceral Transplantation
NEW! Doppler Imaging: Normal and Abnormal
NEW! Doppler Ultrasound of Peripheral Arteries
NEW! First Trimester, Abnormal
NEW! First Trimester, Normal
NEW! For Symptomatic Patients, Unilateral Lower Extremity DVT Scans are Appropriate and Sufficient
NEW! Grading Carotid Stenosis: Which Chart to Use
NEW! Grayscale Appearance of Common Abnormalities
NEW! Knobology and Physics
NEW! Noninvasive Follow-up Following Lower Extremity Interventions
NEW! Normal Anatomy and Complications of Renal Transplantation
NEW! Normal Anatomy of Hepatic and Multivisceral Transplantation
NEW! Normal Structures: Grayscale Appearance and Threshold Values
NEW! Pediatric Vascular Sonography
NEW! Renal Artery Stenosis: The Case of Ultrasound Screening
NEW! Renovascular Hypertension
NEW! Sonography of Hernias
NEW! Sonography of Lymph Nodes
NEW! Ultrasound of Superficial Palpable Lumps
NEW! Why Every Venous Exam Should Be Bilateral
Vascular Emergencies: Diagnostic Imaging & Interventions
Abdominal and Pelvic Pain in the Emergency Room Patient
Breast Ultrasound
Missed Cases: General and Abdominal
Transplant Imaging
Abdominal Doppler Ultrasound
Adnexal Masses: Distinguishing Benign From Malignant
Breast Ultrasound and Biopsy Techniques
Hepatobiliary Imaging
Liver Doppler Evaluation
Therapeutic Ultrasound
Thyroid Imaging
Transplant Imaging
Transplant Imaging
Unknown Cases
Use of 3-Dimensional Ultrasound in Gynecology

Educational Events

2016 AIUM Annual Convention • March 17-21, 2016 • New York, NY


AIUM/ACP/SUSME Webinar: Primary Care Office-Based Ultrasound
Lung Ultrasound for the Emergent Pediatric Patient
The Research is Done. Now, How Do I Write and Submit the Manuscript?
Scanning the Post Thyroidectomy Neck
Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Video Programs for CME

Clinical Applications of Ultrasound Contrast: Part 1 and 2
Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in Pediatrics
Doppler Evaluation of the Abdomen
Elastography: Just Cases
Head and Neck Ultrasound
Performance of a Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound Examination: Step-by-step Video Tutorial
The Abdominal Aorta: Imaging Before and After Endovascular Interventions

Educational Programs

Breast Elastography in Routine Clinical Practice

Breast Density: Implications, Controversies, and the Role of Ultrasound

Breast Imaging: Where Are We Going?

Journal CME Self-Study Tests

AIUM members may submit their tests online for free; nonmembers are charged a fee.

View all tests and corresponding articles.

Journal Articles

Abdominal Ultrasound


AIUM Consensus Report on Potential Bioeffects of Diagnostic Ultrasound

How to Interpret the Ultrasound Output Display Standard for Higher Acoustic Output Diagnostic Ultrasound Devices: Version 2

Medical Ultrasound Safety, Third Edition

Recommended Ultrasound Terminology, Third Edition

Routine Quality Assurance for Diagnostic Ultrasound Equipment


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