Basic Science and Instrumentation

Welcome! This community focuses on the science and technology associated with medical ultrasound. Topics of interest include diagnostic and therapeutic applications of ultrasound, bioeffects, and technological advancement.

AIUM Practice Guidelines for the Performance of Ultrasound Examinations

AIUM Official Statements

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Online Lectures

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NEW! Obstetric Ultrasound: General, New Techniques, and Multiple Gestations
NEW! Quantitative Ultrasound
NEW! Emerging Technologies in Breast Imaging
How Does Ultrasound Compare in Safety and Radiation Dose to Other Imaging Modalities?
Clinical Applications of Quantitative Ultrasonography
Portable Ultrasound: Technology in Point-of-Care Ultrasound
Quantitative Ultrasound: What We Can Measure
Shear Wave Imaging
Ultrasound Bioeffects for the Practitioner: This Could Happen to You
Ultrasound Image-Guided Therapy

Educational Events

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


The Research is Done. Now, How Do I Write and Submit the Manuscript?

Video Programs for CME

Elastography: State of the Art, 2014

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Journal Articles

Basic Science and Instrumentation


Acoustic Output Measurement Standard for Diagnostic Ultrasound Equipment: Revision 1, 2004 (NEMA UD 2-2004)

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

Performance Criteria and Measurements for Doppler Ultrasound Devices: Technical Discussion - 2nd Edition

Recommended Ultrasound Terminology, Third Edition

Routine Quality Assurance for Diagnostic Ultrasound Equipment

Standard Methods for Calibration of 2D and 3D Spatial Measurement Capabilities of Pulse Echo Ultrasound Imaging Systems


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