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

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Online Lectures

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Low-Intensity Therapeutic Ultrasound
Elastography in Preclinical Research
Liver Elastography: All You Need to Know
Response to Therapy and Ultrasonic Monitoring, Including Cavitation Imaging
Functional Ultrasound and Super-Resolution Imaging
Contrast Agents for Clinical and Preclinical Photoacoustics

Educational Events

AIUM 2021 • April 10-14, 2021 • Orlando, FL
AIUM 2022 • March 12-16, 2022 • San Diego, CA
AIUM 2024 • April 6-10, 2024 • Austin, TX


Introduction to Artificial Intelligence in Ultrasound Imaging
Optimizing Treatment of Achilles Tendon Injuries Using Ultrasound Imaging
Skin Ultrasound: Technology, Examination Technique, Tips & Tricks, and Anatomy
Understanding Occupational Musculoskeletal Injuries in Ultrasound Providers and Sonographers
A 3-Year Course: Implementation of POCUS Training Within Internal Medicine Residency Programs
Sideline Ultrasound
The New Paradigm for Understanding, Teaching, and Testing Sonographic Principles
PEARLS - A Physical Exam with Pocket Sized Ultrasound for Routine Use
Acoustic Output Measurements for Therapeutic Ultrasound
Acoustic Output Measurement Process for Diagnostic Ultrasound Systems
Quantifying Medical Ultrasound - An Introduction
Improve Your Fetal Cardiac Imaging: Optimizing in Grayscale and Color Doppler

Video Programs for CME

Focus on Dynamic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging and Cutting-Edge Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Medicolegal Issues in Obstetric Ultrasound

Journal CME Self-Study Tests

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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