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.

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Online Lectures

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Applications of High-Frequency Ultrasound for Drug Development and Testing
Cleaning Up Ultrasound Images
Compressional Sound Speed Imaging
Design Updates for Nontraditional Applications of Point-of-Care Ultrasound
Estimation of In Situ Acoustic Output Levels
How to Be an Effective Manuscript Reviewer for the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Research Elastography
Synthetic Focus Imaging Techniques
Tricks and Physics: How to Improve Your Imaging of the Fetal Heart
Obstetric Ultrasound: General, New Techniques, and Multiple Gestations
Quantitative Ultrasound
How Does Ultrasound Compare in Safety and Radiation Dose to Other Imaging Modalities?

Educational Events


AIUM Webinar: The New Paradigm for Understanding, Teaching, and Testing Sonographic Principles
AIUM/ACP Webinar: PEARLS - A Physical Exam with Pocket Sized Ultrasound for Routine Use
AIUM Webinar: Acoustic Output Measurements for Therapeutic Ultrasound
AIUM Webinar: Acoustic Output Measurement Process for Diagnostic Ultrasound Systems
AIUM Webinar: Quantifying Medical Ultrasound - An Introduction
AIUM Webinar: ATTENTION: ALARA is Important - An Update on the Bioeffects of Ultrasound
AIUM Webinar: System-Dependent Factors Influencing Shear Wave Speed Measurements for Liver Fibrosis Characterization
AIUM Webinar: Artifacts in Sonography

Video Programs for CME

Principles of Sonography and Doppler Ultrasound

Journal CME Self-Study Tests

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

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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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