Interpretation of Ultrasound Examinations

Ultrasound studies shall be supervised and interpreted by a licensed medical provider who meets the training guidelines in the specific area of sonography. Findings must be recorded and results communicated in compliance with the AIUM Practice Parameter for Documentation of an Ultrasound Examination. Although a sonographer may play a critical role in extracting the information essential to deriving a diagnosis, the rendering of the final diagnosis of ultrasound studies represents the practice of medicine, and, therefore, is the responsibility of the supervising licensed medical provider.
 

Approved: 10/20/1992; Reapproved: 03/26/1997, 06/22/2005, 03/27/2010, 03/25/2015

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