Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Point-of-Care Ultrasound, or POCUS, brings portable ultrasound technology directly to the patient's bedside. It provides real-time visualization of anatomical structures, aiding clinicians in making immediate assessments and informed treatment decisions.

POCUS is versatile, supporting a wide range of clinical applications from assessing trauma injuries to guiding procedures like vascular access and nerve blocks. Its portability reduces the need for patient transport and enables quick interventions in emergency situations. With no ionizing radiation involved, POCUS offers a safer imaging alternative, particularly for vulnerable populations. Ultimately, POCUS enhances patient care by delivering timely diagnostics and improving clinical outcomes.

Join the AIUM's POCUS community by getting started here.  We also invite you to explore our education, training guidelines, practice parameters, official statements, and case challenges for members below. 


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Journal Articles

Check out the latest articles focused on the use of Point-of-Care Ultrasound.