The AIUM Launches Point-of-Care Ultrasound Accreditation Program

Feb 20, 2020

LAUREL, MD - The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) announces the launch of the first Point-of-Care Ultrasound Practice Accreditation program in the world.

The program, designed to improve the quality of diagnostic point-of-care ultrasound procedures, adheres to the AIUM Practice Parameter for the Performance of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Examinations that was published earlier this year.

“This is a program that point-of-care ultrasound practices have been asking for and we are proud to deliver,” said AIUM CEO, Glynis Harvey, CAE. “Working with medical professionals and professional societies, we have created a program that will recognize those practices performing high-quality point-of-care ultrasound.”

The AIUM Point-of-Care Ultrasound Practice Accreditation covers the evaluation of the abdomen and retroperitoneum, thorax, or heart or to assess for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Practices applying for accreditation must submit cases and demonstrate competency in every aspect of their operation, including:

  • Personnel Education, Training, and Experience

  • Document Storage and Record Keeping

  • Policies and Procedures Safeguarding Patients, Ultrasound Personnel, and Equipment

  • Instrumentation

  • Quality Assurance

  • Case Studies

“Patients, employees, and insurers need to know that point-of-care ultrasound is being practiced in safe and effective ways,” said Harvey. “AIUM’s Point-of-Care Ultrasound Practice Accreditation helps illustrate, demonstrate, and document that.”

The application portal is open and the AIUM is accepting applications for accreditation. Questions can be directed to the AIUM Accreditation team at or 800-638-5352.

About AIUM

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine is a multidisciplinary medical association of more than 9,000 physicians, sonographers, scientists, students, and other healthcare professionals. Established in the early 1950s, AIUM is dedicated to empowering and cultivating a global multidisciplinary community engaged in the use of medical ultrasound through raising awareness, education, sharing information, and research.