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  1. page Unprecedented AIUM Training Guidelines Speak to Future of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound edited 3/16/2010 UNPRECEDENTED 3/16/2010UNPRECEDENTED AIUM TRAINING ... MUSCULOSKELETAL ULTRASOUND …
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    MUSCULOSKELETAL ULTRASOUND
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    LAUREL,
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    The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Podiatric Medical Association, and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Society have provided official support/endorsement for the guidelines to date.
    “When multiple societies can come together to develop and agree on training guidelines, it lays a solid framework for the area to grow and initiates high-quality patient care,” said AIUM President Harvey L. Nisenbaum, MD.
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  2. page AIUM Announces First Accredited Practice in Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound edited 6/23/2009 AIUM 6/23/2009AIUM ANNOUNCES FIRST ... THYROID/PARATHYROID ULTRASOUND LAUREL, L…
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    THYROID/PARATHYROID ULTRASOUND
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    MD -- The American
    The AIUM began accepting accreditation applications for the dedicated thyroid/parathyroid specialty in February 2009 after extensive collaboration with the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE).
    “I feel honored that my practice is the first to be accredited by the AIUM for thyroid and parathyroid ultrasonography,” says Dr Zaniewski-Singh. “Ultrasound has become such an important part of endocrinology. I am proud to show my patients and the entire medical community that I am offering top-of-the-line care in my practice.”
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  3. page AACE and AIUM Develop Physician Certification and Ultrasound Practice Accreditation In Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound edited 2/23/2009 AACE 2/23/2009AACE AND AIUM LAUREL, MD - The American Association of Clinical Endocri…
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    LAUREL, MD - The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) have been working together to improve the quality of diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided invasive procedures of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.
    The quality of care depends in part on the knowledge and experience of the physician who performs and/or interprets the examination. With the AIUM’s guidance, the AACE has developed the Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU). To earn this credential, an endocrinologist must receive specialized training, pass a certification examination, and submit case studies and reports. The AIUM recognizes the AACE’s endocrine certification in neck ultrasound as proof of sufficient physician training in thyroid/parathyroid ultrasound.
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  4. page Training Guidelines for Physicians Who Evaluate and Interpret Diagnostic Ultrasound Examinations edited Training Training Guidelines for 1. Completion of an approved residency program, fellowship, o…
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    1. Completion of an approved residency program, fellowship, or postgraduate training that includes the equivalent of at least 3 months of diagnostic ultrasound training in the area(s) they practice, under the supervision of a qualified physician(s)*, during which the trainees will have evidence of being involved with the performance, evaluation, and interpretation of at least 300** sonograms.
    2. Certification in breast ultrasound by the American Society of Breast Surgeons is accepted as proof of sufficient training in breast ultrasound.
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  5. page AIUM–ACR--SRU PRACTICE GUIDELINE FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF DIAGNOSTIC AND SCREENING ULTRASOUND OF THE ABDOMINAL AORTA IN ADULT — DOCS edited ... Bookmark/Hyperlink Linked Image ... of Contents I. Introduction II. Qualifications an…
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    I. Introduction
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    3. Follow-up of a previously demonstrated abdominal aortic aneurysm.
    4. Follow-up of patients with an abdominal aortic and/or iliac endoluminal stent graft.
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    Aortic Aneurysm
    1. Men age 65 or older.
    2. Women age 65 or older with cardiovascular risk factors.
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    There are no absolute contraindications to ultrasound of the aorta. If aortic rupture or dissection is clinically suspected, ultrasound is usually not the examination of choice.
    IV. WRITTEN REQUEST FOR THE EXAMINATION
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    the examination.
    The request for the examination must be originated by a physician or other appropriately licensed health care provider or under their direction. The accompanying clinical information should be provided by a physician or other appropriate health care provider familiar with the patient’s clinical situation and should be consistent with relevant legal and local health care facility requirements.
    V. SPECIFICATIONS OF THE EXAMINATION
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    Diagnostic Examination
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    when feasible:
    1. Abdominal aorta
    a. Longitudinal images (along the long axis of the vessel)
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    The report should also state whether or not the suprarenal aorta was seen and, if seen, should reflect whether or not it is normal.
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    its interpretation.
    · Images of all appropriate areas, both normal and abnormal, should be recorded.
    · Variations from normal size should be accompanied by measurements.
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    Equipment performance monitoring should be in accordance with the AIUM Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Ultrasound Practices.
    IX. As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) Principle
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    Second Edition.
    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
    This guideline was revised by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) in collaboration with the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) according to the process described in the AIUM Clinical Standards Committee Manual.
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  6. page Accreditation edited Standards Standards and Guidelines PURPOSE The AIUM strives to continuously improve the qual…
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    The AIUM strives to continuously improve the quality of diagnostic ultrasound services by offering a peer review process for providers to demonstrate that they meet nationally recognized standards and guidelines.
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  7. page Training Guidelines for the Performance of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Examinations edited Training Training Guidelines for Qualifications and Responsibilities of the Personnel A. Phys…
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    Qualifications and Responsibilities of the Personnel
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