WE-A-210-01: Overview of Methods and Accreditation Updates



This presentation will focus on the present role of ultrasound medical physics in clinical practices. The first part of the presentation will provide an overview of ultrasound QC methodologies and testing procedures. A brief review of ultrasound phantoms utilized in these testing procedures will be presented. The second part of the presentation will summarize ultrasound imaging technical standards and professional guidelines by American College of Radiology (ACR), American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The current accreditation requirements by ACR and AIUM for ultrasound practices will be described and the practical aspects of implementing QC programs to be compliant with these requirements will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • 1.Achieve familiarity with common ultrasound QC test methods and ultrasound phantoms.
  • 2.Understand the coverage of the existing testing standards and professional guidelines on diagnostic ultrasound imaging.
  • 3.Learn what a medical physicist needs to know about ultrasound program accreditation and be able to implement ultrasound QC programs accordingly.