WE-AB-206-01: Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging Quality Assurance



The involvement of medical physicists in diagnostic ultrasound imaging service is increasing due to QC and accreditation requirements. The goal of this ultrasound hands-on workshop is to demonstrate quality control (QC) testing in diagnostic ultrasound and to provide updates in ACR ultrasound accreditation requirements. The first half of this workshop will include two presentations reviewing diagnostic ultrasound QA/QC and ACR ultrasound accreditation requirements. The second half of the workshop will include live demonstrations of basic QC tests. An array of ultrasound testing phantoms and ultrasound scanners will be available for attendees to learn diagnostic ultrasound QC in a hands-on environment with live demonstrations and on-site instructors. The targeted attendees are medical physicists in diagnostic imaging.

Learning Objectives:

  • 1.Gain familiarity with common elements of a QA/QC program for diagnostic ultrasound imaging
  • 2.dentify QC tools available for testing diagnostic ultrasound systems and learn how to use these tools
  • 3.Learn ACR ultrasound accreditation requirements

Jennifer Walter is an employee of American College of Radiology on Ultrasound Accreditation.