The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Patient Safety and Quality of Care

AIUM experts evaluate research on the biological effects of ultrasound, and work with other organizations and agencies to regulate ultrasound equipment and promote patient safety.

Working with other organizations, the AIUM has developed nationally recognized guidelines for the performance of ultrasound examinations and the qualifications of the people who perform and interpret them.

Institutions, clinics, and private offices that offer diagnostic ultrasound services can demonstrate that they meet rigorous requirements by becoming AIUM-accredited. A directory of AIUM accredited practices is available at

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