Demonstrating Ultrasound and Probe QA Utilizing Various Accrediting Organization Standards

Matt Tomory  and  Ted Lucidi

Matt Tomory and Ted Lucidi

Saturday, October 7
11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Are you just beginning to support diagnostic ultrasound? Have you attended several system training classes, but still struggle with assessing image quality or transducer performance? Are you aware of what the various accreditation boards require of you as a service engineer as well as the sonographer? Both the AIUM (American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine) and ACR (American College of Radiology) have specific criteria for assessing both image quality and system and probe performance. This session will provide best practices for the roles and responsibilities of the key personnel involved in an in-house QA program for diagnostic ultrasound. We’ll highlight criteria for QA programs and you will learn how to assess image quality using a tissue mimicking phantom. Actual verifications will be performed live using an ultrasound system, probes and phantom. The goal is that you will feel confident with maintaining industry standard for ultrasound within your facilities.