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A total of 2 exams are required 

  • If upper abdominal ultrasound is performed, a complete upper abdominal ultrasound is required, along with one different exam. Please select one of the following exams for your second submission: renal, scrotal, thyroid, transrectal/prostate or shoulder.

  • If upper abdominal ultrasound is NOT performed, a total of 2 exams must be selected from the remaining exam options: renal, scrotal, thyroid, transrectal/prostate or shoulder.

  • Complete documentation/survey means a series of several images throughout the entire organ in two planes. For example, from one side of the organ to the other in the longitudinal plane and from superior to inferior in the transverse plane. 



Exam Requirements: General Ultrasound Accreditation

Complete Upper Abdominal

  • Liver

    • Complete documentation in longitudinal (at least 3 gray scale images each of the left and right lobes)

    • Complete documentation in transverse (at least 3 gray scale images each of the left and right lobes)

    • Tissue texture

    • Vascular and ductal anatomy

  • Gallbladder

    • Complete documentation in longitudinal and transverse in two different patient positions

  • Biliary Duct

    • Measurement of the extra hepatic duct

  • Pancreas

    • Complete documentation to include head, body and tail

    • Tissue texture

  • Kidneys

    • Complete documentation in longitudinal (at least 3 gray scale images, images without and with calipers represent 1 image)

    • Complete documentation in transverse (at least 3 gray scale images)

    • Tissue texture

    • Renal length

  • Spleen

    • Complete documentation in longitudinal and transverse

    • Tissue texture

  • Aorta

    • Longitudinal documentation – proximal, mid and distal

  • IVC

    • Longitudinal documentation - proximal

Renal

  • Complete documentation of both kidneys in longitudinal (at least 3 gray scale images, images without and with calipers represent 1 image)

  • Complete documentation in transverse (at least 3 gray scale images)

  • Tissue texture

  • Renal length

Scrotum

  • Complete documentation of testes in longitudinal (at least 3 gray scale images, images without and with calipers represent 1 image)

  • Complete documentation in transverse (at least 3 gray scale images, images without and with calipers represent 1 image)

  • Tissue texture

  • Documentation of epididymis and other peritesticular structures

  • Evaluation with color and/or spectral Doppler Imaging

Thyroid

  • Complete documentation of both lobes in longitudinal (at least 3 gray scale images, images without and with calipers represent 1 image)

  • Complete documentation in transverse (at least 3 gray scale images, images without and with calipers represent 1 image)

  • Measurement of both lobes – length, AP, width

  • Transverse isthmus with and without AP measurement

  • Tissue texture

Transrectal/Prostate

  • Complete documentation in longitudinal (at least 3 gray scale images, images without and with calipers represent 1 image)

  • Complete documentation in transverse/coronal (at least 3 gray scale images, images without and with calipers represent 1 image)

  • Size – obtained from three orthogonal planes

  • Tissue texture

  • Documentation of periprostatic structures

Shoulder

  • Complete documentation in two planes

  • Bicep tendon

  • Subscapularis tendon

  • Supraspinatus tendon

  • Infraspinatus tendon

  • Teres minor tendon



Revision History for this Article

Date

Section

Description of Revision(s)

12-12-19

All

Article created; FAQs incorporated; No criteria changes

1-27-2020

Clarified required exams and separated exam requirements for gallbladder and biliary duct.
2-26-2020ScrotumChanged "Doppler utilized when indicated" to "Evaluation with color and/or spectral Doppler Imaging"
6-2-2020
Added complete documentation description
8-3-2020
Added additional complete documentation descriptions in complete upper abdominal exam (liver and kidneys), renal exam, scrotum exam, thyroid exam and transrectal prostate exam.



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