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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.



Exam Requirements: General Ultrasound Accreditation

Complete Upper Abdominal

  • Liver

    • Complete documentation in longitudinal and transverse

    • 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 and transverse

    • 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 and transverse

  • Tissue texture

  • Renal length

Scrotum

  • Complete documentation of testes in longitudinal and transverse

  • Measurement of testes – length, AP, width

  • 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 and transverse

  • Measurement of both lobes – length, AP, width

  • Transverse isthmus with and without AP measurement

  • Tissue texture

Transrectal/Prostate

  • Complete documentation in two planes

  • 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"



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