The AUA and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) worked together to develop a new Practice Guideline for the Performance of an Ultrasound Examination in the Practice of Urology. This guideline provides direction in the areas of kidney, bladder, prostate, scrotal and penile ultrasound, and also addresses key issues relating to documentation, quality control and improvement, safety, infection control and patient education.
There are also official statements on Training Guidelines for the Performance of Ultrasound Examinations in the Practice of Urology. This document explains the appropriate training criteria and required number of ultrasounds performed to meet AIUM's criteria. In addition there is the Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Ultrasound Practices that explains all the necessary components for accreditation in a medical practice. All three documents work together to determine if the urologist has met all the criteria for training and performance of ultrasound for urologic practice as wel las the official guidelines for ultrasound of the kidney, ureter, bladder, prostate, penis and scrotum.