By staff writers

March 23, 2012 -- The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) has launched a new initiative called Ultrasound First to call attention to the safety, effectiveness, and cost advantages of ultrasound compared to other imaging modalities that may emit radiation.

Ultrasound First will provide clinical evidence on the use of ultrasound through the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine and the AIUM's upcoming Sound Judgment series. Invited articles will highlight the clinical value of using ultrasound first in specific clinical diagnoses where the modality has shown comparative or superior value.

Clinical conditions in the series will include postmenopausal bleeding, right lower quadrant pain, pelvic pain, right upper quadrant pain, and shoulder pain, among others. AIUM also will host an Ultrasound First forum in November.

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