MITA unveils guidance for live-model ultrasound scanning

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers

October 2, 2017 -- The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) has released guidance on live-model ultrasound scanning for educational purposes.

The guidelines are as follows:

  • Live-model ultrasound scanning should only be performed for educational purposes by a qualified healthcare professional (including sonographers).
  • Informed consent must be obtained from human subjects as to the risks, benefits, and safety effects of ultrasonic exposure.
  • All models should be prescanned by a qualified healthcare professional.
  • Vendors must adhere to the "as low as reasonably achievable" (ALARA) principles.
  • All equipment must have received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and be used in a manner consistent with its FDA-cleared indications.
  • Vendors should communicate the educational content via verbal or written means.

During educational activities in which continuing medical education (CME) credit is not issued, MITA endorses adherence to the acceptable educational activities outlined by the medical society or organization sponsoring the event, the organization said.


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