Find out more and join the ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Section
This section has been instrumental in developing ultrasound resources for emergency physicians since 1996. For members who want to keep up-to-date on the latest ultrasound issues, especially resident members who can join one section for free, this section is a must.
Important ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Documents
Emergency Ultrasound Guidelines - 2008 (PDF)
ACEP clinical policy approved by the Board of Directors, October 2008
Emergency Ultrasound Standard Reporting Guidelines
Emergency Ultrasound Imaging Criteria Compendium (PDF)
The American College of Emergency Physicians has developed these criteria to assist practitioners performing emergency ultrasound studies for a variety of presenting symptoms.
Documents from Additional Organizations
Focused Cardiac Ultrasound in the Emergent Setting
A consensus statement of the American Society of Echocardiography and the American College of Emergency Physicians
AIUM/ACEP Practice Guideline for the Performance of the Focused Assessment With Sonography for Trauma (FAST) Examination
SAEM/CORD Consensus Statement on Residency Training in EUS
Documents for Starting an EUS Program
Credentialing and Privileging in Emergency Ultrasound
You do have the right to use ultrasound in the emergency department; the trick is making it happen with a minimum of controversy.
How to Set Up an Ultrasound Presence in your ED
Starting a program requires successfully navigating three areas of concern: cultural, technological, and political.
Emergency Department Ultrasound Proposal (Word)
Ideal Ultrasound Machine Features for the Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Environment-2008
A checklist developed by ACEP's Section of Emergency Ultrasound
Template Documents for EUS Program Administration
Emergency Ultrasound Coding and Reimbursement (PDF)
The goal of this paper is to assist emergency physicians in understanding correct and compliant coding, appropriate documentation, payor policy and issues surrounding claims submission for emergency physician ultrasound examinations they are currently performing or may anticipate performing.
Emergency Ultrasound Coding and Reimbursement Update - 2009 (PDF)
This update from the Emergency Ultrasound Section reviews the significant changes in CPT coding and documentation requirements that have occurred since 2007.
EUS Coding and Reimbursement Update – 2012
ACEP Billing Hassle Log
Sonoguide: Ultrasound Guide for Emergency Physicians
The Sonoguide Web site includes articles, videos, and images for emergency physicians who need training or review for patient diagnosis, management and treatment. The site was developed by members of the ACEP Ultrasound Section.
Online Emergency Ultrasound Exam
A free interactive modular exam covering all of the core applications of Emergency Ultrasound. Video, image and case-based questions for emergency physicians, fellows, residents and students to test their knowledge and understanding of fundamental aspects of Emergency Ultrasound.
Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Guidelines - 2011
Appendix: Core Content of Clinical Ultrasonography Fellowship Training
Listing of Emergency Ultrasound Preceptorships
Ultrasound Course Development Guideline Assisting State Chapters (Word)
Related Resources from the ACEP Bookstore
Ultrasonography in Trauma: The FAST Exam
Video Atlas of Abnormal Bedside Ultrasounds on CD-ROM
Emergency Ultrasound, 2nd Ed.
More Ultrasound resources
Fellowship Listings - EUSfellowships.com
ACEP policy on emergency ultrasound fellowship training
Foley and Lardner Opinion on Medicare X-Ray and EKG Interpretations (PDF)
A legal clarification of contemporaneous interpretations for X-rays and EKGs in the ED
Interpretation of Diagnostic Studies
Images and Case Studies
Video Case Studies