Emergency Ultrasound Section Forum
General EUS Topics
What do I do if an outside group like Radiology or a hospital committee is being created to review Emergency Medicine performed studies?
In general, this topic comes up frequently on thelist-serve. While collaboration and collegiality with our colleagues is theultimate goal, most section members feel strongly that there are alreadydedicated Emergency Medicine credentialing processes in place and that outsidereview is not optimal. In fact, this has been established at the level of the AMA, wherein each medical specialty is encouraged to formulate their own training guidelinesfor procedural competency.
The potentialfor outside review has been a reason for many in the section to feel negativelyabout upload of ultrasound images performed in the ED to PACS whereRadiologists or other specialists may critique these images.