Standards of Practice

The Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine is the premier multidisciplinary society
advancing the clinical practice of diagnostic medical ultrasound for the highest standards of patient care.

If you would like to be considered to become a Standards of Practice Board Member please complete and submit the Expression of Interest form.


Latest News/Updates

  • The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has, on Friday 20 October 2017, released a new standard, the Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard. ASUM has endorsed this important Standard as ASUM STD02 Heavy menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard.”

  • There are currently no draft policies under consideration

ASUM Statements

Standards Of Practice Statement on use of ‘Superficial Femoral Vein’ Term.

World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) Safety Statements

To access the WFUMB Safety Statements, please see the WFUMB website.

To access the WFUMB/ISUOG Statement on the Safe Use of Doppler Ultrasound During 11-14 week scans (or earlier in pregnancy) click here.

Additional Resources

To access the 18-20 week morphology protocol, please click here.

To access the New Zealand Obstetric Doppler Guideline please click here.
ASUM would like to thank Martin Necas, Dr Emma Parry and Professor Lesley McCowan.

To access the Ultrasonic Fetal Measurement Standards for an Australian Population please click here.
ASUM would like to thank Dr Susan Campbell Westerway for these charts.

To access the Fetal Heart Assessment during the 18-20 week Anatomy Scan please click here.
ASUM would like to thank Martin Necas and Carol Bagnall for this informative brochure.

The Medical Radiation Technologists Board has released its findings from the recent review of the scope of practice within the profession of medical imaging and radiation therapy. Please click here to access the document.

Please find a new statement relating to Management of Vasa Praevia from The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

New Zealand Guidelines

NZMFM SGA Guidelines
NZMFMN Obstetric Doppler Guideline

Current ASUM Policies and Guidelines

The following Policies and Statements were modified in March 2012: B2, D1, D4, D5, D6, D13, D18 and E4
The following Policies and Statements were modified in August 2012: D11
The following Policies and Statements were modified in November 2013: B2
The following Policies and Statements were approved in October 2014: B8, C2, C3, D2, D8, D11, D12, E3, E6, F1
The following Policies and Statements were modified in September 2015: B2, D14 and E4
The B2 statement is replaced by ASUM / ACIPC Guidelines for Reprocessing Ultrasound Transducers

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