Ultrasound training recommendations for medical and surgical specialties, Third edition

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High-quality ultrasound services are provided by properly trained and committed practitioners using appropriate quality ultrasound equipment. In the UK, radiologists and sonographic practitioners have traditionally provided such a service from centralised departments of clinical radiology where equipment and manpower can be used cost-effectively. In response to the increasing demands on radiology departments, medical specialists other than radiologists are increasingly wishing to undertake ultrasound examinations on patients referred to them for their clinical opinion as a direct extension of
their clinical examination.
This document makes recommendations for ultrasound training in a broad range of areas to help ensure that ultrasound training is of the same high standard for both medical non-radiologists and radiologists.