Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) Guidelines

Please note: these policies are NOT endorsed by BMUS, but this list is provided for the information and use of UK ultrasound practitioners where appropriate.

All these policies can be found in full on the ASUM website: please click here

Statements Relating to Ultrasound Safety

  • Statement On The Safety Of Ultrasound in Grey Scale Imaging In Obstetrics
  • Statement On Doppler Ultrasound
  • Safety Statement On Continuous Wave Doppler Fetal Monitoring
  • Safety Statement On Thermal Biological Effects
  • Safety Statement On Acoustic Output And Equipment Output Display
  • Safety Statement On Acoustic Streaming
  • Safety Statement On Ultrasound Contrast Agents

Provision of Diagnostic Ultrasound Services

  • Policy on Diagnostic Ultrasound Services
  • Guidelines For Disinfection Of Intracavitary Transducers
  • Policy on Providing Ultrasound images of the Fetus to Prospective Parent During an Ultrasound Examination
  • Scanning Of Live Subjects For Teaching Purposes During ASUM Meetings 
  • Guidelines for the Operation of Vascular Ultrasound Practices
  • Statement on the Use of Ultrasound by Medical Practitioners


  • The Role of the Sonographer
  •  Policy on Vaginal scanning by Sonographers 
  •  Supervision of Student Sonographers
  • Guidelines For Reducing Injuries To Sonographers/Sonologists

Clinical Protocols

  • Guidelines for Standards of Practice in Paediatric Echocardiography (SPPE)
  • Guidelines for the Mid Trimester Obstetric Scan
  • Breast Examination and Reporting
  • Guidelines for Abdominal Scanning
  • Statement on the Use of Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Development Hip Dysplasia and Dislocation
  • Statement on Normal Ultrasound Fetal Measurements
  • Guidelines for the Performance of a Gynaecological Scan
  • Guidelines for the Performance of Scrotal Ultrasound
  • Guidelines for the Performance of First Trimester Ultrasound (Updated) 9/6/05)
  • Guidelines for the Performance of Third Trimester Ultrasound 
  • Guidelines for Neurosonography in Infants
  • Colour Duplex Doppler Ultrasound - Extracranial Carotid Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Ultrasound
  • Intracranial Cerebrovascular Ultrasound
  • Extracranial Cerebrovascular Ultrasound
  • Penile Doppler Ultrasound
  • Visceral Vascular Testing Using Ultrasound
  • Peripheral Venous Ultrasound