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Activities Of The American Association Of Physicists In Medicine And The American Institute Of Ultrasound In Medicine In Ultrasound Instrument Performance Evaluation
Author(s): Paul L. Carson
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Paper Abstract

The main contributions of the AAPM and AIUM in ultrasound instrument performance evaluation are made through special sessions, individual members' presentations at the national meetings, and in publications of these two societies. Committee work is proceeding within the AAPM on a draft of recommended acceptance tests. In addition, the AAPM provides coordination for the NCI-sponsored Centers for Radiological Physics. The Centers are presenting regional workshops on ultrasound instrument performance evaluation and are developing techniques such as meaningful axial resolution measurements for gray scale scanners. These developments are summarized. Two existing ALUM standards are designed for performance evaluation of ultrasound equipment. These standards are "Standard Specification of Echoscope Sensitivity and Signal to Noise Ratio" and the "Standard 100 mm Test Object and Recommended Procedures for Its Use." The ALUM now offers a commendation to manufacturers who specify appropriate safety related instrument performance information, and recently has begun work to cooperate with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, the AAPM and the Acoustical Society of America in helping to define standards for acoustic safety aspects of diagnostic ultrasound equipment. AIUM subcommittees also are active in ophthalmological equipment evaluation and transducer characterization standards.

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Date Published: 27 December 1977
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0127, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VI, (27 December 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955945
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Paul L. Carson, University of Colorado Medical Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0127:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VI
Joel E. Gray; William R. Hendee, Editor(s)

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