Safety Statements

March 27, 2020

WFUMB Position Statement: How to perform a safe ultrasound examination and clean equipment in the context of COVID-19

On behalf of the WFUMB Safety Committee (Jacques S. Abramowicz, MD, Iwaki Akiyama, PhD, David Evans, PhD, F. Brian Fowlkes, PhD, Karel Marsal, MD, PhD, Yusef […]
April 15, 2019

WFUMB Policy on Live Scanning at Commercial Exhibitions

While WFUMB does not object to live scanning at WFUMB meetings, the involvement of pregnant women and children, and the use of invasive scanning and contrast […]
April 15, 2019

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

Pulsed Doppler (spectral, power and color flow imaging) ultrasound should not be used routinely. Pulsed Doppler ultrasound may be used for clinical indications such as to […]
April 15, 2019

WFUMB/ISUOG Policy Statement on Souvenir Imaging of the Fetus

The WFUMB disapproves of the use of ultrasound for the sole purpose of providing souvenir Images of the fetus. There have been no reported incidents of […]
April 15, 2019

(NEW) WFUMB Statement on ultrasound exposure in the first trimester and autism spectrum

WFUMB Administrative Council endorses both AIUM Bioeffects Committee Statement1 on the paper by Webb et al.[2] and ISUOG statement on ultrasound exposure in the first trimester […]
April 15, 2019

WFUMB Clinical Safety Statement for Diagnostic Ultrasound – an overview

Diagnostic ultrasound has been widely used in clinical medicine for many years with no proven deleterious effects. However, investigations into the possibility of subtle or transient […]
April 15, 2019

WFUMB Recommendations on Non-medical Use of Ultrasound

The WFUMB disapproves of the use of ultrasound for the sole purpose of providing keepsake or souvenir images of the fetus. Ultrasound imaging for non-medical reasons […]
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