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Abdominal Ultrasound Community

The Abdominal Ultrasound Community represents professionals that are involved in general abdominal imaging, including areas of the abdomen and retroperitoneum, as well as superficial parts of the body.

The current community officers are Salvatore LaRusso, MEd, RDMS, RT(R), FAIUM, Chair;  Nirvikar Dahiya MD, FAIUM, Vice Chair; and Shweta Bhatt, MD, Secretary. They can be reached via e-mail at

Members: 174
Latest Activity: Feb 21


Use this forum to keep aware of AIUM announcements of interest to your discipline, become acquainted with AIUM members from your specialty, post announcements/news stories of interest to your community, gather ideas for educational opportunities, share cases, make AIUM aware of your needs, and discuss relevant issues. Start a discussion now!

Click here for AIUM resources for the General & Abdominal  Community.

Discussion Forum

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Case Challenge--Do You Know the Answer?

Started by AIUM Sep 4, 2014.

Looking for study materials

Started by Chelsea Dagen Aug 12, 2014.

New AIUM Practice Guideline

Started by AIUM Jul 17, 2014.

Case Challenge

Started by AIUM Jul 8, 2014.

General Ultrasound Case Challenge

Started by AIUM Mar 26, 2014.

Comment Wall


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Comment by MOHAMMED ALAGHA on December 19, 2016 at 5:38pm

I have a question about songraphic appearance of HEMANGIOMA


Means hemangioma can change from hyperechogenic to hypoechogenic in the same ultrasound exam so does anyone have an explanation for that?

Comment by AIUM on February 3, 2016 at 3:41pm

The Committee and Community meeting schedule has now been posted for the 2016 AIUM Annual Convention.

Check it out here.

Comment by Susanna Ovel on December 31, 2013 at 11:39am
Comment by mohaned haleeb alhassan on December 30, 2011 at 2:49am

in case of abdomenal US to 46 years man, showed a huge lt lower abdomenal mass(13 x 11cm) ,hyperechoic well defined oval shape no vascularity in color doppler, I think extra peritoneal. what is related diagnosis

Comment by AIUM on November 22, 2011 at 1:59pm

$50,000 Available for Assessing Point-of-Care Ultrasound Applications

The AIUM’s Endowment for Education and Research (EER) has issued a request for applications (RFA) for studies to assess competency in point-of-care ultrasound applications, defined as ultrasound imaging for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes performed on the patient by a provider in real time as a component of a care episode. The EER has allocated up to $50,000 for 1 or more grants. The submission deadline is March 1, 2012. More detailed information is available on the AIUM website.

Comment by AIUM on September 15, 2011 at 2:38pm

Soliciting Grant Proposals for 2012 


The AIUM's Endowment for Education and Research (EER) is accepting grant proposals through November 1, 2011.


Ultrasound researchers may apply for grants of up to $10,000 in teaching, clinical research, or basic science.


A list of all previously awarded grants, detailed criteria, and an application form are available on the AIUM website.

Comment by AIUM on September 8, 2011 at 2:04pm

Nominations for community secretary for the General and Abdominal Ultrasound Community are being accepted through September 15, 2011.

To nominate a candidate (you may nominate yourself), email Janet Campbell ( the nominee's name, e-mail address, and community name. Copy (cc) the nominee as proof of the nominee's interest in serving. The nominee, who must be an AIUM member, should submit a brief biographical sketch (100-word maximum) to be included on the ballot.

Nominees should be willing to make a 6-year commitment as they will serve a progressively upward role: 2 years as secretary, 2 years as vice chair, and 2 years as chair. The term of office will begin the day after the close of the 2012 AIUM Annual Convention. Each community leadership team plays a major role in the AIUM’s educational efforts, including, but not limited to, choosing topics for special interest courses, identifying speakers, assigning abstract review teams, designating moderators, and coordinating with the Web Education Committee.

Comment by Susan Raatz Stephenson on May 15, 2011 at 12:07pm
The Donald Milburn Service Award has been established to honor those who have contributed to education in the sonography profession and have provided a valuable service to that community by designing enduring, innovative teaching methods, creative teaching technologies, or other outstanding contributions to sonography education. Individuals and teaching institutions will be considered for this award.

The nomination deadline is August 1st so go to to nominate an educator.
Comment by Giovanni Illomei on August 23, 2010 at 12:09pm
Im at EUROSON 2010
Comment by Giovanni Illomei on May 13, 2010 at 1:36am
Pelvic Kidney


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