Official Statement of the
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
SAFETY IN TRAINING AND RESEARCH
"Approved March 1993, March 1983
Diagnostic ultrasound has been in use since the late 1950's (* ). No
confirmed adverse biological effects on patients resulting from this usage have
ever been reported. Although no hazard has been identified that would preclude
the prudent and conservative use of diagnostic ultrasound in education and
research, experience from normal diagnostic practice may or may not be relevant
to extended exposure times and altered exposure conditions. It is therefore
considered appropriate to make the following recommendation:
In those special situations in which examinations are to be carried out for
purposes other than direct medical benefit to the individual being examined, the
subject should be informed of the anticipated exposure conditions, and of how
these compare with conditions for normal diagnostic practice. "
(* ) It really was used since 1942. This remark is from Dr. Gonzalo Diaz M.