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AIUM discourages the sale and use of ultrasound equipment for personal use in the home

In response to recent news of a celebrity purchasing an ultrasound machine for home use, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) reaffirms its statement on the prudent use of ultrasound. "Tom Cruise's recent purchase of an ultrasound machine for personal use at home is both inappropriate and in violation of FDA rules addressing the sale of medical equipment," asserts AIUM President Lennard Greenbaum, MD, of The Hughes Center for Fetal Diagnostics at the Arnold Palmer Hospital, Orlando, Florida.

Joshua Copel, MD, of Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, and AIUM president-elect, adds, "While diagnostic ultrasound has never been shown to have any adverse fetal effects, the use of ultrasound at home by untrained individuals and for nonmedical purposes exposes Mr Cruise's and Ms Holmes' baby to unnecessary ultrasound energy."

Since 1994, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been notifying the ultrasound community and manufacturers that the use of diagnostic ultrasound for entertainment purposes constitutes an unapproved use of a medical (prescription) device.

The AIUM statement on the prudent use of ultrasound during pregnancy states,

The AIUM advocates the responsible use of diagnostic ultrasound. The AIUM strongly discourages the nonmedical use of ultrasound for psychosocial or entertainment purposes. The use of either two-dimensional (2D) or three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound to only view the fetus, obtain a picture of the fetus, or determine the fetal gender without a medical indication is inappropriate and contrary to responsible medical practice. Although there are no confirmed biological effects on patients caused by exposures from present diagnostic ultrasound instruments, the possibility exists that such biological effects may be identified in the future. Thus ultrasound should be used in a prudent manner to provide medical benefit to the patient.

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Contact: Carmine Valente
cvalente@aium.org
3014984100
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
28-Nov-2005


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