RAD-AID Inteleos Global Health Ultrasound Proficiency

RAD-AID Ultrasound volunteers providing education


RAD-AID volunteers blend hands-on training and didactics

Welcome to the RAD-AID portal to the Global Health Ultrasound Proficiency Testing offered in partnership with the Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification AcademyTM a division of InteleosTM. High quality ultrasound is a vital part of medical imaging, which can lead to improved patient outcomes in low-resource regions. To that end, RAD-AID has designed a process to evaluate in-country partners ultrasound knowledge and proficiency. RAD-AID is offering this capstone in partnership with Inteleos/POCUS Academy to healthcare professionals who currently practice ultrasound at facilities that receive longitudinal on-site and remote ultrasound education.

Candidates receive comprehensive evaluation within three primary areas of content. Initial evaluation will be offered in an online format covering fundamental concepts within ultrasound including physics, instrumentation, patient safety and proper scanning technique. Second, candidates will be evaluated on essential core content areas such as abdominal, pelvic and focused obstetric ultrasound. Third, those candidates in specialized ultrasound practice will have access to advanced testing in pediatrics, echocardiography, vascular and musculoskeletal ultrasound. Testing format will include a multiple choice exam, clinical case scenarios, and a mandatory hands-on scanning component in their core content area.

All candidates are required to pass successfully the fundamentals exam before progressing to other formal testing areas. In addition, they will have the opportunity to seek out proficiency in multiple content areas, both essential and advanced.

RAD-AID volunteer in Tanzania

Individuals who meet the eligibility requirements can take the next step in the application process.

    1. active member of a RAD-AID affiliated site with ongoing ultrasound education and support
    2. healthcare provider using ultrasound in their daily practice.
    3. preferred: greater than 2000 hours of hands on ultrasound time.

Applications are accepted currently through your RAD-AID regional program manager and director to start the process for our online assessments and certifications as part of your ultrasound professional development.