Non-radiologist-performed point-of-care ultrasonography in paediatrics - European Society of Paediatric Radiology position paper

Pediatr Radiol. 2021 Jan;51(1):161-167. doi: 10.1007/s00247-020-04843-6. Epub 2020 Nov 19.


Non-radiologist point-of-care ultrasonography (US) is increasingly implemented in paediatric care because it is believed to facilitate a timely diagnosis, such as in ascites or dilated renal pelvicalyceal systems, and can be used to guide interventional procedures. To date, all policy statements have been published by non-radiologic societies. The European Society of Paediatric Radiology hereby issues a position statement on paediatric non-radiologist point-of-care US from the point of view of those leading on children's imaging, i.e. paediatric radiologists. In this position statement, we will address the boundaries, education, credentialing, quality control, reporting and storage of images in paediatric practice.

Keywords: Bedside; Children; Non-radiologist; Nonspecialist; Position statement; Ultrasound.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Humans
  • Pediatrics*
  • Point-of-Care Systems
  • Radiology*
  • Ultrasonography