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About Us

About Us2024-03-11T15:52:01-04:00

Let’s make healthcare better, together

Medical certifications that improve the lives of patients around the world.

Welcome to Inteleos – a global non-profit community of more than 140,000 medical professionals united in assuring that patients obtain the highest quality healthcare. For more than 45 years, Inteleos has defined excellence through quality patient care and certification. Inteleos is the governing and managing organization for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®), the Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement™ (APCA™), and the Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy™. The Inteleos Foundation oversees the philanthropic work for the organization.

Our Impact: Defining Excellence in Medicine Through Certification

Inteleos is an internationally recognized medical certification organization. Each day more than 1.5 million patients across the world are cared for by Inteleos certified medical professionals. Inteleos certifications cover a wide variety of disciplines across 18 medical certifications including diagnostic medical sonography, cardiac MRI, CT, nuclear medicine, vascular medicine, and point-of-care ultrasound.

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A Worldwide Community: Join Us

The diversity of the Inteleos community of certified medical professionals is what makes this organization unique. Our network of Registrants and Certificants consist of sonographers; physicians who specialize in and/or practice ultrasound, cardiovascular MR, CT, and nuclear medicine, and vascular and endovascular medicine; and point-of-care ultrasound users in family medicine, emergency medicine, radiology, internal medicine, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, and midwives. Join us in creating a world where everyone has access to high quality healthcare delivered by providers who have demonstrated their proficiency. Together, we can save lives, establish trust, and expand equity in healthcare.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement

Inteleos is committed to continually address issues of inequality and inequity through our areas of expertise, healthcare and certification. According to the World Health Organization, healthcare inequality, mainly due to a lack of access to quality care, is directly linked to many social injustices. As a healthcare organization, Inteleos’ mission to protect the public through individual certifications means that our goal is for all people to have access to the validated and extraordinary skills of our Registrants and Certificants. Unfortunately, healthcare inequality largely affects those who need medical care the most. As a global healthcare organization, we will continue to bolster our mission and work tirelessly towards increasing healthcare equity by striving to assure all people can get the highest quality healthcare possible. Racism and social injustices in all forms must end. Inteleos and its family of certification Councils, the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), the Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement (APCA) and the Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy, support peaceful protests and the implementation of lasting solutions to end racism, social injustice, inequality and inequity.

Inteleos’ Statement on Access to Quality Healthcare

At Inteleos we believe all women deserve access to quality health care from certified ultrasound professionals.

As a certification organization, Inteleos asserts that medical professionals who perform ultrasound should be able to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities through standardized, rigorous assessments. Certification from an independent, third-party organization should be required to ensure best practices in quality patient care. This expectation of quality care should extend to all people in all health care settings.

We encourage patients to advocate for quality care by confirming that the ultrasound professional who will perform their sonogram is appropriately certified for their health and safety.

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Medical Certifications with 31 Specialties
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