Ultrasound Certification and Data Submission RequirementsCertification Requirements: Ultrasound measurement provides an effective means to improve the accuracy of your carcass EPDs. If you don’t submit your data to the ASA, however, it is essentially of no value for genetic evaluation and improvement. If you spend money to ultrasound you might as well get your data collected in the manner required for submission to the ASA.
The ASA requires that all ultrasound data be collected by an Ultrasound Guidelines Council (UGC) Certified Field Technician and read by a UGC Certified Interpreter - usually a lab technician. This can be accomplished by selecting a UGC certified field technician that submits their images to a centralized processing lab for interpretation. The lab then forwards the results to the ASA. The ASA also accepts data directly from technicians who are UGA certified to both scan and interpret.