Over the last decade, the diffusion of ultrasound technology to nontraditional users has been rapid and farreaching. Much research and effort has been focused on developinganultrasoundcurriculumandtrainingandpractice guidelines for these users.

The potential for this diagnostic tool is not limited to the developed world and in many respects ultrasound is adaptable to limited resource international settings. However, needs-based curriculum development, training guidelines, impact on resource utilization, and sustainability are not well studied in the developing world setting.