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Introduction to Echocardiography, Parts 1-2 (Category A version)

This is a category “A” course, for Radiologic Techologists, and your profile doesn’t indicate you’re an R.T.
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    CME Credit Information

    Credit Type
    Category A *
    Number of Credits

    Course Objectives

    After completing this course, the participant should be able to:

    1. Understand the imaging planes used in echocardiography
    2. Describe a normal M-mode echo tracing
    3. Recognize normal and abnormal M-mode tracings
    4. Explain the transducer selection and patient position for a cardiac examination
    5. Understand the imaging planes used in echocardiography
    6. Know how to perform parasternal, apical, subcostal, and suprasternal images
    7. Describe a normal 2D echocardiographic examination 

    Target Audience

    Radiologic Technologists

    * Meets the criteria for ARRT Category A credits for radiologic technologists.  Physicians should not use these courses.


    This course qualifies for 2 Category A credits and is accepted by the ARRT. The Reference Number and Expiration Date will appear on your certificate.
    These credits are also accepted by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).  Please check with other credentialing organizations for information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity.

    Estimated Time for Completion
    2 hours
    Date of Release
    Expiration Date


    Sandra Hagen-Ansert, M.S., RDCS,FASE,RDMS,FSDMS
    Former Manager Echo Lab
    Scripps Clinic and Hospitals
    La Jolla, California


    In compliance with the Essentials and Standards of the ACCME, the author of this CME tutorial is required to disclose any significant financial or other relationships they may have with commercial interests.

    Sandra Hagen-Ansert discloses no such relationships exist.

    No one at IAME who had control over the planning or content of this activity has relationships with commercial interests.

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