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CME Credit Information

Credit Type:
* AMA PRA Category 1
Number of Credits:

Course Objectives of Mesenteric Ischemia

After completing this activity, the participant will:

  • Understand the pathophysiology and necessary anatomy of mesenteric ischemia.
  • How to properly perform a complete arterial duplex of the mesenteric vessels.
  • Understand how to properly interpret arterial duplex of the mesentery.
Mesenteric Ischemia

Target Audience

  • Physicians, sonographers, and others who perform and/or interpret ultrasound.

* AMA PRA Category 1™ credits are used by physicians and other groups like PAs and certain nurses. Category 1 credits are accepted by the ARDMS, CCI, and Sonography Canada.


The Institute for Advanced Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Institute for Advanced Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

These credits are accepted by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board or other credentialing organization.

Estimated Time for Completion
approximately 1 hour
Date of Release
Date of Most Recent Review
Jul 24, 2023
Expiration Date
Jul 23, 2026


Andrew Leake, MD
Vascular Surgery Resident
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
200 Lothrop Street, Suite A-1017
Pittsburgh, PA

Steven A. Leers MD, RVT
Associate Professor of Surgery
Medical Director, UPMC Vascular Laboratories
UPMC Division of Vascular Surgery
5200 Centre Avenue, Suite 307
Pittsburgh, PA


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.

Drs Andrew Leake and Steven A. Leers disclose no such relationships exist.

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