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Ultrasound Diagnosis of Arthritis Using a Standardized Approach


    CME Credit Information

    Credit Type
    AMA PRA Category 1 *
    Number of Credits

    Course Objectives

    At the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

    1. Define and identify the normal sonoanatomy of joints
    2. Identify sonopathology in terms of synovitis and power doppler signal and grade using the EULER-OMERACT consensus guidelines
    3. Identify erosions, intraarticular calcium, and effusions. 
    4. Perform a standardized EULER-OMERACT arthritis study of the hand. 


    Target Audience

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



    * AMA 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.

    Sonographers:  These credits are accepted by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), Sonography Canada, Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), and most other organizations.

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

    Estimated Time for Completion
    1 hour
    Date of Release
    Date of Most Recent Review
    Expiration Date


    Julie Osdieck, BS, RDMS, RMSKS Lead MSK Sonographer Ultrasound First Creve Coeur, MO 63141   Jason Cox, MD Program Director, Attending Musculoskeletal Radiologist Institute for Advanced Medical Education Ultrasound First Creve Coeur, MO 63141  


    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.

    Julie Osdieck, RDMS, RMSKS and Dr. Jason Cox, MD discloses no such relationships exist.

    IAME has assessed conflict of interest with its faculty, authors, editors, and any individuals who were in a position to control the content of this CME activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated. IAME's planners, content reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relationships with ineligible entities. 

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