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Bioeffects of Obstetric Ultrasound for the Clinician: How to Keep it Safe

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    CME Credit Information

    Credit Type
    AMA PRA Category 1 *
    Number of Credits

    Course Objectives

    After reading this article, the reader should be able to:

    • Describe effects of ultrasound in living tissues
    • Define parameters allowing risk assessment
    • Enumerate findings in animals and humans, as described in the literature
    • List ways to minimize fetal exposure

    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 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢. 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 3 hours
    Date of Release
    Date of Most Recent Review
    Expiration Date


    Jacques S. Abramowicz, MD, FACOG, FAIUM
    Chair, Illinois Section of ACOG
    Frances T. and Lester B. Knight Professor
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Co-Director, Rush Fetal and Neonatal Medicine Center
    Rush University Medical Center
    Chicago, IL


    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.

    Dr. Jacques S. Abramowicz discloses a relationship with Philips Healthcare as consultant (unpaid).

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

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