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


CME Credit Information

Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1

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.

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.


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 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 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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