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Buzzwords in Sonography


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

Upon completion of this activity the participant will be able to:

  • Explain how coded excitation works and how it is applied.
  • Describe how harmonic imaging improves image quality.
  • Explain how 3D images are acquired.
  • Compare 2D and 3D imaging technology.
  • Describe how panoramic imaging and compound imaging are accomplished.
  • List ways that compound imaging improves images.
  • Define elastography and describe how it is accomplished.

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 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
Expiration Date


Frederick W. Kremkau, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Program for Medical Ultrasound
Center for Applied Learning
School of Medicine
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC


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

Dr. Frederick W. Kremkau 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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