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Credit Type:
* AMA PRA Category 1
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Course Objectives of The Pancreas: Fluid and Cysts

After completing this activity, the participant will:

  • Develop a strategy for complete ultrasound exam and assess the pancreatic ductal anatomy. 
  • Compare the sonographic appearance of normal pancreatic anatomy versus pancreatitis. 
  • Differentiate the sonographic characteristics seen with acute versus chronic pancreatitis and distinguish pancreatic atrophy post-pancreatitis. 
  • Evaluate the sonographic characteristics of pancreatic pseudocysts, simple cysts, and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms.
The Pancreas: Fluid and Cysts

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.

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
December 27, 2023
Date of Most Recent Review
December 27, 2023
Expiration Date
December 26, 2026


Lauren Pellegrini-Salsman, MHA, RDMS (AB, OB/GYN, BR), RVT, RDCS (AE)
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director, St. Louis Community College-Forest Park
Sonographer and Clinical Sonography Instructor
St. Louis, MO

Jason Cox, MD
Program Director, Medical Director, and Attending Radiologist
Institute for Advanced Medical Education
St. Louis, MO


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.

Lauren Pellegrini-Salsman and Jason Cox, MD disclose 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.