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Evaluation of Lower Extremity Bypass Grafts

    Overview

    CME Credit Information

    Credit Type
    AMA PRA Category 1 *
    Number of Credits
    1

    Course Objectives

    Objectives

    After completing this course, the participant should be able:

    • to describe 2 types of lower extremity bypass grafts
    • to discuss graft dysfunction
    • to discuss the criteria for a normal color Doppler and duplex ultrasound examination
    • to describe protocols for vein graft surveillance

    Target Audience

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

    Accreditation

    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 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 1 hour
    Date of Release
    Date of Most Recent Review
    Expiration Date

    Faculty

    Joseph F. Polak, MD, MPH
    Director of Cardiovascular Imaging,
    New England Medical Center
    Boston, MA

    with the assistance of:

    Jean M. Alessi-Chinetti, RVT, RDMS
    Technical Director
    Vascular Diagnostoic laboratory,
    Brigham and Women's Hospital,
    Boston MA

    Disclosure

    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. Joseph F. Polak and Jean M. Alessi-Chinetti, RVT, RDMS have disclosed no financial interests with commercial interests.

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

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