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Fundamentals for Interpreting Noninvasive Vascular Testing Part 1: Basics of Duplex Ultrasound Examinations

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    CME Credit Information

    Credit Type
    AMA PRA Category 1 *
    Number of Credits

    Course Objectives

    After participating in Fundamentals of Non-Invasive Vascular Testing, Part 1 the participant will:

    1.      Recognize imaging and non-imaging components of noninvasive vascular testing

    2.      Differentiate types of waveforms presented for interpretation

    3.      Critically assess image and waveform data for quality duplex studies

    4.      Identify  normal and abnormal findings

    5.      Interpret data to create a meaningful report

    6.      Review and assess case studies

    Target Audience

    Physicians, sonographers and others who perform and/or interpret vascular 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 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
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    Patricia (Tish) Poe, BA RVT FSVU
    Vascular Laboratory Educator and Consultant
    Athens, GA


    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.

    Patricia Poe 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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    Valarie F. Sanders RVT, Lake Jackson, Texas