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Mesenteric Ischemia

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    CME Credit Information

    Credit Type
    AMA PRA Category 1 *
    Number of Credits

    Course Objectives

    Understand the pathophysiology and necessary anatomy of mesenteric ischemia.
    How to properly perform a complete arterial duplex of the mesenteric vessels.
    Understand how to properly interpret arterial duplex of the mesentery.

    Target Audience

    Physicians, sonographers and others who perform and/or interpret 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 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


    Andrew Leake, MD
    Vascular Surgery Resident
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    200 Lothrop Street, Suite A-1017
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Steven A. Leers MD, RVT
    Associate Professor of Surgery
    Medical Director, UPMC Vascular Laboratories
    UPMC Division of Vascular Surgery
    5200 Centre Avenue, Suite 307
    Pittsburgh, PA


    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.

    Drs Andrew Leake and Steven A. Leers disclose 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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