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Peripheral Arterial Studies: Non-Atherosclerotic Pathologies

    Overview

    CME Credit Information

    Credit Type
    SA-CME *
    Number of Credits
    1

    Course Objectives

    After completing this course, the participant should be able:

    • to describe an arterio-venous (A-V) fistula
    • to describe the typical waveform of a pseudoaneurysm
    • to discuss the ultrasound evaluation of dialysis access fistula or grafts
    • to discuss the differential diagnosis of palpable masses in close proximity to arteries

    Target Audience

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

    * AMA Category 1 credits that also serve as Self Assessment Module (SAM) credits, as defined by the American Board of Radiology. Other specialists should consult their respective specialty board for applicability. SA-CME 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 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

    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 Diagnostic 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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    Angela Dorosky-Lisauskas RDMS, Canton, Ohio