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Ultrasound Assessment and Mapping of the Superficial Venous System


CME Credit Information

Credit Type

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.

Number of Credits

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:

• Describe the normal anatomical features of the great saphenous vein, small saphenous vein, cephalic vein and basilic vein
• Identify pathology observed within the superficial veins
• Describe the basic techniques of venous mapping
• Identify limitations encountered during vein mapping
• Describe diagnostic ultrasound criteria utilized in venous mapping

Target Audience

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


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 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 further 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 2 hours
Date of Release
Date of Most Recent Review
Expiration Date


Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD RVT RDMS
Clinical Associate
Professor of Radiology, Albany Medical College, Albany NY
Technical Director,
North Country Vascular Diagnostics, Inc, Altamont NY


In compliance with the Essentials and Standards of the ACCME, all individuals in control of the content of this CME tutorial are required to disclose any significant financial or other relationships they may have with commercial interests.

Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD RVT RDMS 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.

"Information is very informative and valuable to my area of practice."

Angela Dorosky-Lisauskas RDMS, Canton, Ohio