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Arterial and Venous Doppler Waveform Nomenclature


    CME Credit Information

    Credit Type
    AMA PRA Category 1 *
    Number of Credits

    Course Objectives

    After completing this activity, the learner will:

    • Identify the difference between the prior nomenclature and the consensus-approved nomenclature
    • Evaluate and describe an arterial and venous Doppler waveform using the standardized consensus nomenclature.
    • Evaluate the Doppler waveform characteristics of an arterial and venous Doppler Waveform.
    • Be able to reduce confusing terminology in evaluation and interpretation of arterial and venous Doppler waveforms.



    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 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Sonographers:  These credits are accepted by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), Sonography Canada, Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), and most other organizations.

    For information on the applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board or other credentialing organization.

    Estimated Time for Completion
    1 hour
    Date of Release
    Date of Most Recent Review
    Expiration Date


    Christopher J. Allen RVT, RDMS (AB)(OB)

    President, Soundwave Imaging, Inc.

    Chief Vascular Sonographer, Ultrasound First LLC

    Creve Coeur, MO 63141


    Jason Cox, MD

    Program Director, Attending Musculoskeletal Radiologist

    Institute for Advanced Medical Education

    Creve Coeur, MO 63141





    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.

    Christopher Allen and Dr. Jason Cox,MD discloses no such relationships exist.

    IAME has assessed conflict of interest with its faculty, authors, editors, and any individuals who were in a position to control the content of this CME activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated. IAME's planners, content reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relationships with ineligible entities.

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