Ultrasound-Guided Needle Placement
  • Benefits & Indications for Performing Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
  • In-Plane vs' Out-of-Plane Approach
  • Use of Power Doppler and/or Biopsy Guides
  • Common Uses/Ultrasound-Guided Procedures

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Date of Original Release: 1/10/2017
This edition valid for credit through: 1/10/2020

Price:  $20.00
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™


Topics & Objectives


  • Benefits & Indications for preforming ultrasound-guided procedures
  • In-Plane VS. Out-of-Plane approach
  • Use of Power Doppler and/or biopsy guides
  • Common uses/ultrasound-guided procedures


Upon completion of this activity the learner should be able to:

  1. Increase the participants' knowledge and competence to use ultrasound guidance for needle placement.
  2. List the benefits and clinical indications for performing ultrasound-guided procedures.
  3. Demonstrate how to perform ultrasound-guided needle placement using the in-plane and out-of-plane approaches.
  4. Integrate the use of power Doppler and/or transducer biopsy guides for assistance in performing ultrasound guided procedures.
Target Audience
Physicians and sonographers involved with performing ultrasound guided procedures.
Course Instructors

Lori Green


President, Program Director,
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.,
Saint Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

James Mateer


Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine,
Medical College of Wisconsin,
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.

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Continuing Education Credits
The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education(ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.
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