Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals: The Basics

  • Sound generation and basic principles
  • Transducers
  • System Controls & Image Quality
  • Imaging Artifacts
  • Date of Original Release: 12/11/2015
    This edition valid for credit through: 12/11/2018

    Video Length: 1:04:00
    1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    Product Codes:
    Online Video - OV-IF2
    DVD - VL-IF2
    ISBN: 978-1-940954-68-4

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    Topics & Objectives

    Topics

    • Sound generation and basic principles
    • Transducers
    • System Controls & Image Quality
    • Imaging Artifacts

    Objectives

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

    After viewing this enduring material, the participant should be able to:

    1. Outline the interaction of sound with soft-tissue and other mediums
    2. Demonstrate the relationship between system controls and image quality
    3. Identify different types of imaging artifacts
    Target Audience
    Physicians, sonographers, PAs and NPs, and other medical professionals who are involved with performing and/or interpreting diagnostic ultrasound examinations. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) radiologists, sports medicine, orthopedics, rheumatology, emergency medicine, critical care, OB/GYN and cardiology.
    Course Instructors

    Lori Green

    BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

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

    Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner & QI Task Force Subcommittee)
    Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine &
    Fellowship Director of Emergency Medicine
    Ultrasound Fellowship Program
    University of South Florida Medical School
    Tampa, FL
    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 Subcommittee)
    President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose

    Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
    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 1.50 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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