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Introduction to Thyroid Ultrasound - Online Course

Introduction to Thyroid Ultrasound

 

Introduction to Thyroid Ultrasound


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Introduction to Thyroid Ultrasound

  • 12 months UNLIMITED access from your computer, tablet or phone. No lockouts, or hidden limitations after a certain amount of views.
  • A variety of learning components including: video lectures, scan demonstrations, interactive components/quizzes, and more to improve diagnostic accuracy.
  • This online course is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ upon successful completion.
  • All online courses cover the same topics as our comprehensive live courses. Add a Hands-On Workshop (Not Valid for Registry Reviews) and receive 3 additional months of access. See our Blended Course Learning Format for more details.
  • Group pricing is available for groups of 5 or more (Not Valid for Registry Reviews). Add a Custom Onsite Hands-On Workshop for training consistency, time and cost effectiveness, with the highest quality ultrasound training in the industry.
  • Private Hands-On Workshops are also available for the learner who prefers the 1-1 learning format. Receive 3 additional months of unlimited online access (Not Valid for Registry Reviews) with a Private Hands-On Course. See our Private Hands-On Course Learning Format for more details.

Overview

Introduction to Thyroid Ultrasound Online Course is designed to improve the participant's knowledge and competence to better perform and/or interpret thyroid ultrasound examinations. Imaging fundamentals, thyroid anatomy, scan techniques, normal sonographic characteristics, evaluation of thyroid nodules, diffuse thyroid disorders and other neck pathology are discussed. In addition, ultrasound-guided interventional techniques and case studies are included. This online course is designed in a modular format and includes a combination of online video lectures, case presentations, and related online activities Enrollment is valid for 12 months (365 days) and begins the moment the participant is enrolled. Extend your online course access another 3 months with the addition of an onsite hands-on workshop or registration for a regularly scheduled GCUS scan workshop.

Date of Original Release: 8/31/2021

This edition valid for credit through: 8/31/2024


  1 year/365 days of Unlimited Access from date of purchase. Expires on 11/26/2023 if purchased today.

Code: OC-TSD211
ID: 5740

Topics

  • Cervical Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals
  • Thyroid Anatomy, Scan Techniques, Imaging Protocols and Normal Ultrasound Characteristics
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Thyroid Nodules
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Diffuse Thyroid Disorders
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Lymph Nodes, Vocal Cords, and Non-Thyroid Neck Anatomy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Interventional Techniques
  • Thyroid Case Studies

Objectives

  • Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret thyroid ultrasound examinations.
  • State the basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics and demonstrate appropriate optimization of system controls.
  • Perform routine protocols associated with evaluation of the thyroid.
  • Recognize normal thyroid ultrasound characteristics.
  • Identify ultrasound characteristics of benign and suspicious thyroid nodules.
  • Recognize ultrasound characteristics of diffuse thyroid disorders (Hashimoto’s, Graves, thyroiditis).
  • Outline the ultrasound examination protocols of the neck in patients with thyroid cancer for identification of recurrent/residual disease.
  • Perform ultrasound evaluation of lymph nodes, vocal cords, and non-thyroid neck anatomy.
  • List available interventions for ultrasound of the neck including the various ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration techniques.

Tuition

Registration: $400.00

(12 Months Unlimited Access)

Audience

Physicians, PA’s, sonographers, and other medical professionals who will be involved with performing and/or interpreting thyroid ultrasound examinations. Physicians may include (but is not limited to) endocrinology, radiology, general surgery, internal medicine, and primary care.

Faculty

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Jennifer Sipos  MD

Associate Professor.
Division of Endocrinology.
Ohio State University.
Columbus, Ohio


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
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner & QI Task Force)
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, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Trisha Reo, AAS, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator-planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
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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Credits (Optional with additional purchase)

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 internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 6.00 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.

37 YEARS

Serving the Medical Community

160,000+

Participants Trained

500,000+

CME Credits Awarded

6,000+

Courses Offered

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