Introduction to OB Sonography: The First Trimester - Training Video

Introduction to OB Sonography: The First Trimester


Introduction to OB Sonography: The First Trimester

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Introduction to OB Sonography: The First Trimester

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Introduction to OB Sonography: The First Trimester - Ultrasound Training Video provides a comprehensive review of embryology of pregnancy, indications for the study, normal findings, measurements and values for a 1st trimester study, and abnormal findings.

Date of Original Release: 11/29/2018
This edition valid for credit through: 11/29/2021
Video Length: 0:52:00

Product Codes
Online Video: OV-OB1T
ISBN: 978-1-945749-61-2


  • Embryology
  • Indications for Study
  • Gestational Sac
  • Yolk Sac
  • Embryo
  • Age Determination
  • Multiple Gestation Pregnancy
  • Amnionicity and Chorionicity
  • Placenta
  • CRL
  • Landmarks
  • Heart rate
  • Bleeding
  • Ectopic
  • Complications
  • Hydatidiform Mole
  • Abnormal/Absent Sac


  • Increase knowledge/competence to better perform and/or interpret first trimester OB ultrasound examinations.
  • Identify the presence or absence of a gestational sac.
  • Differentiate between an extra-uterine or intrauterine pregnancy.
  • Identify the fetal number.
  • Identify the presence or absence of cardiac activity.
  • Recognize the correct procedure for the CRL measurement.
  • Recognize the appearance of a Hydatidiform Mole.


Sonographers, physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs, or other medical professionals performing and/or interpreting first trimester obstetrical sonography. Physicians may include (but are not limited to): OB-GYN, family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and radiology.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Salvatore LaRusso  M.Ed. RDMS, RT(R)

Senior Instructor Radiology.
Chief Sonographer.
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center,
Hershey PA.
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

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

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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 enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 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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