Physics / Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) Registry Review - Virtual Conference

Physics / Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) Registry Review

Date: May 24, 2023


 Sonography Principles and Instrumentation Registry Review

Sonography Principles and Instrumentation Registry Review

Date: May 24, 2023

  • Live and INTERACTIVE- Ask the presenter questions as you watch via a convenient online form!
  • >98% Physics/SPI Registry Exam Pass Rate
  • Trusted Physics Ultrasound Registry Review CME Leader Since 1985
  • All Topics Based on Registry Content Outlines
  • Lifetime Access to Digital Course Syllabus
  • ACCME Accredited with Commendation
  • Expert Physics Registry Review Ultrasound Faculty
  • FREE: 5 Days Additional Access to Online Course
  • FREE: Acceptance to GCUS 90 Day Registry Review Challenge Group with Registration.
  • The GCUS PASS Guarantee Offers All Course Participants Access to the Online Course at no charge for 90 Days with Unsuccessful Exam Attempt


Physics / Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) Registry Review Virtual Conference provides a comprehensive review with topics based on ARDMS exam content outlines for successfully completing the Physics / Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) certification exam. To guarantee the highest industry exam success rate this live course is taught by leading Physics / Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) Registry Review experts. This live course entails interactive lectures, case studies, and live, interactive mock registry exams using an interactive Audience Response System. All participants will receive a BONUS 5 DAY ACCESS to the online registry review course (Only offered by Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute).

Additionally, the GCUS Registry Review PASS Guarantee offers you access to the online course version of your registry review program for 90 days if you do not pass your registry exam after completing one of our review programs. Just send us a copy of your exam score (registry exam must be taken within six months of our review) and we’ll grant you a 90 day access to the online course version of the review.

Code: RRSPI-231VC
ID: 6076


      Download Course Itinerary


  • Essentials of Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Physical Principles
  • Pulse Echo Instrumentation, Storage and Display
  • Propagation of Ultrasound Through Tissue
  • Transducers
  • Image Controls
  • Doppler Instrumentation and Hemodynamics
  • Imaging Artifacts
  • Quality Assurance and Safety
  • Mock Exam & Interactive Review of Results


  • Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform diagnostic ultrasound examinations.
  • State the elementary principles of ultrasound including definition of ultrasound, basic properties and units of measure.
  • Describe the fundamental principles of sound and the propagation of sound in soft-tissue.
  • Cite the different types of transducers, focusing, sound beam formation and the various types of resolution including: axial, lateral, contrast and temporal
  • Recognize components and terminology of ultrasound equipment and instrumentation.
  • List the advantages of Doppler, Color Flow and Color Power Imaging.
  • Differentiate imaging artifacts by their cause and characteristic appearance
  • Apply statistical test correlation and test validation using CHI Square principles regarding sensitivity, specificity and overall test accuracy.
  • Outline safety, quality control, quality assurance and bioeffects concerns regarding operation and maintenance of ultrasound equipment.
  • Identify areas of weakness that require additional self-study to successful pass the ultrasound board examination offered by ARDMS, CCI or ARRT.


Registration: $350.00

Registration Reimbursement Form


Medical professionals who are preparing to take the ARDMS SPI Registry Board Exams or individuals who need a comprehensive review for professional improvement and/or CME credits.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Bryan Dodd  M.Ed, RDMS, RVT, RT(R)

Program Director, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Gateway Community College
Phoenix, AZ.
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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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 live activity for a maximum of 8.00 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.


General Sonography Physics

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute presents 3 free tips to help you study for the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation Exam.

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Challenges Sonographers Face

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute’s Program Director Theresa Jorgensen uses humor to take a look at the some of the typical challenges sonographers face while trying to take an accurate patient history.

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