Physics / Sonography Principles & Instrumentation Registry Review
  • 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 Examination

Date of Original Release: 11/30/2017
This edition valid for credit through: 11/30/2020

Price:  $270.00 (12 months access)
Code: OC-RRSPI171
9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

 

Topics & Objectives

Topics

  • 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 Examination

Objectives

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

  • 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 bio effects 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, APCA, CCI or ARRT.
Target Audience
Physicians, sonographers and other medical professionals involved with performing and interpreting diagnostic ultrasound examinations. Physician participants may include cardiology, vascular, general, point of care, and OB-GYN.
Course Instructors

Bryan Dodd

M.Ed, RDMS, RVT, RT(R)

Ultrasound Consultant
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
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 9.00 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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