Shattering the Gray Scale: Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound at the Bedside

Learning Objective(s)
After watching this activity, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the basics of contrast-enhanced ultrasound and point-of-care applications;
  • Recognize how contrast-enhanced ultrasound can benefit pediatric patients with blunt abdominal trauma; and
  • Review the basic concepts of sonothrombolysis for patients with acute coronary occlusion.

Faculty: Harald Becher, MD, PhD, Flemming Forsberg, PhD, Tobias Kummer, MD, RDMS, FACEP, David P. Mooney, MD, MPH

Available Credit: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/1 ARRT Category A credit(s). Upon completion of the learning activity, you will have 1 attempt to successfully pass the post-test with a score of at least 80% and claim your certificate.

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Nonmember: $200

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As of August 1, 2020, you will have 1 attempt to successfully pass the post-test with a score of at least 80% and claim your certificate.

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Release Date: 11/01/2020
Expiration Date: 11/01/2023

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AIUM designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation

This activity can be used to meet part of relevant AIUM Training Guidelines and/or maintenance credits for accreditation purposes. Learn more about AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation here.

ARRT Category A Credit 

The AIUM is a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The AIUM is the owner and sponsor of this activity. This activity is approved by the AIUM for ARRT Category A credit. This CE activity may be available in multiple formats or from different CE sponsors. ARRT does not allow CE activities (e.g., Internet courses, home study programs, directed readings, live lectures) to be repeated for CE credit in the same CE biennium.

Additional Credit Information

  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). The ARDMS accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)™.

Documenting CME Credits

All participants who pass the post-test have access to a CME certificate. The AIUM will submit credits to the ARDMS for active AIUM membership accounts with a valid ARDMS ID number. It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure credit accuracy and adherence to any audit requests.

Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, all individuals in control of content must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 12 months. The AIUM implements a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.

Disclosures for this Activity

  • Harald Becher, Speaker/Honoraria (Self): Bracco; Research Support (Self): Philips Ultrasound
  • Darcy Bellido de Luna, no relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Flemming Forsberg, Research Grant (Self): Canon Medical Systems; GE Healthcare; Siemens – Research Support (Self): Canon Medical Systems; GE Healthcare; Lantheus Medical Imaging; Siemens
  • Glynis Harvey, no relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Tobias Kummer, no relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • David P. Mooney, no relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Jamie Parreco, no relevant financial relationships to disclose