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Ultrasound Evaluation of Postmenopausal Bleeding
After watching this activity, you should be able to:
- Describe the normal appearance of a postmenopausal endometrium and the sonographic standards for its evaluation;
- Explain the postmenopausal endometrial measurement threshold and its significance in excluding malignancy;
- List the benefits of saline infusion sonography in the evaluation of postmenopausal bleeding;
- Characterize the usefulness of transvaginal sonography in the triage of women in whom office endometrial sampling was insufficient; and
- Discuss the use of transvaginal ultrasound in postmenopausal women without bleeding and the significance of an incidentally identified thickened endometrium.
Faculty: Elysia Moschos, MD
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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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.
Release Date: 12/01/2022
Expiration Date: 12/01/2025
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 internet activity enduring material 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.
In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all individuals in control of content must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 24 months. The AIUM implements a mechanism to identify and mitigate all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.
Disclosures for this Activity
- Ashley McDermott, no relevant financial relationships to disclose
- Elysia Moschos, no relevant financial relationships to disclose
Elysia Moschos, MD
Professor, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Administrative Director of Gynecologic Ultrasound Women and Infant Specialty Services, Parkland Hospital
Dr. Moschos is a full professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She received her undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After completing her residency in OBGYN at Baylor Medical Center she was recruited to join the faculty at UT Southwestern. In an imaging unit staffed by MFMs and Radiologists, Dr. Moschos is the sole generalist OBGYN sonologist in the Parkland Hospital OBGYN Sonography Unit, where she has read Gyn & 1st trimester studies for the past 20 years. Last year, the Parkland OBGYN ultrasound unit conducted over 39,000 studies, 10,000 of which were Gyn/1st trimester. She has authored numerous ultrasound articles as well as the "Imaging" chapter for the textbook Williams Gynecology. She was awarded Senior membership status by the AIUM Board of Governors in 2010 as a result of her significant contributions to the field of ultrasound.