The Role of Contrast-Enhanced Echocardiography in Patient Care Lecture Series

Apr 30, 2016 ‐ Apr 30, 2019


Welcome to the Lecture Series: Contrast-Enhanced Echocardiography provided by ASE with funding from an unrestricted educational grant from GE. This series contains pre-recorded lectures by ASE subject matter experts. Each lecture includes both didactic and case-based teaching methods. The lectures are presented in an order to build upon the concepts from the previous lectures. Participants will be provided with questions testing knowledge between lectures which must be completed to receive CME credit. This activity is designed for all cardiovascular physicians, cardiac sonographers, and nurses with a primary interest and knowledge base in the field of echocardiography. In addition, residents, researchers, fellows, clinicians, and other medical professionals having a specific interest in contrast echocardiography may find this lecture series beneficial. The following topic areas are included in this series: Contrast Basics, Policy and Procedures of Contrast, Ventricular Cavity Opacification, Myocardial Contrast Perfusion, Improving Diagnostic Value, and Knobology.

Each lecture offers 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ .The full lecture series bundle offers 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Authors: Jonathan R. Lindner, MD, FASE, Sharon L. Mulvagh, MD, FASE, FRCP(C), Joan J. Olson, BS, RDCS, RVT, FASE, Thomas R. Porter, MD, FASE, G. Monet Strachan, ACS, RDCS, FASE, Kevin Wei, MD, FASE

Release Date: April 30, 2016

CME End Date: April 30, 2019

CME Credit: 6.0 Credits, 6.0 ABIM MOC Points

Speaker Disclosures: Authors - None; Peer Reviewers- None

Commercial Support: None

Standard: Free

Sessions

Policy and Procedures for Successful Implementation of Contrast in the Echo Lab


Credits: None available.

Release Date: April 30, 2016

CME End Date: April 30, 2019

CME Credit: 1.0

Speaker Disclosures: Authors - None; Peer Reviewers- None

Commercial Support: None

Speaker(s):
  • Joan J. Olson, BS, RDCS, RVT, FASE, Lead Cardiac Sonographer, The Nebraska Medical Center
Standard: Free

The Impact of Contrast for Ventricular Cavity Opacification


Credits: None available.

Release Date: April 30, 2016

CME End Date: April 30, 2019

CME Credit: 1.0

Speaker Disclosures: Authors - None; Peer Reviewers- None

Commercial Support: None

Speaker(s):
  • Kevin Wei, MD, FASE, Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
Standard: Free

Contrast Basics: The Bubbles and How We Image Them


Credits: None available.

Release Date: April 30, 2016

CME End Date: April 30, 2019

CME Credit: 1.0

Speaker Disclosures: Authors - None; Peer Reviewers- None

Commercial Support: None

Speaker(s):
Standard: Free

Myocardial Contrast Echo for Perfusion - How and Why?


Credits: None available.

Release Date: April 30, 2016

CME End Date: April 30, 2019

CME Credit: 1.0

Speaker Disclosures: Authors - None; Peer Reviewers- None

Commercial Support: None

Speaker(s):
  • Thomas R. Porter, MD, FASE, Professor of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Standard: Free

Knobology - What You Need to Know to Make the Best Pictures


Credits: None available.

Release Date: April 30, 2016

CME End Date: April 30, 2019

CME Credit: 1.0

Speaker Disclosures: Authors - None; Peer Reviewers- None

Commercial Support: None

Speaker(s):
Standard: Free

Contrast Beyond Endocardial Border Definition - Improving Our Diagnostic Value


Credits: None available.

Release Date: April 30, 2016

CME End Date: April 30, 2019

CME Credit: 1.0

Speaker Disclosures: Authors - None; Peer Reviewers- None

Commercial Support: None

Speaker(s):
  • Sharon L. Mulvagh, MD, FASE, FRCP(C), Professor, Division of Cardiology, Nova Scotia Health Authority
Standard: Free