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
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Contrast Beyond Endocardial Border Definition - Improving our Diagnostic Value
Release date: April 2016 Valid through: April 2019
With dramatic advances in echocardiographic technology, cardiovascular ultrasound can now be integrated into practice, and into the clinical decision-making process, in a variety of new manners. Where traditionally other procedures may have been predominately used in the diagnosis and management of heart-related complications, echo can now be integrated in a wide-range of diagnosis, surgical monitoring and follow-up, and guidance of less invasive procedures. However, to ensure successful patient outcomes, clinicians must have an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of both established and emerging technologies, as well as available treatment options, so they can make informed decision in the daily management of patients.
ASE's Education Committee, who among other charges is tasked with recommending and determining educational needs and practice gaps, appropriateness of educational formats, making recommendations for new courses, etc., consistently identifies a need for continued contrast education within ASE's educational curriculum. This identification of need is consistent across the Society's educational bodies, as the ASE Guidelines and Standards Committee has also completed and released a document, Guidelines for the Cardiac Sonographer in the Performance of Contrast Echocardiography.
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 be find this lecture to be of interest.
The American Society of Echocardiography is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Echocardiography designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ARDMS, CCI and Sonography Canada recognize ASE's certificates and have agreed to honor the credit hours toward their registry requirements for sonographers.
The American Society of Echocardiography is committed to ensuring that its educational mission and all sponsored educational programs are not influenced by the special interests of any corporation or individual, and its mandate is to retain only those authors whose financial interests can be effectively resolved to maintain the goals and educational integrity of the activity. While a monetary or professional affiliation with a corporation does not necessarily influence an author's presentation, the Essential Areas and policies of the ACCME require that any relationships that could possibly conflict with the educational value of the activity be resolved prior to publication and disclosed to the audience. Disclosures of faculty and commercial support relationships, if any, have been indicated.
Dr. Mulvagh has reported the following disclosures in relation to this webcast: Bracco (Consultant/ Advisor); Lantheus (Research Grant Support, including PI); Astellas (Research grant Support, including PI); GE Healthcare (Research Grant Support, including PI). ASE implemented mechanisms to resolve all conflicts of interest prior to the planning and implementation of this activity.
The ASE staff and ACCME/CME Committee members who were involved in the planning and implementation of this activity have no actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to his activity: Georgeanne Lammertin, MBA, RCS, RDCS, FASE, Praveen Mehrotra, MD, FASE, Renee Palmer, Ronna Yates, M.Ed
Unrestricted educational grant was received from GE Healthcare
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