Clinical Value of CEUS in Daily Cardiology Practice: I Cannot Do an Echo Without Contrast! – CME

Clinical Value of CEUS in Daily Cardiology Practice: I Cannot Do an Echo Without Contrast! - CME

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Please Note: This program has been approved for Physician CME Credit

Program Description / Statement of Need:

This webinar addresses several needs and brings together experts of imaging with ultrasound-enhanced agents (UEAs). new recommendations by the QUIBA Committee for the evaluation of bowel and liver masses using contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). The focus is on the application of CEUS physics for quantification and the potential future developments in this field.

Target Audience:

The content of this webinar is intended for physicians, nurses, sonographers, and other healthcare professionals involved in ultrasound.

Accreditation and CME Credit Statements:

This CME activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through Northwest Imaging Forums, Inc. (NWIF). NWIF is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. NWIF designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses may claim credit for activities submitted for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ in most states, for up to 50% of the nursing requirement for recertification. This activity is designated for up to 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures:

As an accredited provider of continuing medical education, it is the policy of Northwest Imaging Forums, Inc. (NWIF) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its activities. In accordance with this policy, faculty and planners must disclose any financial relationships with commercial interests germane to program content. Additionally, in the event a conflict of interest (COI) does exist, it is the policy of NWIF to ensure that the COI is resolved in order to ensure the integrity of the CME activity. The planner has nothing to disclose.

Objectives

1. Review the new CEUS protocols and recommendations of the International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) - 2022
2. Discuss clinical implementation of the ICUS protocols and recommendations
3. Review and compare the 2017 contrast echo guidelines of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EAC), and the 2014 and 2018 guidelines for UEA best practices of the American Society of Echocardiography.

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