Microbubbles In Practice: Safety, Efficacy, and the Use of Ultrasound Enhancing Agents in the Clinic – CME

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There is a need to provide high quality and timely, clinically relevant cardiovascular education. In an effort to provide an overview of UEAs and the types of UEA available in the United States; we will review the historical safety data on UEAs. Discuss current approaches toward adverse reactions. Evaluate indications for UEA use and evidence base for efficacy in practice. This will provide Physicians and Sonographers with current information and data to make informed decisions in their clinical settings.

  • Review the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of UEAs in the ED and ICU
  • Understand the best practices for use of UEAs in echocardiography laboratories and the role of decision aides
  • Review billing/coding for UEA use in echocardiography

This program has been designed for physicians with an interest in cardiac imaging (including, but not limited to, cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiac, and vascular surgeons), and other healthcare professionals involved in echocardiography.

This CME activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Northwest Imaging Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. NWIF designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Valid from 06/19/2020 – 06/19/2021

Faculty and Planner Disclosures:

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/CE activity. The planner has nothing to disclose.

Jordan Strom, MD, MSc, FACC, FASE

  • Philips Healthcare – Consultant
  • Edwards Lifesciences – Grant Funding

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Supported by an Educational Grant from Bracco Diagnostics Inc.
We are grateful to our faculty for their expertise and are privileged to work with them.