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Robert H. Thiele, MD
This individual reports no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes
Publication Date: March 8, 2018
Expiration date: March 7, 2021

Description:

Ultrasound artifacts, which are becoming increasingly rare as technology improves, can still lead to critical errors in interpretation if they are not recognized and dealt with appropriately. A proper understanding of how they are created allows the echocardiographer to recognize and work around these potentially hazardous pitfalls. This course focuses on reverberation artifacts. (NOTE: This material is best understood after completing The Physics of Ultrasound series first.)

Please note this course includes a Reference section. For accurate completion status, you MUST review the reference section.

You will learn:

  • Acoustic shadowing
  • Enhancement
  • Reverberation artifacts
  • “Ring down” artifacts

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly.The course will open in a new tab - to exit the course, simply close that tab.

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