Ultrasound is the preferred imaging modality for the assessment of the anatomy of the female pelvis and, in particular, the uterus and the ovaries. Ultrasound enables evaluation of all stages of pregnancy and detection of a variety of pathologic conditions. The First-Trimester Pregnancy Advanced Clinical Ultrasound Module provides a brief overview of relevant pelvic anatomy and normal embryologic development. Both transvaginal and transabdominal ultrasound scanning techniques are reviewed. The sonographic evaluation and monitoring of normal embryologic development, including multiple pregnancies, and pathologic conditions that arise in the first trimester of pregnancy are discussed in-depth. The module also presents a variety of imaging tips and pitfalls and concludes with a summary of salient teaching points.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians, and SonoSim, Inc. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 6 hours of ACEP Category I credit.