Ultrasound is the preferred imaging modality for the assessment of the anatomy of the female pelvis and enables evaluation of all stages of pregnancy and detection of a variety of pathologic conditions. The Second & Third Trimester Pregnancy Advanced Clinical Ultrasound Module Part 1 concentrates on evaluating basic fetal anatomy, pregnancy dating, and cervical length determination. The focus is on transabdominal scanning, but the transvaginal approach is also discussed for certain indications, such as determining cervical length, assessing fetal anatomy, and evaluating for placental abnormalities. The four fetal biometric measurements required for dating and for estimating fetal weight are discussed in detail. This module also explores the use of color-flow and pulsed-wave Doppler in assessment of fetal cardiac anatomy and certain fetal malformations.
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 5 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 5 hours of ACEP Category I credit.