CME Credit Information

Number of Credits: 1 CME Credit

Credit Type:


Course Objectives

Volumetric imaging of the fetal heart can be accomplished with a variety of commercially available ultrasonographic equipment. The modality is increasingly used in clinical practice, either to help solve difficult cases or to gain a different perspective on anomalies seen by conventional two-dimensional ultrasonography (2DUS). The objectives of this CME activity are:

  • To review commonly used terminology for volumetric imaging of the fetal heart;
  • To gain an understanding of currently available transducer technologies;
  • To provide the reader with a practical approach to scanning the fetal heart using volumetric imaging;
  • To review common pitfalls involved in volume dataset acquisition;
  • To review methods commonly used to display volumetric images of the fetal heart;
  • To provide examples of common cardiac anomalies as depicted by volumetric imaging; and
  • To review studies which emphasize the applicability of this technology to clinical practice, its potential role in telemedicine, and the published data on the accuracy of volumetric imaging to diagnose congenital heart disease (CDH).


Luis F. Goncalves, MD

Professor of Radiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Royal Oak, MI and Rochester MI


The Institute for Advanced Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Institute for Advanced Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

These credits are accepted by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board or other credentialing organization.

Target Audience

Physicians, sonographers and others who perform and/or interpret obstetrical ultrasound.

System Requirements

In order to complete this program you must have a computer with a recent browser version.  You must also have the capability to display and print PDF files in order to view and print out your certificate.  (Note: Your CME certificate is stored in your account and is available at any time.)

For any questions or problems concerning this program or for problems related to the printing of the certificate, please contact IAME at 802-824-4433 or

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity during the valid credit period. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test.

Follow these steps to earn CME credit:

  • Read the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures.
  • Study the educational content online or printed out.
  • Take the CME quiz. Choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 70%. We encourage you to complete the Activity Evaluation to provide feedback for future programming.

Your CME credits will be archived in the account you create and can be accessed at any time. 

Estimated Time for Completion: approximately 1 hour
Date of Release: July 30, 2012
Date of Most Recent Review: July 31, 2018
Date of Expiration: July 30, 2021


In compliance with the Essentials and Standards of the ACCME, the author of this CME tutorial is required to disclose any significant financial or other relationships they may have with commercial interests.

Dr. Luis F. Goncalves discloses a relationship with GE Healthcare and with Philips Healthcare as a member of their speakers bureaus.

No one at IAME who had control over the planning or content of this activity has relationships with commercial interests.