CME Credit Information

Number of Credits: 3 CME Credits

Credit Type:


Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe effects of ultrasound in living tissues
  • Define parameters allowing risk assessment
  • Enumerate findings in animals and humans, as described in the literature
  • List ways to minimize fetal exposure


Jacques S. Abramowicz, MD, FACOG, FAIUM
Chair, Illinois Section of ACOG
Frances T. and Lester B. Knight Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Co-Director, Rush Fetal and Neonatal Medicine Center
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL


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 3 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 ultrasound.

System Requirements

In order to complete this program you must have a computer with a recent version of Internet Explorer or Netscape, and a printer, which is configured to print from the browser.

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 of Tutorial: approximately 3 hours
Date of Release: October 12, 2012
Date of Most Recent Review:  November 5, 2018
Expiration Date: November 5, 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. Jacques S. Abramowicz discloses a relationship with Philips Healthcare as a consultant (unpaid).

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