General and Abdominal Ultrasound

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Online Lectures

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Elastographic Imaging Application and Uses: Part 1
Evaluation and Follow-up of the Chronic Kidney Disease Patient With a Renal Mass
How to Approach the Transplant Recipient
How to Be an Effective Manuscript Reviewer for the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Just Images: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
Pediatric Oncologic Ultrasound: Liver, Renal, and Retroperitoneal Tumors
Point-of-Care Ultrasound Assessment of Acute Bowel Pathology
Should You Change Your Current Practice of Hepatic Sonography?
The Fetal Abdomen: Beyond the Basics
Ultrasound Evaluation of the Abdominal Wall and Associated Structures
Ultrasound of the Patient With a Thyroid Nodule: Basic Anatomy and Preoperative and Postoperative Evaluation
Unknown Film Panel: General/Abdominal
Advanced Liver and Renal Doppler Ultrasound:
Best Teaching Cases I Have Seen
High-Frequency Ultrasound Imaging: Dermatologic Applications
Peripheral Arterial Imaging: How Doppler Ultrasound and Noninvasive Testing Impact Patient Care
Quantitative Ultrasound
Ultrasound of the Thyroid: Guidelines and Controversies in the Management of Incidental Thyroid Nodules
Vascular Emergencies: Diagnostic Imaging & Interventions
Abdominal and Pelvic Pain in the Emergency Room Patient
Breast Ultrasound
Missed Cases: General and Abdominal
Transplant Imaging
Ultrasound of the Head and Neck
Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Carotid Disease
Abdominal Doppler Ultrasound
Breast Ultrasound and Biopsy Techniques
Clinical Applications of Quantitative Ultrasonography
Complications of Vascular Interventions
Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound: Applications in the Liver and Abdominal Transplants
Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound: Nonhepatic Applications
Correlation of Computed Tomographic Angiography, Magnetic Resonance Angiography, and Ultrasound
Diagnosing and Treating Venous Disease
Distinguishing Between Suspicious and Nonsuspicious Adnexal Masses Combining Ultrasound, Computed Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Emergency Department Presentations of Acute Scrotal and Pelvic Pain
Evaluation of Fetal Cardiac Function: Live Demonstration
Hepatobiliary Imaging
Interesting Cases in Interventional and Intraoperative Ultrasound
Interesting Cases in the Pediatric Neck
Just Images: Pediatric Masses
Legal Issues for the Sonographer: Are You Vulnerable?
Liver Doppler Evaluation
New Techniques in Biopsy Combined With New Materials
Newborn Neurosonography in the Acute Care Setting
Portable Ultrasound: Technology in Point-of-Care Ultrasound
Quantitative Ultrasound: What We Can Measure
Should Cardiac Measurements Be Obtained Routinely When Evaluating the Fetal Heart?
Sonography of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Lesions
Sonography of Perinatal Malformations of the Neonatal Abdomen
Sonography of the Neonatal Abdomen
Stretching the Protocol
Teach the Teachers - Part 1
Teach the Teachers - Part 2
Technical Faux Pas
Thyroid Imaging
Transplant Imaging
Ultrasound Bioeffects for the Practitioner: This Could Happen to You
Ultrasound Image-Guided Therapy
Unknown Cases
Update on Fetal and Neonatal Neurosonography

Educational Events

2018 AIUM Annual Convention • March 24-28, 2018 • New York, NY


AIUM Webinar: Penile Duplex Doppler Ultrasonography
AIUM Webinar: Pediatric Emergency POCUS - Targeting Intussusception and Appendicitis
AIUM/ACP Webinar: PEARLS - A Physical Exam with Pocket Sized Ultrasound for Routine Use
AIUM Webinar: How to Perform and Interpret Peripheral Arterial Doppler Examinations
AIUM Webinar: ATTENTION: ALARA is Important - An Update on the Bioeffects of Ultrasound
AIUM Webinar: Pediatric Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
AIUM/AMSSM Webinar: Sports Ultrasound: Sonographic Evaluation of the Posterior Thigh
AIUM/ACP/SUSME Webinar: Ultrasound to Manage Acute Dyspnea at the Bedside
AIUM Webinar: Ultrasound-Based Complete Evaluation of the Infertile Patient in a Single Visit
AIUM Webinar: Ultrasound Assessment of Native Renal Vessels
AIUM Webinar: Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks: Targeted Pain Control for Lower Extremity Injuries in the Emergency Department
AIUM/ACP/SUSME Webinar: Basic Abdominal POCUS for the General Internist
AIUM Webinar: Point of Care Ultrasound: Ocular Applications
AIUM / SDMS Webinar: GI Sonography in the Pediatric Patient
AIUM Webinar: Practical Approach to the Sonographic Evaluation of Adnexal Cysts
AIUM Webinar: Accreditation Made Simple
AIUM/ACP/SUSME Webinar: Primary Care Office-Based Ultrasound

Video Programs for CME

AIUM Practice Parameter for the Performance of a Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound Examination: Step-by-step Video Tutorial
AIUM Practice Parameter for the Performance of Ultrasound Examination in the Practice of Urology: Step-by-Step Video Tutorial for Performing Individual Examinations
AIUM Practice Parameter for the Performance of Ultrasound Examinations of the Head and Neck: Step-by-Step Video Tutorial for Performing Individual Examinations
AIUM Practice Parameter for Ultrasound Examination of the Neonatal Head, Spine, and Hip: Step-by-step Video Tutorial for Performing Individual Examinations
Clinical Applications of Ultrasound Contrast: Part 1 and 2
Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in Pediatrics
Elastography: Just Cases
Hand and Wrist Ultrasound
Knee Ultrasound: Therapeutics and Pathology
MSK Ultrasound of the Hip and Pelvis
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound of Sports Injuries and Hernias
Principles of Sonography and Doppler Ultrasound
Shoulder Ultrasound: Pathology and Therapeutics
Thyroid and Parathyroid Neck Imaging
Ultrasound After 5 PM
Ultrasound Examination of the Abdomen and/or Retroperitoneum: Step-by-step Video Tutorial for Performing Individual Examinations
Ultrasound of the Ankle and Foot
Ultrasound of the Elbow
Ultrasound-Guided Evaluation and Intervention in the Thyroid and Neck Lectures

Educational Programs

Breast Elastography in Routine Clinical Practice

Breast Density: Implications, Controversies, and the Role of Ultrasound

Breast Imaging: Where Are We Going?

Journal CME Self-Study Tests

AIUM members may submit their tests online for free; nonmembers are charged a fee.

View all tests and corresponding articles.

Journal Articles

Abdominal Ultrasound


AIUM Consensus Report on Potential Bioeffects of Diagnostic Ultrasound

How to Interpret the Ultrasound Output Display Standard for Higher Acoustic Output Diagnostic Ultrasound Devices: Version 2

Medical Ultrasound Safety, Third Edition

Recommended Ultrasound Terminology, Third Edition

Routine Quality Assurance for Diagnostic Ultrasound Equipment


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