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Online Lectures

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Abdominal Aorta: Utility of Doppler Ultrasound in Pre and Post Assessment of the Abdominal Aorta and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Acute Bowel Pathology
Pelvic and Peripheral Vasculature Unveiled: Multidisciplinary Approach
Abdominal Vascular Imaging
Liver Elastography: All You Need to Know
Avoiding Traps in the Evaluation of Liver Vasculature
Interesting Transplant Images
Transplant Imaging
Ultrasound Evaluation of Acute Abdominal and Pelvic Pain
"My Tummy Hurts!" Ultrasound of the Gastrointestinal Tract in Pediatric Patients
Pediatric Breast Ultrasound: What Do We Need to Know?
Vertebral Imaging, Pathologies, and Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound: Direct or Indirect?
The Hemodialysis Access Patient
Pelvic Floor Ultrasound: Practical Applications
Just Images: Missed Cases
Abdominal Jeopardy
Clinical Applications of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound: Case-Based Approach
Just Images: Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound
Liver Ultrasound
Symptom-Based Ultrasound
Doppler Faux Pas and Pitfalls
It's All About Safety

Educational Events

Virtual Point-of-Care Ultrasound Course: Learn, Scan, Collaborate • September 19-20, 2020 • Laurel, MD
Advanced OB-GYN Ultrasound Seminar • February 17-20, 2021 • Lake Buena Vista, FL
AIUM 2021 • April 10-14, 2021 • Orlando, FL
Advanced OB-GYN Ultrasound Seminar • February 16-19, 2022 • Lake Buena Vista, FL
AIUM 2022 • March 12-16, 2022 • San Diego, CA
Advanced OB-GYN Ultrasound Seminar • February 14-17, 2024 • Lake Buena Vista, FL
AIUM 2024 • April 6-10, 2024 • Austin, TX
Advanced OB-GYN Ultrasound Seminar • February 12-15, 2025 • Lake Buena Vista, FL


Ultrasound in Aesthetics
Sonographic Evaluation of the Brachial Plexus and Pathologic Variations
COVID-19: How to Prepare Yourself and Your Ultrasound Equipment During the Pandemic
COVID-19: Vascular Manifestations of Disease
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence in Ultrasound Imaging
Muscle Tears, Contusions and Heterotopic Ossification: Early Detection and Follow-up using MSKUS
Risk Stratification of Thyroid Nodules and Diffuse Thyroid Disorders
Emergency Ultrasound Evaluation of the Male Genitalia
COVID-19: Transducer Cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment
Saving Lives With Ultrasound: How to Improve Antenatal Detection, Risk Stratification, and Placenta Accreta Spectrum Management
Ultrasound Evaluation of Hernias
Ultrasound Imaging of Neonatal Vascular Anomalies
Point-of-Care Intestinal Ultrasound: It's not all AIR!!!
Improving Clinical Outcomes: How to Integrate Ultrasound Into Your Musculoskeletal Shoulder Examination
Imaging of the Pediatric Thyroid - Practical Tips and Newer Technologies
Understanding Occupational Musculoskeletal Injuries in Ultrasound Providers and Sonographers
A 3-Year Course: Implementation of POCUS Training Within Internal Medicine Residency Programs
Sideline Ultrasound
Ultrasound-Guided Dry Needling
Pediatric Emergency POCUS - Targeting Intussusception
Pediatric Emergency POCUS - Targeting Appendicitis
PEARLS - A Physical Exam with Pocket Sized Ultrasound for Routine Use
How to Perform and Interpret Peripheral Arterial Doppler Examinations

Video Programs for CME

Adult Urologic Imaging
Advancements in Liver Ultrasound Including Elastography, CEUS, and LI-RADS
AIUM Practice Parameter for the Performance of Ultrasound Examinations of the Head and Neck: Step-by-Step Video Tutorial for Performing Individual Examinations
Clinical Applications of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in Liver Disease
Evaluation of Pelvic Pain: Can Ultrasound Do It All?
Introduction to Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound
Male Reproductive Imaging
Medicolegal Issues in Obstetric Ultrasound
More Than a Gut Reaction: Point-of-Care Gastrointestinal Ultrasound
Point-of-Care Ultrasound Assessment of Acute Bowel Pathology
Ultrasound Evaluation of the Abdominal Wall and Associated Structures

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