Teaching Tools

OB-GYN Ultrasound Lecture Series

The OB-GYN Ultrasound Lecture Series is a free resource designed to improve the training of OB-GYN ultrasound residents.

This resource consists of 32 lectures, presented by OB-GYN ultrasound experts, that provide residents with a strong foundation in the performance and interpretation of OB-GYN ultrasound examinations.

This work builds on and complements 2 published articles addressing resident education: Proceedings: Beyond Ultrasound First Forum on Improving the Quality of Ultrasound Imaging in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Obstetric and Gynecologic Ultrasound Curriculum and Competency Assessment in Residency Training Programs: Consensus Report.

The AIUM is making this resource available for free through support from the Endowment for Education and Research. Viewers will be able to watch the lectures, download the slides, and take a self-assessment to gauge their learning. Here is a sample of the topics covered:

  • Safety

  • Adnexal Masses

  • Uterine Bleeding

  • AIUM’s Practice Parameters for the Performance of Obstetric Ultrasound Examinations

  • First Trimester Evaluation

  • Fetal Growth Assessment

  • Pelvic Pain Evaluation

  • Twin Gestation

The lectures provide practical clinical information and are filled with images that illustrate all aspects of a basic ultrasound examination. Representative examples of pathology are included to assist students and viewers with understanding and identifying those abnormalities.

The AIUM collaborated with the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOOG), the American College of Radiology (ACR), the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG), the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), and the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) in creating this resource.

Breast Elastography in Routine Clinical Practice

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is proud to provide the following educational opportunity—Breast Elastography in Routine Clinical Practice by Dr. Richard Barr, Professor of Radiology, Northeastern Ohio Medical University, Youngstown, Ohio. This educational program was developed, in part, by a grant from the Breast Ultrasound Foundation of the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. This program presents the principles of elasticity imaging and reviews the use of both Strain and Shear Wave Imaging in detection and characterization of breast lesions in routine clinical practice. Using images and cineclips, Dr. Barr describes step by step how to perform elastography, and he provides tips on how to optimize breast elastograms. An interactive quiz at the conclusion of the presentation allows viewers to test their knowledge.

View the program, Breast Elastography in Routine Clinical Practice

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

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is proud to provide the following educational opportunity—Breast Density: Implications, Controversies, and the Role of Ultrasound by Abid Irshad, MD, of the Medical University of South Carolina, and by Jean M. Weigert, MD, Director of Women's Imaging, Mandell and Blau MD's PC. This educational program was developed, in part, by a grant from the Breast Ultrasound Foundation of the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). In this presentation, Drs. Irshad and Weigert examine the challenges associated with assessing breast density, and they review evidence and discuss controversies surrounding breast density legislation.

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

Compatible browsers: Internet Explorer 9 (PC), Safari 6 (Mac), Firefox 15 (PC & Mac), Safari iOS6 (iPad)

Breast Imaging: Where Are We Going?

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is proud to provide the following educational opportunity—Breast Imaging: Where Are We Going? by Gary Whitman, MD, of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. This educational program was developed, in part, by a grant from the Breast Ultrasound Foundation of the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

This program illuminates the interconnectedness and roles of sonography, mammography and magnetic resonance imaging in clinical breast imaging.

View the program, Breast Imaging: Where Are We Going?

Compatible browsers: Internet Explorer 9 (PC), Safari 6 (Mac), Firefox 15 (PC & Mac), Safari iOS6 (iPad)