Ultrasound Artifacts 1: Reflection and Extraneous Beams
Authors: Robert H. Thiele, MD
Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes
Publication Date: March 8, 2018
Expiration date: March 7, 2024
Ultrasound artifacts, which are becoming increasingly rare as technology improves, can still lead to critical errors in interpretation if they are not recognized and dealt with appropriately. A proper understanding of how they are created allows the echocardiographer to recognize, and work around these potentially hazardous pitfalls. This course focuses on reflection and extraneous beams.
(NOTE: This material is best understood after completing The Physics of Ultrasound series first.)
Please note this course includes a Reference section. For accurate completion status, you MUST review the reference section.
Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.
Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again, if a question is answered incorrectly.The course will open in a new tab – to exit the course, simply close the tab.