Preseminar Agenda

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Principles of Sonography and Doppler Ultrasound

7:30 am–12:00 pm

 Separate registration required.

Earn up to 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (accepted by the ARDMS) or 4.5 ARRT Category A Credits.


This course is presented by Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD, FAIUM, professor and director of the Program for Medical Ultrasound at Wake Forest School of Medicine, past president of the AIUM, and author of Principles and Instruments, now in its ninth edition.

This activity covers the major topics involved in how modern ultrasound imaging and Doppler ultrasound work. It provides an introduction for participants who are new to the field; as well as a review for practicing physicians, sonographers, and other health professionals.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to explain how ultrasound interacts with tissue, how transducers work, how sonographic and Doppler instruments produce displays from echoes; and recognize and manage common artifacts.


7:30 am–12:00 pm


Principles of Sonography, Ultrasound, and Transducers

Instruments: Artifacts


Doppler Principles: Doppler Effect, Color Doppler Instruments        

Spectral Doppler Instruments: Artifacts

Questions and Answers


Nuchal Translucency and Introduction to the Genetic Education Modules (GEM)

1:00 pm–5:00 pm

 Separate registration required.

Earn up to 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (accepted by the ARDMS) or 4.0 ARRT Category A Credits.


Bryann Bromley, MD, FAIUM, Renée Chard, MSc, CGC,  and Jean Lea Spitz, MPH, CAE, RDMS, FAIUM


Course Objectives:


Interpret the evidence related to prenatal screening and diagnostic risk assessment.

Discuss screening paradigms and how cell-free DNA testing impacts current protocols.

Review example cases of first trimester screening and second trimester options.

Review sonograms of first trimester fetal structural anatomy.

Recognize appropriate criteria for nuchal translucency measurements and nasal bone visualization.

Discuss and review pre-test patient education tools: the Genetic Education Modules (GEM).


1:00 pm–5:00 pm


Screening Principles and Options                        

Technical Aspects of First Trimester Screening

Early Anatomic Screening

Follow-up and Confirmatory Testing

Applying Screening Principles

Pretest Education Options

Questions & Answers