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Fetal Echocardiography

Fetal Echocardiography
Course Code - 033

Fetal Echocardiography is a four module course aimed at candidates preparing for the Registry Fetal Echocardiography examination or practicing fetal echocardiographers who wish to review this specialty and earn 30 educational credits or units.

This course has been evaluated by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) and is approved for 30 CME/CEU/CPD credits.

This course covers ALL ITEMS ON THE FETAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY REGISTRY EXAM CONTENT OUTLINE. This includes cardiac embryology, normal fetal anatomy and circulation, hemodynamics, scanning views and techniques, and description, incidence and echocardiographic appearance of both congenital and acquired cardiac pathology.

Also included in the course are hundreds of questions similar to those on the Registry examination. The course also includes a selection of video cases of normal and abnormal fetal echocardiograms.

Each module is completed by answering questions which may be completed online, emailed or mailed. Descriptive answers are provided by the instructor.

Students may take an OPTIONAL closed book examination at the end of the course. This allows the student to assess their level of knowledge and to discover any areas of study that may require more attention prior to the Registry examination.

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Module 1:

  • Introduction
  • Indications for fetal echocardiographic examination
  • Timing of the fetal echocardiographic examination
  • Scanning techniques:¬†standard views, m-mode evaluation , Doppler evaluation

Module 2:

  • Normal anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Hemodynamics
  • Embryology

Module 3:

  • Cardiac pathology including incidence, description and echocardiographic findings

Module 4:

  • Cardiac pathology continued
  • Fetal dysrhythmias
  • Acquired pathology




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