Have you ever wondered about the variety of cardiac masses that can be imaged using Echocardiography? This lecture will cover many of the cardiac masses seen while scanning the heart. A review of common diagnostic errors, as well as a discussion of proper assessment techniques, will be included. To tie the evening’s information together, a series of case studies highlighting cardiac masses will be analyzed to apply what was learned.(Approved for 1 SDMS CME credit)
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
Review the types and classifications of cardiac masses
Discuss echocardiographic features and key aspects of different cardiac masses
Identify different cardiac masses demonstrated in cases studies
About Our Speaker:
Richard Palma, BS, ACS, RCS, RDCS, FACVP, FSDMS, FASE, has worked in the profession since 1990. He is an Advanced Cardiac Sonographer who currently is the Progam Director and Clinical Coordinator of the Duke University School of Medicine Cardiac Sonography Certificate Program. Richard is the only sonographer to have received three fellowships – one from the American Society of Echocardiography, another from the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and the third from the Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals. He has also been presented with the Distinguished Educator Award from the SDMS for his many years as a dedicated educator. Richard is married with three children and resides in the city of Durham, North Carolina.
This activity has been approved for 1.0 SDMS CME credit.
The CME participant roster will be reported by Ultrasound Solutions Corp. to the SDMS CME Tracker System.