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American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD,
CME Credit Hours...94 activities each awarding 1.0 hour.
CME Credits Awarded by....AIUM.
Cost...........JUM tests are free to members; $40 per credit to non-members; Webinars are free to members, $60 for non-members.
Instruction Type...Text-and-Graphics (Ultrasound images). Also, Slide-Audio Lectures.
Target Audience...RAD and all other specialties utilizing ultrasound. 
Educational material last updated...2013.
After registering, log on and navigate to JUM Tests. The Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (JUM) provides 2 or 3 CME self-study tests in every issue. Areas of interest are: Breast, Basic Science, Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Gynecology, Musculoskeletal, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Radiology/General and Vascular. 
Some recent activities are: 
• Is Sonothrombolysis an Effective Stroke Treatment?
• Use of Pelvic Computed Tomography and Sonography in Women of Reproductive Age in the Emergency Department
• Accuracy of 3-Dimensional Sonography for Diagnosis and Classification of Congenital Uterine Anomalies
You will also find 6 webinars in various aspects of ultrasound. Some recent titles are:
• Basic Guidelines for Performing the Obstetrical Ultrasound Exam
• Scanning the Post Thyroidectomy Neck Overview of Thyroid Cancer
• Conducting Ultrasound Research and Getting It Published

Echo University Online
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit Hours...50 hours.
CME Credits Awarded by....Dannemiller Inc.
Cost...Varies from $59 per year for cardiology fellows to $207 for 50 hours for practicing physicians .
Instruction Type...Board Review, Question-and-Answer,
Target Audience...CARDIOLOGY.
Educational material last updated...continuously
Financial support...None
CME Credit Expires...Not Stated.
Echo University Online offers an opportunity to stay up to date on the latest advancements in Echo/Doppler. It provides an extensive digital library of clinical cases along with in-depth discussions. Multimodality correlation with angiography, MRI, and CT is included. 
Echo University Online
should be useful for cardiologists and cardiology fellows preparing for the Echo Board Certification and Re-certification Examination. Yearly enrollment includes periodic updating with additional cases and content. Echo University Online is hosted by Dr Allan Zelinger MD FACC FASE, who directs Advocate Christ Hospital Echo Lab and teaches at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. 

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit Hours...Courses are listed in various groupings and it is not possible to count the number of different activities. Some courses are live; others archived. Probably more than 100 credits.
CME Credits Awarded by...Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute.
Cost.............About $40 per hour.
Instruction type...Text-and-Graphics.
Target audience... RAD.
Educational material last updated...2013.
Financial support....Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute.
Some representative titles include: 
• Adult Echocardiography
• Anesthesiology
• Critical Care Ultrasound
• Emergency Medicine Ultrasound
• Family Medicine/Primary Care
• Fetal Echocardiography

Institute for Advanced Medical Education
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit Hours...1.0 to 3.0 per course (56 courses offering about 65 hours total). 
CME Credits Awarded by....Institute for Advanced Medical Education.
Cost for Credit....$25 for one hour, but as low as $10 per hour if you purchase 8 or more hours.
Instruction Type...Text-and-Graphics, Streaming Video, Slide Images.
Target Audiences...OB-GYN, RAD.
Educational material last updated....2013.
Financial Support...GE Ultrasound.
56 courses in medical imaging. The majority of offerings are in obstetrical ultrasound. Some nice pictures of black-and-white and color Doppler images. Some new courses include: 
• Vascular Laboratory Markers of Cardiovascular Risk
• Principles of OB/GYN Sonography
• Buzzwords in Sonography
• Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Posted by Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit Hours...One course offering 1.75 hours; one free course (0.5).
CME Credits Awarded by.....MedImage World.
Cost ................$35.
Instruction Type....Text-and-Graphics, Streaming Video.
Target Audience....RAD.
Educational material last updated....4/09.
Financial Support...Ultrasound Equipment Manufacturers.
SonoWorld is devoted entirely to diagnostic ultrasound:
Emergency and Urgent Care Ultrasound (1.75 hours; $35); and
Infection Control in Ultrasound: Barrier Protection for Transducers in General and Endocavitary Scanning (0.5 hour; Free).