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Ultrasound Assessment of the Placenta, Cord, and Membranes
Speaker: Eric Blackwell, MD

Department: Obstetrics and GynecologyRoom: 1C 125A
Directly Provided: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Campus: Lubbock

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Upon the completion of this activity the participant should be able to:
  • Recognize and discuss the ultrasound appearance of the normal umbilical cord as well as cord abnormalities such as single umbilical artery, cord cysts, & lack of normal coiling of the cord.
  • Describe the process by which the placenta and membranes are formed in pregnancy.
  • Recognize the ultasound appearance of placenta previa and avoid some of the pitfalls in determining whether placenta previa is actually present
  • (such as lower uterine contractions of a distended maternal urinary bladder).
  • Analyze the role of ultrasound in the diagnosis of placenta creta (including accreta, increta, and percreta)
  • and relate the complementary roles of ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of these conditions.
Accreditation: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.