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EUS Guided Tissue Sampling Techniques: Cytology and Biopsy (DV040)
Released: November 2010
Viewing Time:  36 minutes
Description

This CME activity consists of the ASGE video, EUS Guided Tissue Sampling Techniques: Cytology and Biopsy, followed by a post-assessment and evaluation.

This video discusses the use of endoscopic ultrasound to obtain fine needle aspiration samples for cytology and trucut biopsy for histology. Indications, contraindications and complications of each procedure are reviewed, as well as the methods employed in handling each specimen type.

See a preview of this video content here.

Target Audience

Practicing gastrointestinal endoscopists, gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellow and trainees, medical residents, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

As a result of completing this activity, physicians will be able to:
• Determine when to perform EUS-guided fine needle aspiration.
• Determine when to perform EUS-guided trucut biopsy.
• Identify the proper methods of specimen handling for EUS-guided fine needle aspiration and trucut biopsy.

Video Release Date:   May 1, 2008
Online CME Release Date:   May 1, 2011
Most Recent CME Review Date: January 31, 2017
CME Expiration Date:   January 31, 2020

Expected Time of Activity Completion: 36 Minutes (0.50 CME Credit)

Hardware/Software Requirements

Windows Requirements: Operating system: Windows 7+
Browser: Internet Explorer 8+, Firefox 10+, Google Chrome 10+
Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection
Flash: Adobe® Flash® Player 12+

Macintosh Requirements:
Operating system: Mac OS X 10.6.8+
Browser: Mozilla Firefox 10+, Safari 5+, Google Chrome 10+
Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection
Flash: Adobe® Flash® Player 12+

Instructions

This CME activity consists of an ASGE video, followed by a post-assessment.  All materials required to complete the activity, including the video, are contained within the activity.

To complete this activity,
1. View the video.
2. Complete the Post –assessment by selecting the single best answer for each multiple choice question. You will be able to change your answer at any time until you click on the finish button. Multiple attempts are given and each question must be answered correctly before proceeding to the next question. Persons scoring 100% pass the test and can print a CME certificate. Exams can be saved to access at a later date.
3. Complete the Evaluation.

You may complete the activity in one sitting, or you may save your work in progress and complete it at a later date. However, to earn CME credits, you must complete the activity prior to the CME expiration date. 

In order to claim credit, you must complete the Post-assessment and Evaluation. Completed CME will be tracked in your account and you can print a record of this CME activity at any time. 

Contact Info

For technical difficulties, please contact ASGE between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm Central Time at 1-866-353-ASGE (2743). For questions related to content or CME credits, please email education@asge.org.

Summary
Availability: Retired
Cost: Member: $13.00
Non-Member: $18.00
Credit Offered: No Credit Offered
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