EUS Guided Tissue Sampling Techniques: Cytology and Biopsy (DV040)

Type: EUS


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.

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)

Price: Member: $65 / Non-Member: $105

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