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FMF USA Ductus Venosus and Fronto-Maxillary Facial Angle Theory and Practical Internet Course

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:


1) Describe First Trimester Ductus Venosus and Fronto-Maxillary Facial Angle as ultrasound markers in the 1st Trimester.

2) Image and assess the Ductus Venosus and Fronto-Maxillary Facial Angle according to Fetal Medicine Foundation standards during the 11-13 Week ultrasound examination.




For physicians and sonographers who are FMF NT accredited, this is a didactic official Fetal Medicine Foundation USA certificate program in Ductus Venosus (DV) and Fronto-Maxillary Facial Angle (FMFA). This didactic internet course provides the theory component of the Ductus Venosus and Fronto-Maxillary Facial Angle Certificate (step 1). The Practical Certificate follows with submission of DV and FMFA images (step 2) to FMF USA.


Content Format


The entire course is delivered in a video streaming voice-over Powerpoint over the internet (note: compatible with Windows Explorer browser only).


After payment completion, course content is accessible from a link listed under your profile menu: "My Courses". 



Course Credentials


Once successful, you will receive a certificate to acknowledge successful completion of the theoretical component of the “Nasal Bone/Tricuspid Flow Assessment”.

Ultrasonographers/physicians will then be eligible to submit images to Ms. Naomi Greene of FMF USA for step 2 of the Nasal Bone/Tricuspid Flow credentialing program.


This course has been approved by ______ for a total of __ CME credits for sonographers and physicians.


The course contains the following modules:


1) Introduction

Dr. Philip Buchanan, PhD, FACMG


2) Ductus Venosus and Fronto-Maxillary Facial Angle

Dr. Jiri Sonek, MD, RDMS


3) First Trimester Screening - Beyond the Nuchal Translucency...Ductus Venosus and Fronto-Maxilly Facial Angle

Cathy Downing, RT, RDMS, RVT


4) Post course online quiz