What's New in SESATS 13


SESATS XIII integrates a variety of information types, and requires a continuously active internet connection. As in previous computerized editions, an individual question with its media elements is presented for consideration and an initial answer is chosen. The critique and supplemental information is then presented, and the question must be answered again (correctly) before the exam moves to the next question. When all questions have been answered, a survey questionnaire is required and the user must enter the number of CME hours requested. After all questions and the survey are submitted, the user has access to search and review all question content for review and further study.


SESATS XIII contains 400 new questions. All questions are newly written, and critiques and illustrative material have been expanded. Abstracts for all references are provided, which can be selected, archived, and shared via email. Some questions contain complete imaging studies (eg. CT, echo), and most questions include references with links to PubMed.


A multiscreen tutorial on SESATS XIII and a set of 10 trial/demonstration questions are available free at continuinged.abts.org. Access to the entire examination and CME credit requires a unique username and password. The user’s credentials are recorded and synchronized at each login and progress is accurately maintained across sessions and across devices. Users are prohibited from sharing, distributing, or reproducing SESATS content and materials.

Online Answer Logging

Continuous connection to the internet is required to work through SESATS XIII. Responses and time spent studying are transmitted for each question. Only minimal data loss can occur if a computer or connection problem arises. When the examination is complete, the examinee is prompted to complete a short CME survey. After completion of SESATS XIII and the survey, the option to search and review questions becomes available from the Main Page. The newly designed search allows users to search the complete exam or by question topic using free text input. Another new option is to review the questions sequentially within sections. You can choose to review all questions or only those answered incorrectly the first time. All critique and reference information is available and can be navigated freely. Confirmation and final CME certification documents are provided via email.