Hot Tip – Transitioning From the Parasternal to Apical Window

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Hot Tip – Transitioning From the Parasternal to Apical Window

Hot Tip – Transitioning From the Parasternal to Apical Window: Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute instructor Dennis Atherton, RDCS, RCS, RRT, FASE, demonstrates how to transition from the parasternal cardiac window to the apical window using your parasternal image to guide you. Learn how perform Transitioning From the Parasternal to Apical Window as well as many other tips and tricks in the Introduction to Adult Echocardiography course (July 17-21, 2017)Introduction to Adult Echocardiography course (July 17-21, 2017) is designed to provide a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret adult cardiac ultrasound examinations. The Introduction to Adult Echocardiography course is taught by leading echocardiography experts, and includes comprehensive lectures, interactive case studies using an audience response system, and extensive hands on scanning featuring a 3:1 hands-on ratio using live models for the most hands on scan time.

  • The Most Comprehensive Adult Echo Course Available
  • Increase Diagnostic Skills & Scanning Proficiency
  • 271 Cases Covering Common Pathologies
  • 3:1 Participant/Instructor Ratio for Maximum Hands on Scanning
  • Ability to Scan Live Models with Normal Anatomy & Pathologies
  • Human Heart Cadaver Lab to Visualize Disease


  • Imaging Fundamentals
  • Anatomy of the Heart and EKG
  • 2D Evaluation of Cardiac Anatomy: Parasternal, Apical, Subcostal, and Suprasternal Windows
  • 2D Measurements and Normal Values
  • Doppler Fundamentals
  • Color Doppler: Evaluation sites & normal flow patterns
  • Pulsed & Continuous Wave Doppler
  • Mitral & Aortic Valves
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Gross Anatomy Workshop
  • Doppler Evaluation of MVD and AVD
  • Right Heart Disease
  • Coronary Heart Dieases
  • Diastolic Function/Contrast Echocardiography
  • Pericardial Disease & Cardiac Masses
  • Live Scanning Demonstrations


  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Echocardiography examinations.
  2. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images (sonographer) and recognize potential imaging errors (Physician).
  3. Demonstrate routine scan protocols to evaluate an adult patient using 2D/M-Mode/Color Flow & Doppler echocardiographic techniques.
  4. Perform standard 2D, m-mode and Doppler measurements
  5. Identify normal/abnormal characteristics of 2D cardiac anatomy.
  6. State the role of cardiac Doppler and list the necessary qualitative/quantitative measurements.
  7. Identify the ultrasound findings associated with valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, ischemic heart disease, pericardial disease and cardiac masses.
  8. List the latest imaging techniques in quantification of right and left ventricle wall motion. Document findings and apply standardized guidelines during compilation of an Echocardiography worksheet (sonographer) and dictated report (Physician).
  9. List the steps necessary for system optimization during contrast echo imaging.
  10. Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, techniques & interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.


40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Approved for 40 MOC point(s)
37.75 hour(s) of ACEP Category 1 Credit
34.25  ASRT Category A Credit(s)

Registration is quick, affordable and easy for the Introduction to Adult Echocardiography Course. This course is available as a live, blended, and online course

Click or Call to learn more about the Introduction to Adult Echocardiography Course | 727.363.4500


Christie Hill Jordan, BS, RDCS, RCS, RCIS, FASE
Manager, Echo Lab
North Florida Heart Cardiovascular Physicians
Gainesville, FL
Diane Debich-Spicer, PA (ASCP)
University of Florida,
Department of Pediatric Cardiology,
Pathologists’ Assistant, Research Assistant,
Gainesville, FL
Richie Palma, BS, RDCS, RCS, FASE, FSDMS
Program Director and Clinical Coordinator
Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute
St Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, CT
Board of Directors for
Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)
Daniel Bourque MS, RCS, FASE
Orlando Regional Medical
Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
President, Program Director
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Pete Beach, FL

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