Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Courses

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Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Courses

Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Courses are designed to provide a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret carotid and peripheral vascular ultrasound examinations. Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Course are taught by leading vascular specialists and includes lectures, interactive case studies, and extensive hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 hands-on ratio using live models.

Location: St. Petersburg, FL 

  • The Most Comprehensive Vascular Ultrasound Course
  • 3:1 Participant/Instructor Ratio for Maximum Hands on Scanning
  • Interactive Case Presentations with an Audience Response System
  • Immediately Implement Skills Learned into Clinical Practice
  • Increase Diagnostic Skills and Scanning Proficiency
  • Lecture & Instruction by Leading Vascular Ultrasound Experts

Carotid Topics

  • Doppler & Color Fundamentals
  • Carotid Anatomy & Physiology
  • Normal Spectral Analysis
  • Carotid Scan Protocol
  • Disease Progression & Stenosis Assessment
  • Carotid Imaging Pitfalls
  • Interactive Case Studies
  • Evaluation & Measurement of Intima-Media Thickness
  • Carotid Abnormalities
  • How to Structure a Report

Peripheral Vascular Topics:

  • Venous Anatomy, Scan Techniques & Normal Characteristics
  • Duplex / Color Evaluation of LE, UE DVT
  • Evaluation of Venous Insufficiency
  • Duplex / Color Evaluation for Venous Ablation Procedures
  • Types of Vein Ablation Procedures
  • Pre-Procedure Mapping
  • Post-procedure Mapping
  • LE Arterial Anatomy & Physiology
  • Clinical Exam & Indirect Testing
  • Direct Testing & Duplex Scanning
  • Live Demo: Arterial Duplex of Lower Arterial Disease

Carotid Objectives:

  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging ultrasound examinations.
  2. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the cerebrovascular system into the Carotid Duplex examination.
  3. Cite Doppler/color physics principles and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls or (physicians) utilize this information for identifying technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis.
  4. Perform routine scan protocols and Doppler calculations in a complete carotid duplex/color examination.
  5. Differentiate normal/abnormal spectral Doppler/color characteristics.
  6. List methods for obtaining quantitative information and state the diagnostic relevance of each measurement.
  7. Characterize plaque morphology and other pathology associated with cerebral vascular disease.
  8. Perform Intima-Media Thickness measurements and state the clinical significance as a screening method for cardiovascular disease.
  9. Integrate the information to include and prepare a structured report for a carotid ultrasound examination.
  10. Apply diagnostic criteria for accurate interpretation of carotid duplex/color flow examinations

Peripheral Vascular Objectives:

  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret upper and lower Peripheral Vascular ultrasound examinations.
  2. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the upper and lower extremity venous and arterial systems into the venous and arterial duplex and physiologic testing examinations.
  3. Cite Doppler/color physics and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls or (physicians) utilize this information for recognizing technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis.
  4. Perform routine scan protocols, and document Doppler waveforms for lower extremity arterial and venous evaluations of the upper and lower extremity.
  5. Differentiate normal/abnormal imaging, spectral Doppler and color characteristics for identifying arterial and venous disease.
  6. State the indications and applications of indirect testing methods for lower arterial disease.
  7. Demonstrate vein mapping techniques to identify suitability as a potential arterial bypass graft.
  8. Perform routine scan protocols and document Doppler waveforms for venous evaluation of the lower extremities, including pre and post vein ablation evaluation.
  9. State the role of ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of venous insufficiency.
  10. Perform evaluation for venous insufficiency and patency of perforators for vein therapy treatment

Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Courses Faculty:

William B. Schroedter, BS, RVT, FSVU
Vice President
Quality Vascular Imaging, Inc.
Venice, FL
Phillip J Bendick, PhD, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU
Vascular Consultant,
Vass, NC
Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT
Program Coordinator
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Tampa, FL
Rob Daigle, BA, RVT, FSVU, FSDMS
Ultrasound Consultant, Littleton, CO
Commercial Relationships to disclose:
President & Owner- Summer Publishing
Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
President, Program Director
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Pete Beach, FL
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Vascular Ultrasound Courses (May 8-12)

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(May 8th-12th) The Introduction to Carotid and Duplex/Color Flow Imaging and Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound hands-on course is designed to provide a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret carotid and peripheral vascular ultrasound examinations. The peripheral nerve and carotid ultrasound hands-on course is taught by leading vascular specialists and includes lectures, interactive case studies, and extensive hands- on scanning, featuring a 3:1 hands-on ratio using live models.

The Most Comprehensive Vascular Ultrasound Course
3:1 Participant/Instructor Ratio for Maximum Hands on Scanning
Interactive Case Presentations with an Audience Response System
Immediately Implement Skills Learned into Clinical Practice
Increase Diagnostic Skills and Scanning Proficiency
Lecture & Instruction by Leading Vascular Ultrasound Experts

Register Today and receive the GCUS early registration discount. Click or Call. http://www.gcus.com/courses/about.asp… | 727.363.4500

NEWS FLASH! North Dakota, Oregon, and New Mexico are the First Three States Requiring Sonographers to be Registered by an Organization!

NEWS FLASH !

North Dakota, Oregon, and New Mexico are the First Three Statesregistered sonographers Requiring Sonographers to be Registered by an Organization!

April 2, 2015

North Dakota has now become the 3rd State in the country (the two others being Oregon and New Mexico) to pass a law requiring Sonographers to be licensed by the state. Credentialing through nationally recognized agencies such as the ARDMS and CCI will be acceptable forms of documentation.

For the complete bill, see:
http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/64-2015/documents/15-8161-01000.pdf?20150128135731

Prepare for the registry board exams with Registry Reviews by Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute’s Registry Reviews Week!

Confidence. Competence. Proven Results.