How to Differentiate the Internal from the External Carotid Artery

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How to Differentiate the Internal from the External Carotid Artery

How to Differentiate the Internal from the External Carotid Artery Hot Tip is brought to you by Gulfcoast Ultrasound Instructor Rob Daigle, BA, RVT, FSVU, FSDMS, as he demonstrates how to differentiate the Internal from the external carotid artery using ultrasound and the anatomy. Learn how to differentiate the internal from the external carotid artery tip as well as many others in the Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Course. The Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging hands-on course is the first step in obtaining a strong foundation in order to begin performing and/or interpreting Carotid Ultrasound Examinations. This vascular ultrasound course/program is taught by leading vascular ultrasound experts and includes lectures, interactive case presentations, and extensive hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 ratio with live models and knowledgeable hands on instructors.

  • Taught by Leading Vascular Ultrasound Experts
  • 3:1 Participant/Instructor Ratio for Maximum Hands on Scanning
  • 70+ Interactive Case Presentations with an Audience Response System
  • Immediately Implement Skills Learned into Clinical Practice
  • Increase Diagnostic Skills and Scanning Proficiency

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

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 and/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
CREDITS

24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Approved for 24 MOC point(s)
22.5  ASRT Category A Credit(s)

Registration is quick, affordable and easy for the Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Course.

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William B. Schroedter, BS, RVT, FSVU
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Phillip J Bendick, PhD, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU
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Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT
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Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Scrotal Ultrasound Training Video (DVD & Online Video)

Scrotal Ultrasound training video

Scrotal Ultrasound Training Video (DVD & Online Video)

Scrotal Ultrasound Training Video (DVD & Online Video.) is designed to review scrotal anatomy/physiology, scan techniques, normal ultrasound characteristics and commonly seen pathology. Scrotal Ultrasound Training Video is approved for a maximum of: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Topics:

  1. Scrotal anatomy/physiology
  2. Normal Ultrasound characteristics
  3. Scrotal Pathology: Masses (benign & malignant); hernia
  4. Epididymal pathology: mass, cysts, epididymitis, torsion, epididymo-orchitis
  5. Trauma

Objectives:

  1. Identify the normal scrotal anatomy
  2. Outline routine protocols for evaluating the scrotum
  3. Recognize ultrasound characteristics associated with commonly seen scrotal pathology

Target Audience:

Sonographers, physicians, and other medical professionals involved with the diagnosis and treatment of scrotal pathology. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to): Urology, Emergency Medicine, Radiology, Primary Care and Internal Medicine.

Faculty:

Salvatore LaRusso, M.Ed, RDMS, FAIUM, RT(R)

To learn about Scrotal Ultrasound training video head over to: www.gcus.com. Search:  OV-ASC2 & VL-ASC2 or Call 727.363.4500.

Use of Ultrasound in Rheumatology Applications

Use of Ultrasound in Rheumatology Applications

Use of Ultrasound in Rheumatology Applications:

Use of Ultrasound in Rheumatology Applications training video is designed to provide a review on the use of ultrasound for the evaluation of various types of rheumatology applications. Use of Ultrasound in Rheumatology Applications training video is available for purchase in either DVD or Online Video format. Use of Ultrasound in Rheumatology Applications is approved for a maximum of: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Use of Ultrasound in Rheumatology Applications Topics:

  • Prevalence of disease in the United States
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Erosions, synovitis, tenosynovitis, treatment response
  • Spondyloarthritis: synovitis, tenosynovitis, peritendinitis, enthesitis, erosions, new bone formation
  • Crystal Arthritis: sonographic features of gout
  • Osteoarthritis: synovitis, systemic inflammatory mediators, low-grade inflammation, articular cartilage, basic calcium phosphate crystals

Use of Ultrasound in Rheumatology Applications Objectives:

  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret MSK ultrasound examinations
  2. Recognize ultrasound characteristics associated with various types of rheumatologic conditions
  3. Identify ultrasound characteristics and apply ultrasound diagnostic criteria to evaluate commonly seen rheumatology conditions
  4. Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, techniques & interpretation criteria to improve MSK diagnostic/treatment accuracy

Use of Ultrasound in Rheumatology Applications Target Audience:

Physicians, Sonographers, PAs, NPs and other medical professionals involved with performing and/or interpreting MSK ultrasound examinations. Applicable practice specialties may include (but are not limited to): Rheumatology, Radiology, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, PM&R, Pain Management, Regenerative Medicine, Neurology, Primary care and Emergency Medicine.

Use of Ultrasound in Rheumatology Applications Faculty:

Ralf Thiele, MD, RhMSUS

To learn about Use of Ultrasound in Rheumatology Applications training video head over to: www.gcus.com. Search: OV-RHEU or VL-RHEU or Call 727.363.4500.

Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma

Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma

Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma

Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma training video provides an in-depth overview of the trauma ultrasound (FAST) exam utilized in the emergency or critical care setting. Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma includes ultrasound scan techniques to perform the (FAST) examination, identification of normal and abnormal anatomy associated with trauma, and evaluation of pneumothorax. Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma is approved for a maximum of: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma:

  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Hemoperitoneum
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Hemopericardium
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Hemothorax
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Pneumothorax

Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma Objectives:

1. Increase the participants’ knowledge and competence to perform and/or interpret trauma ultrasound examinations.

2. State the imaging views and the ultrasound characteristics of the anatomy evaluated when performing trauma ultrasound.

3. Recognize ultrasound characteristics associated with hemoperitoneum, hemopericardium, hemothorax, and pneumothorax.

4. Perform ultrasound evaluation of pneumothorax.

Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma Target Audience:

Physicians, PAs, NPs, Sonographers, and any other medical professionals involved with the ultrasound evaluation of trauma patients. Practice specialties may include

(but are not limited to) emergency medicine, critical care, trauma surgeons, hospitalists, radiologists, internal medicine and primary care.

Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma Faculty:

Bret Nelson, MD, RDMS, FACEP

To learn about Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma training video head over to: www.gcus.com. Search:  OV-FAST2 & VL-FAST2 or Call 727.363.4500.