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
- 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
- Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging ultrasound examinations.
- Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the cerebrovascular system into the Carotid Duplex examination.
- 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.
- Perform routine scan protocols and Doppler calculations in a complete carotid duplex/color examination.
- Differentiate normal/abnormal spectral Doppler/color characteristics.
- List methods for obtaining quantitative information and state the diagnostic relevance of each measurement.
- Characterize plaque morphology and other pathology associated with cerebral vascular disease.
- Perform Intima-Media Thickness measurements and state the clinical significance as a screening method for cardiovascular disease.
- Integrate the information to include and prepare a structured report for a carotid ultrasound examination.
- Apply diagnostic criteria for accurate interpretation of carotid duplex/color flow examinations
Peripheral Vascular Objectives:
- Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret upper and lower Peripheral Vascular ultrasound examinations.
- 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.
- 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.
- Perform routine scan protocols, and document Doppler waveforms for lower extremity arterial and venous evaluations of the upper and lower extremity.
- Differentiate normal/abnormal imaging, spectral Doppler and color characteristics for identifying arterial and venous disease.
- State the indications and applications of indirect testing methods for lower arterial disease.
- Demonstrate vein mapping techniques to identify suitability as a potential arterial bypass graft.
- Perform routine scan protocols and document Doppler waveforms for venous evaluation of the lower extremities, including pre and post vein ablation evaluation.
- State the role of ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of venous insufficiency.
- Perform evaluation for venous insufficiency and patency of perforators for vein therapy treatment
Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Courses Faculty:
Quality Vascular Imaging, Inc.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Ultrasound Consultant, Littleton, CO
Commercial Relationships to disclose:
President & Owner- Summer Publishing
President, Program Director
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Pete Beach, FL