Carotid Case Studies

  • Normal Examination Overview
  • Carotid Stenosis Criteria
  • Moderate and Severe Carotid Stenosis
  • Trickle Flow
  • Occlusion
  • Stent Evaluation
  • Diagnostic Pitfalls
  • Date of Original Release: 2/23/2015
    Reviewed for content accuracy: 2/23/2018
    Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
    This edition valid for credit through: 2/23/2021

    Video Length: 1:09:00
    1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    Product Codes:
    Online Video - OV-CCS
    DVD - VL-CCS
    ISBN: 978-1-940954-47-9

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    Topics & Objectives


    • Normal Examination overview
    • Carotid Stenosis Criteria
    • Moderate and severe carotid stenosis
    • Trickle flow
    • Occlusion
    • Stent evaluation
    • Diagnostic pitfalls


    Upon completion of this activity the learner should be able to:

    Upon completion of this enduring material, you should be able to accomplish the following:

    1. Determine appropriate ultrasound machine settings to appropriately document a total occlusion
    2. State the hemodynamic etiology of abnormal carotid artery Doppler waveforms
    3. Document whether carotid vessels are patent and explain any discrepancies between duplex ultrasound findings and other imaging modalities
    4. List appropriate diagnostic criteria for carotid stent restenosis
    Target Audience
    Physicians, sonographers and other medical professionals involved with performing and/or interpreting vascular ultrasound examinations. Physician participants may include (but is not limited to): vascular surgery, radiology, cardiology, internal medicine, primary care, and general surgery.
    Course Instructors

    Phillip J Bendick


    Vascular Consultant.
    Vass, NC.

    No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Faculty & Content Disclosures...
    Faculty Disclosure
    Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

    Content Validation
    All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

    Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
    In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

    James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
    Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
    Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
    Boston Medical Center
    Boston, MA
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose

    Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
    President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose

    Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
    Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose

    Disclosure of Commercial Support
    There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.

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    Continuing Education Credits
    The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education(ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.
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