Carotid Case Studies

Date of Original Release: 2/23/2015
This edition valid for credit through: 2/23/2018

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

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Online Video - OV-CCS

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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 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 relationship(s) exist.

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 Subcommittee)
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 Subcommittee)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

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Continuing Education Credits
The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education 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.