Doppler and Color Fundamentals: Vascular Ultrasound

Date of Original Release: 9/10/2015
This edition valid for credit through: 9/10/2018

Video Length: 1:34:00
2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Product Codes:
Online Video - OV-DP2

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Topics & Objectives


  • Doppler principles/Doppler equation         
  • Doppler interrogation angle
  • Doppler instrumentation: pulsed wave, continuous wave, Color Doppler, Power Doppler
  • Doppler artifacts       
  • Optimization of Doppler/Color Controls
  • Color assignment      
  • Power Doppler indications and applications

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

  • Apply Doppler physics principles and cite the factors affecting the qualitative and quantitative assessment of blood flow
  • Optimize system controls for accurate blood flow evaluation using spectral and color Doppler instrumentation
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of pulsed wave and continuous wave Doppler instrumentation
  • State the specific clinical applications for spectral, color and power Doppler instrumentation.
  • Identify commonly seen artifacts associated with spectral Doppler, Color Doppler and Power Doppler techniques and instrumentation
Target Audience
This enduring material is designed for the sonographers, physicians, or other medical professional at the performing vascular ultrasound. Physician participants may include (but is not limited to) : radiology, general surgery, vascular surgery, internal medicine, family practice, and cardiology.
Course Instructors

Lori Green


President, Program Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc., Saint Petersburg, FL
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 2.00 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.