Introduction to Lower Extremity Arterial Testing

  • Lower Extremity Arterial Anatomy and Physiology
  • Indirect Arterial Testing Methods
  • Pulse Volume Recording
  • Segmental Pressures
  • ABI - Ankle Brachial Index
  • Photo-Plethysmography
  • Diagnostic Criteria for Lower Extremity Disease
  • Duplex/Color Evaluation of the Lower Extremities
  • Date of Original Release: 11/18/2015
    This edition valid for credit through: 11/18/2018

    Video Length: 2:09:00
    2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    Product Codes:
    Online Video - OV-LEAT2
    DVD - VL-LEAT2
    ISBN: 978-1-940954-63-9

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    Topics & Objectives
    • Lower extremity arterial anatomy and physiology
    • Indirect arterial testing methods
    • Pulse Volume Recording
    • Segmental Pressures
    • ABI - Ankle Brachial Index
    • Photo-Plethysmography
    • Diagnostic criteria for lower extremity disease
    • Duplex/Color evaluation of the lower extremities


    Upon completion of this enduring material , you should be able to accomplish the following:
    1. List arterial anatomy of the lower extremity
    2. Apply routine scan protocols for performing lower extremity arterial indirect and duplex/color examinations
    3. Cite normal and abnormal waveform characteristics for identifying arterial disease
    4. List diagnostic criteria associated with indirect and duplex/color imaging of lower extremity arterial evaluation
    5. Demonstrate PVR, segmental pressure and plethysmography measurements
    Target Audience
    Sonographers who are proficient at performing vascular duplex/color examinations, physicians and other medical professional performing and/or interpreting non-invasive arterial testing. Participants may include, but are not limited to, those working in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Radiology, and General/Vascular Surgery
    Course Instructors

    Rob Daigle


    Ultrasound Consultant, Littleton, CO, Commercial Relationships to disclose:, President & Owner- Summer Publishing, Consultant for Biosound Esaote
    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 2.50 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.