Normal Carotid Duplex/Color Examination

  • Clinical Indications for Performing Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging
  • Disease Progression
  • Cerebrovascular Anatomy and Ultrasound Imaging and Doppler/Color Characteristics
  • Normal Spectral Doppler Characteristics & Routine Measurements
  • Carotid Scan Protocols
  • Date of Original Release: 11/14/2016
    This edition valid for credit through: 11/14/2019

    Video Length: 01:20:00
    2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    Product Codes:
    Online Video - OV-NCD
    DVD - VL-NCD
    ISBN: 978-1-945749-07-0

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    Topics & Objectives


    • Clinical indications for performing carotid duplex/color flow imaging
    • Disease progression
    • Cerebrovascular anatomy and ultrasound imaging and Doppler/color characteristics
    • Normal spectral Doppler  characteristics and routine measurements
    • Carotid scan Protocols


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

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

    1. State the indications for performing carotid duplex/color flow examinations
    2. Identify normal anatomy and waveform characteristics of the CCA, Bifurcation, ICA, ECA, subclavian and vertebral arteries
    3. Demonstrate use of waveform patterns to differentiate low resistance and high resistance flow patterns
    4. List standard velocity and ratio measurements used to quantify disease
    5. Outline a comprehensive protocol and appropriate documentation as outlined by published ultrasound and accreditation guidelines
    Target Audience
    Physicians, sonographers, PAs and other medical professionals involved with performing and/or interpreting vascular ultrasound examinations. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) : Radiologists, vascular and general surgeons, cardiologists, internal medicine physicians, primary care/family medicine physicians, and neurologists.
    Course Instructors

    Lori Green


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