Normal Carotid Duplex/Color Examination

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

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Topics & Objectives

Topics:

  • 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

Objectives

Upon completion of this enduring material, you 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

BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

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.
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