Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Ultrasound - Online Course

Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Ultrasound


Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Ultrasound

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Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Ultrasound

  • 12 months UNLIMITED access from your computer, tablet or phone. No lockouts, or hidden limitations after a certain amount of views.
  • A variety of learning components including: video lectures, scan demonstrations, interactive components/quizzes, and more to improve diagnostic accuracy.
  • This online course is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ upon successful completion.
  • All online courses cover the same topics as our comprehensive live courses. Add a Hands-On Workshop (Not Valid for Registry Reviews) and receive 3 additional months of access. See our Blended Course Learning Format for more details.
  • Group pricing is available for groups of 5 or more (Not Valid for Registry Reviews). Add a Custom Onsite Hands-On Workshop for training consistency, time and cost effectiveness, with the highest quality ultrasound training in the industry.
  • Private Hands-On Workshops are also available for the learner who prefers the 1-1 learning format. Receive 3 additional months of unlimited online access (Not Valid for Registry Reviews) with a Private Hands-On Course. See our Private Hands-On Course Learning Format for more details.


Introduction to Carotid Duplex and Color Flow Ultrasound Online Course is the first step in obtaining a strong foundation in order to begin performing and/or interpreting carotid ultrasound examinations. Program topics include anatomy/physiology, scan protocols/techniques, and normal & abnormal duplex/color flow characteristics of the carotid arterial system.

The Carotid Duplex and Color vascular ultrasound protocols are taught in accordance with AIUM and IAC guidelines. In addition, a comprehensive review of diagnostic criteria and the incorporation of case studies for carotid arterial disease are also provided. This review provides the training needed to immediately begin integrating the newly acquired skills into clinical practice.

This self-directed course is designed with ten modules and includes recommended reading assignments, online video lectures, case presentations, and post-activity quizzes.

Enrollment is valid for 12 months (365 days) and begins the moment the participant is enrolled. Extend your online course access another 3 months with the addition of an onsite hands-on workshop or registration for a regularly scheduled GCUS scan workshop.

Date of Original Release: 6/25/2019

This edition valid for credit through: 6/25/2022

  1 year/365 days of Unlimited Access from date of purchase. Expires on 5/17/2023 if purchased today.
Code: OC-CA191
ID: 4589


  • Doppler and Color Fundamentals: Vascular Ultrasound
  • Carotid Anatomy and Physiology
  • Normal Carotid Spectral Analysis
  • Carotid Scan Protocol
  • Carotid Duplex/ Color Ultrasound Scan Protocol: Live Demonstration
  • Carotid Stenosis Assessment
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Intima-Media Thickness
  • Challenging Carotid Case Studies
  • Non-Atherosclerotic Carotid Abnormalities
  • How to Structure a Report


  • Demonstrate the participants' knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging ultrasound examinations
  • Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the cerebrovascular system into the Carotid Duplex examination.
  • Cite Doppler/color physics principles and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls and/or (physicians) utilize this information for identifying technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis.
  • Perform routine scan protocols, and Doppler calculations in a complete carotid duplex/color examination.
  • Differentiate normal/abnormal spectral Doppler/color characteristics.
  • Outline methods for obtaining quantitative information and state the diagnostic relevance of each measurement.
  • Characterize plaque morphology and other pathology associated with cerebral vascular disease.
  • Perform Intima-Media Thickness measurements and evaluation and state the clinical significance as a screening method for cardiovascular disease.
  • Recognize ultrasound findings associated with non-atherosclerotic carotid abnormalities
  • Integrate the information to include and prepare a structured report for a carotid ultrasound examination.


Registration: $525.00

(12 Months Unlimited Access)


Sonographers, physicians, physician assistants and other medical professionals learning how to perform and/or interpret carotid duplex/color examinations. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) those involved with internal medicine, cardiology, radiology, neurology, general/vascular surgery, and primary care.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Phil Bendick  PhD, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU

Vascular Consultant.
Vass, NC.

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Lori Green  BA, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

President, Program Director.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Saint Petersburg, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Brian Schenker  MBA, RDMS, RVT

Ultrasound Technologist
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
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner & QI Task Force)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine &
Fellowship Director of Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Medical School
Tampa, FL
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, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
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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Credits (Optional with additional purchase)

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 internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 10.50 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.


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