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Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Ultrasound

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$505.00 (12 months access)
11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

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Date of Original Release: 10/13/2015
Reviewed for content accuracy: 10/13/2018
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 10/13/2019
Product Code: OC-CA152



Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Ultrasound

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 nine 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.

  • 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

Topics

  • 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

Objectives

  • 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.
  • Explain 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.
  • Integrate the information to include and prepare a structured report for a carotid ultrasound examination.

Target Audience

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.

Course Instructors

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Phillip J Bendick  PhD, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU

Vascular Consultant.
Vass, NC.

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Lori Green  BA, RT, 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

Program Coordinator.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. 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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Accreditation Statement

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 enduring material for a maximum of 11.00 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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