Introduction to Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound - Online Course

Introduction to Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound


Introduction to Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound

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Introduction to Transcranial Doppler 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 Transcranial Doppler Online Course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction and review of Transcranial Doppler ultrasound. This enduring material is designed to provide a comprehensive review of how to perform and/or interpret TCD and TCI examinations. This program will explore neuro-anatomy, Doppler waveform characteristics (normal/abnormal), scan techniques, diagnostic criteria, protocols specific to TCD/TCI exams, and clinical applications for TCD/TCI which are taught in accordance with AIUM and IAC guidelines. 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: 6/20/2022

This edition valid for credit through: 6/20/2025

  1 year/365 days of Unlimited Access from date of purchase. Expires on 7/23/2025 if purchased today.

Code: OC-TCD221
ID: 5977


  • Doppler Principles/Doppler Equation
  • Doppler Interrogation Angle
  • Doppler Instrumentation: Pulsed Wave, Continuous Wave, Color Doppler, Power Doppler
  • Doppler Artifacts
  • Optimization of Doppler/Color Controls
  • Analyzing the Color Doppler Information
  • Power Doppler Indications and Applications
  • TCD Neuroanatomy
  • Normal Flow Characteristics & Velocity Ranges
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Aneurysm Rupture
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Pulsatility Index and TCD
  • Cerebral Circulatory Arrest
  • TCD/Cerebrovascular Disease: Stenosis, Collateral Competency
  • Microemboli and PFO
  • Emboli Monitoring Techniques
  • Vasomotor Reactivity, Surgery Monitoring, and Specialty Testing
  • Sickle Cell and TCD
  • TCD Examination Techniques
  • Vasospasm
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Testing


  • Increase participant's knowledge to better perform and/or interpret TCD/TCI examinations.
  • Demonstrate standard scan techniques for performing a TCD and TCI exam.
  • Recognize normal and abnormal intracranial Doppler spectral waveform characteristics.
  • Apply diagnostic criteria for TCD/TCI interpretation.
  • State the clinical applications and limitations of TCD/TCI examinations.
  • Increase knowledge and confidence to integrate the skills learned in a clinical setting.


Registration: $500.00

(12 Months Unlimited Access)


Sonographers, physicians, nurse practitioners, PA's or other medical professional performing and/or interpreting Transcranial Doppler ultrasound examinations. Physician participants may include (but is not limited to) neurology, vascular surgery, and radiology.


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

Shannon York  BS, RVT, RDCS

Owner and Trainer
SKY Vascular Consulting
Columbia, SC
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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)
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.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Trisha Reo, AAS, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator - planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
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.

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 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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