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Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Ultrasound Protocol Manual

Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Ultrasound Protocol Manual

 

Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Ultrasound Protocol Manual

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Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Ultrasound Protocol Manual

  • Instrumentation and Purpose
  • Exam Indications and Patient Assessment
  • Patient Positioning and Transducer Positioning
  • Waveform Characteristics
  • Examination Protocols
  • Carotid Measurements / Diagnostic Criteria
  • Other Carotid Pathology
  • Carotid IMT Measurements (CIMT)

Overview

This Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Ultrasound protocol manual will walk you step-by-step through the protocol for a Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Ultrasound examination. The manual includes text, ultrasound images, waveform characteristics, comprehensive exam protocol, measurements, and diagnostic criteria. An online, live demonstration video of the examination is also included with this protocol manual

Date of Original Release: 6/23/2020

This edition valid for credit through: 6/23/2023


Spiral Bound Protocol Manual
PM-VAS-C3

ISBN: 978-1-950973-59-0

Digital Protocol Manual
PME-VAS-C3

Product Code: VAS-C3

Topics

  • Instrumentation and Purpose
  • Exam Indications and Patient Assessment
  • Patient Positioning and Transducer Positioning
  • Waveform Characteristics
  • Examination Protocols
  • Carotid Measurements / Diagnostic Criteria
  • Other Carotid Pathology
  • Carotid IMT Measurements (CIMT)

Objectives

  • State the clinical indications and applications for performing Carotid Duplex/Color Flow examinations.
  • Cite a routine protocol for performing Carotid Duplex/Color Flow examinations
  • Apply standard measurements and diagnostic criteria for Carotid Duplex/Color Flow examinations
  • Recognize the appearance of other Carotid pathology

Audience

Sonographers, physicians, PAs and other medical professionals who will be involved with performing and/or interpreting Carotid Duplex/Color Flow examinations. Physicians may include (but is not limited to) radiology, general surgery, vascular surgery, cardiology, internal medicine, and primary care

Faculty

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

Mark Swanson  RT, RDMS, RVT

Clinical Instructor.
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
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

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

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 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.

Resources

General Sonography Physics

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute presents 3 free tips to help you study for the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation Exam.

Click to see video

Challenges Sonographers Face

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute’s Program Director Theresa Jorgensen uses humor to take a look at the some of the typical challenges sonographers face while trying to take an accurate patient history.

Click to see video

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