Ultrasound Evaluation of the Lower Extremity Arterial System: Direct and Indirect Testing - Training Video

Ultrasound Evaluation of the Lower Extremity Arterial System: Direct and Indirect Testing


Ultrasound Evaluation of the Lower Extremity Arterial System: Direct and Indirect Testing

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Ultrasound Evaluation of the Lower Extremity Arterial System: Direct and Indirect Testing

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Ultrasound Evaluation of the Lower Extremity Arterial System: Direct and Indirect Testing Training Video is designed to provide an introduction for the evaluation of lower extremity arterial testing methods including physiological examinations such as PVR, segmental pressures, and ABI. Duplex/Color evaluation of the native vessels including normal and abnormal spectral/color Doppler characteristics and diagnostic criteria.

Date of Original Release: 4/25/2019
This edition valid for credit through: 4/25/2022
Video Length: 2:10:00

Product Codes
Online Video: OV-LEAT3
ISBN: 978-1-945749-88-9


  • Lower Extremity Arterial Anatomy and Physiology
  • Indirect Arterial Testing Methods
  • Pulse Volume Recording
  • Segmental Pressures
  • ABI - Ankle Brachial Index
  • Photo-Plethysmography
  • Diagnostic Criteria for Lower Extremity Disease
  • Duplex/Color Evaluation of the Lower Extremities


  • List arterial anatomy of the lower extremity.
  • Apply routine scan protocols for performing lower extremity arterial indirect and duplex/color examinations.
  • Cite normal and abnormal waveform characteristics for identifying arterial disease.
  • List diagnostic criteria associated with indirect and duplex/color imaging of lower extremity arterial evaluation.
  • Demonstrate PVR, segmental pressure and plethysmography measurements.


Sonographers, physicians, physician assistants and other medical professionals involved with performing and/or interpreting peripheral vascular ultrasound 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

Rob Daigle  BA, RVT, FSVU, FSDMS

Ultrasound Consultant.
Commercial Relationships to Disclose.
President & Owner - Summer Publishing.
Consultant for Biosound Esaote.
Littleton, CO.

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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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 2.50 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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