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Carotid Stenosis Assessment

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1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Date of Original Release: 10/27/2014
Reviewed for content accuracy: 10/27/2017
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 10/27/2020
Video Length: 0:61:00

Product Codes:
Online Video: OV-CSA
DVD: VL-CSA
ISBN: 978-1-940954-33-2


Carotid Stenosis Assessment

Carotid Stenosis Assessment Training Video is designed to provide an overview for carotid duplex/color flow imaging techniques to include normal and abnormal color and spectral Doppler waveform characteristics, routine measurements and case presentations. The participant will be able to apply current diagnostic criteria to evaluate carotid stenosis and other associated abnormalities after viewing this video.

  • Hemodynamic Effects of Stenosis
  • Diagnostic Criteria: Peak Systolic Velocity, End-Diastolic Velocity
  • ICA/CCA Ratio: What do the Numbers Mean?
  • Documentation Required by IAC for Vascular Lab Accreditation
  • The Final Report

Topics

  • Hemodynamic Effects of Stenosis
  • Diagnostic Criteria: Peak Systolic Velocity, End-Diastolic Velocity
  • ICA/CCA Ratio: What do the Numbers Mean?
  • Documentation Required by IAC for Vascular Lab Accreditation
  • The Final Report

Objectives

  • Identify normal and abnormal Doppler waveforms for all the extracranial cerebrovascular vessels - CCA, ECA, ICA and Vertebral.
  • Integrate all imaging, color Doppler and spectral Doppler data to determine the diagnosis of carotid stenosis.
  • Determine valid means to select the most appropriate carotid stenosis criteria for diagnosis.

Target Audience

Physicians, sonographers and other medical professionals involved with performing and/or interpreting vascular ultrasound examinations. Physician participants may include (but is not limited to): vascular surgery, radiology, cardiology, internal medicine, primary care, and general surgery .

Course Instructors

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Phillip J Bendick  PhD, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU

Vascular Consultant.
Vass, NC.

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 1.50 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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