Introduction to Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound - Training Video

Introduction to Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound


Introduction to Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound

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Introduction to Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound

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Introduction to Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound Training Video is designed to provide an introduction and overview to Transcranial Doppler ultrasound. The presentation also contains video case studies, TCD/TCI examination protocols and techniques. Neuro-anatomy, examination windows, scan techniques, normal waveform characteristics and velocities are discussed.

Date of Original Release: 5/31/2016
Reviewed for content accuracy: 5/31/2019
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 5/31/2022
Video Length: 1:05:00

Product Codes
Online Video: OV-ITCD2
ISBN: 978-1-940954-90-5


  • TCD Neuro-Anatomy Techniques
  • TCD Examination Techniques
  • Normal Flow Characteristics and Velocity Ranges
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Vasospasm, Aneurysm Rupture
  • Neuro Intervention AVM, Traumatic Head Injury, Cerebral Circulatory Arrest, and Microemboli
  • TCD/Cerebrovascular Disease, Sickle Cell Disease, and PFO


  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of intracranial anatomy and physiology.
  • Outline proper techniques for the performance of TCD and TCI examinations.
  • Identify normal waveform characteristics and apply diagnostic criteria.
  • State the clinical usefulness and limitations of TCD and TCI techniques.


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, critical care and radiology.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Donalee Davis  CNRN

Clinical Vascular Specialist, Carefusion.
Lower Burrell, PA.
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

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 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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