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Introduction to Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound

Course Code: TCD-131
Location: St. Pete Beach, FL 
Available Date(s): Feb. 28 - Mar. 1, 2013 | October 24-25, 2013 | June 5-6, 2014 | June 11-12, 2015 | May 5-6, 2016
16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Also meets CME requirements for ARDMS

47 Seats Available
Enter the number of attendees :
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Course Description

This live, two-day Transcranial Doppler hands-on course is designed to provide a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret Transcranial Doppler and Transcranial color flow imaging examinations.  The TCD ultrasound training is taught by leading vascular specialists and includes lectures, interactive case studies, pathology simulation, and extensive hands on training featuring a 3:1 hands-on ratio with live models.  Topics of discussion include neuroanatomy, TCD and TCI examination techniques, scan protocols, and evaluation of normal and abnormal TCD/TCI ultrasound characteristics.  This TCD/TCI ultrasound seminar offers 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (also meets ARDMS and Vascular Lab Accreditation CME requirements).

Course Code: TCD-131
Objectives & Topics
Upon completion of the program, the participant should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate standard scan techniques for performing a TCD and TCI exam.
  2. Recognize normal and abnormal intracranial Doppler spectral waveform characteristics
  3. Apply diagnostic criteria for TCD/TCI interpretation
  4. State the clinical applications and limitations of TCD/TCI examinations
  5. Increase knowledge and confidence to integrate the skills learned in a clinical setting.
  • Transcranial Doppler History and Physics
  • Neuroanatomy
  • TCD Examination Techniques
  • TCD Hands-on Demonstration
  • Clinical Applications I:(Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, AVM, Cerebrovascular Reactivity)
  • Clinical Applications II: (Trauma, Brain Death, Emboli)
  • Clinical Applications III:(Cerebrovascular Disease, Intracranial Stenosis, Intracranial Occlusions
  • Clinical Applications IV:(Sickle Cell Disease, PFO)
  • Case Studies
  • Hands-On Workshop

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Target Audience/Course Pre-Requisites
Sonographers, physicians, physician assistants and other medical professionals who are at an entry level of performing TCD exams. Physicians may include (but are not limited to) neurologists, internists, cardiologists, radiologists and general/vascular surgeons. Back to topBack to the top of the page
Course Instructors

Donalee Davis, CNRN

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 Subcommittee)
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 Subcommittee)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

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Continuing Education Credits
The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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