Vascular Ultrasound Interpretation - Live Webinar

December 1-2, 2011
Price:  $1,325.00
Code: VI-112W
Event Day(s): December 1-2, 2011
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

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Topics & Objectives

Course Topics:

  • Doppler color overview/diagnostic pitfalls
  • Normal waveforms/scan protocol
  • IMT assessment
  • Overview of abnormal waveform - characteristics and diagnostic criteria
  • How to structure a report
  • Lunch Session: Dialysis Access Graft Evaluation
  • Complex cases studies
  • Interpretation sessions, interactive format
  • Indirect testing overview and case studies
  • Lunch Session: Renal Artery Evaluation
  • Lower extremity arterial duplex
  • Arterial interpretation sessions, narrative and interactive (combination of indirect and duplex cases)
  • U/S evaluation post intervention
  • Aortic endograft evaluation
  • Venous pathology overview/cases
  • Hands-on sessions

At the completion of this program, the participant should be able to:
  1. Discuss Doppler/Color physics, factors affecting optimal Doppler examinations and commonly seen Doppler/Color artifacts, which may affect diagnostic accuracy.
  2. Explain routine scan protocols and analyze normal spectral waveform signatures, color characteristics, and Doppler measurements in a normal carotid and peripheral vascular examinations.
  3. Recognize abnormal spectral Doppler and Color Doppler findings seen with carotid and peripheral arterial and venous disease.
  4. Discuss the role of indirect testing in the evaluation of lower extremity arterial disease.
  5. Apply diagnostic criteria for evaluation of carotid, peripheral venous and arterial disease.
  6. Review complex carotid and peripheral vascular case studies in interactive interpretation session format.
  7. Describe ultrasound findings associated with aortic endograft leaks.
  8. Describe normal and abnormal spectral Doppler characteristics and diagnostic criteria associated with renal artery evaluation and dialysis access graft evaluation.
  9. Increase knowledge and confidence to perform and/or interpret vascular ultrasound examinations.
  10. Apply the information discussed in a clinical setting, ideally under supervised conditions until an acceptable level of proficiency has been achieved.
Target Audience

Physicians with a minimum of 6 months experience interpreting carotid and peripheral vascular duplex/color examinations. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) those involved with internal medicine, cardiology, radiology, and general/vascular surgery. Sonographers who are proficient at performing vascular duplex/color examinations may also attend this program. Those w/o experience and who have attended GUI’s carotid and PV courses may inquire about attending.

Course Instructors
Dennis Bandyk, MD, RVT, FACS, FSVU
Robert Atnip, MD, RVT, RPVI
Marsha M. Neumyer, BS, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU, FAIUM
Dennis Bandyk, MD, RVT, FACS, FSVU
Professor of Surgery
Univ. of San Diego
Director of Vascular Surgery Division
San Diego, CA
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

Robert Atnip, MD, RVT, RPVI
Chief, Vascular Surgery Section, Dept. of Surgery
The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Professor of Surgery and Radiology
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

Marsha M. Neumyer, BS, RVT
Intl' Dir, Vascular Diagnostic Educational Services & Vascular Resource Associates
Former Assistant Prof of Surgery & Dir.
The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
Ultrasound Consultant for Unetixs Vascular Inc.
No relevant financial relationship(s) 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 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 17 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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