Online Ultrasound CME Course: A Free Course! The Clinically Relevant Carotid Duplex/Color Ultrasound Exam

Code: SRWEB-01
Objectives and Topics
This activity does not require any additional software or hardware to complete.

In our continuing efforts to provide new and innovative continuing education opportunities, we are happy to provide this web-based CME enduring material. The program below is designed to serve as an informative review for the physician and sonographer currently working in carotid ultrasound. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute's Online CME Programs also serve as an introduction for those who may want to gain information about a specialty in which they are not yet experienced. In addition, this presentation is a convenient alternative for the physician and sonographer to obtain required continuing medical education credits.

(GUI Product Code: SRWEB-01)
Estimated time to complete: 60 minutes

Objectives: Upon completion of this program the participant should be able to:(depending on topic selected):

  1. Demonstrate routine scan protocols for performing a clinically relevant carotid duplex/color ultrasound examination.
  2. Identify normal image characteristics of the CCA, ICA, ECA, vertebral, and subclavian arteries.
  3. Classify plaque characteristics.
  4. Recognize normal spectral Doppler and color characteristics of the CCA, bifurcation, ICA ECA, vertebral and subclavian arteries.
  5. Apply standardized routine measurements as outlined by the SRU consensus criteria for the evaluation of carotid duplex/color flow examinations.

Course Instructors
Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
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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Compatibility Requirements
A personal computer or internet-enabled device with a web browser and active internet connection.
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