Introduction to Abdominal Doppler Ultrasound - Online Course

Introduction to Abdominal Doppler Ultrasound


Introduction to Abdominal Doppler Ultrasound

Introduction to Abdominal Doppler Ultrasound

  • 12 months UNLIMITED access from your computer, tablet or phone. No lockouts, or hidden limitations after a certain amount of views.
  • A variety of learning components including: video lectures, scan demonstrations, interactive components/quizzes, and more to improve diagnostic accuracy.
  • This online course is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ upon successful completion.
  • All online courses cover the same topics as our comprehensive live courses. Add a Hands-On Workshop (Not Valid for Registry Reviews) and receive 3 additional months of access. See our Blended Course Learning Format for more details.
  • Group pricing is available for groups of 5 or more (Not Valid for Registry Reviews). Add a Custom Onsite Hands-On Workshop for training consistency, time and cost effectiveness, with the highest quality ultrasound training in the industry.
  • Private Hands-On Workshops are also available for the learner who prefers the 1-1 learning format. Receive 3 additional months of unlimited online access (Not Valid for Registry Reviews) with a Private Hands-On Course. See our Private Hands-On Course Learning Format for more details.


Introduction to Abdominal Doppler Ultrasound Online Course is designed to provide an introduction to and comprehensive review of Abdominal Doppler sonography and a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret Abdominal Doppler ultrasound examinations. The participant will identify the essentials for establishing scan protocols, and experienced faculty will guide you through abdominal anatomy and Doppler/Color Flow characteristics. Enrollment is valid for 12 months (365 days) and begins the moment the participant is enrolled. Extend your online course access another 3 months with the addition of an onsite hands-on workshop or registration for a regularly scheduled GCUS scan workshop.

Date of Original Release: 7/15/2020

This edition valid for credit through: 7/15/2023

  1 year/365 days of Unlimited Access from date of purchase. Expires on 2/3/2024 if purchased today.

Code: OC-ABDO201
ID: 5247


  • Imaging Fundamentals: The Basics
  • Abdominal Doppler Physics
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Abdominal Aorta
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Aortic Endografts
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Mesenteric and Porto-Hepatic Duplex Sonography
  • Introduction to Transplant Sonography


  • State the Doppler Principle and list the factors associated with the Doppler equation.
  • Demonstrate various scan techniques for accurate interrogation of blood flow.
  • Identify commonly seen Doppler/color flow imaging artifacts.
  • List system controls utilized to optimize the Doppler/Color flow acquisition.
  • State protocols and diagnostic criteria to evaluate abdominal aortic aneurysm and dissection and endovascular grafts.
  • Define the term endoleak and list the five different types.
  • Identify key sonographic findings in patients with normal and abnormal endovascular aortic grafts.
  • Outline protocols for evaluating renal artery stenosis using direct and indirect Doppler/Color Flow imaging methods.
  • Identify normal and abnormal imaging and flow characteristics associated with renal, mesenteric, and liver Doppler applications.
  • Apply diagnostic criteria for evaluation of renal artery stenosis, mesenteric ischemia, portal hypertension, portal vein thrombosis, and Budd Chiari syndrome.
  • Perform imaging of the normal transplant organ and recognize common abnormal findings indicating possible transplant compromise.
  • Identify Doppler ultrasound findings in the normal transplant organ and state the implications of commonly seen abnormal findings.


Registration: $450.00

(12 Months Unlimited Access)


Any medical professional involved with performing abdominal Doppler ultrasound examinations. Physician participants may include (but is not limited to): emergency, trauma, critical care, hospitalists, internal medicine, and primary care


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Phil Bendick  PhD, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU

Vascular Consultant.
Vass, NC.

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Robert Atnip  MD, RVT, RPVI

Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery and Radiology
Division of Vascular Surgery
The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
The College of Medicine
The Pennsylvania State University
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Lori Green  BA, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

President, Program Director.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Saint Petersburg, FL.
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

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner & QI Task Force)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine &
Fellowship Director of Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Medical School
Tampa, FL
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

Trisha Reo, AAS, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator-planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
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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Credits (Optional with additional purchase)

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 internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 8.75 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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