OB Doppler: How, Why, and When? - Training Video

OB Doppler: How, Why, and When?


OB Doppler:  How, Why and When

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OB Doppler: How, Why and When

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OB Doppler: How, Why, and When? Training Video is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of indications and applications of Doppler and color flow imaging in the OB examination. Doppler/color techniques and system optimization, protocols, and diagnostic criteria are covered in detail.

Date of Original Release: 10/31/2017
Reviewed for content accuracy: 10/31/2023
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 10/31/2024
Video Length: 00:55:00

DVD Product Code: VL-OBD2
Online Video Product Code: OV-OBD2
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  • Indications/Applications for Performing OB Doppler
  • Doppler Waveform Analysis and Diagnostic Criteria
  • Factors that affect the Doppler Assessment
  • Doppler Measurements; Doppler Index, Resistive Index, S/D Ratio, Pulsatility Index, Velocity Calculations
  • Doppler Evaluation of the Middle Cerebral Artery, Umbilical Artery, Ductus Venosus, Umbilical Vein, IVC, Hepatic Veins
  • Doppler Evaluation of the Pelvic Vessels: Uterine Artery
  • Doppler Evaluation with Multiple Gestation
  • Doppler Evaluation of Fetal Heart Arrhythmias
  • Scanning Tips and Technical Pitfalls


  • State Doppler protocols and criteria for evaluation of IUGR, SGA, and Anomalies in the fetus
  • Outline Doppler protocols for evaluation of Twins/Multiples: TOPS vs TAPS
  • List technical components for proper Doppler acquisition: Angle of insonation, angle correction, gate size and position
  • Analyze Doppler waveforms and apply Doppler Measurements: Doppler index, S/D Ratio, PI, RI, velocity calculations
  • Optimize color Doppler and analyze color flow characteristics
  • Describe normal and abnormal waveforms of: Ductus venosus, IVC/hepatic veins, middle cerebral artery, umbilical artery, umbilical vein and uterine artery
  • State protocols for Doppler evaluation of fetal heart arrhythmias


Physicians, sonographers and other medical professionals who are involved with performing and/or interpreting OB ultrasound examinations. Physician participants may include (but is not limited to): obstetricians, family/primary care.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Jane JK Burns  AS, RT, RDMS

Ultrasound Educator
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital/Pavilion for Women
Houston, Texas
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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)
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.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.

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 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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