The Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging hands-on course is a live, 3-day program taught by leading vascular ultrasound experts. The carotid duplex/color flow training course includes lectures, 70+ case presentations using an interactive audience response system (ARS), and extensive hands-on training featuring a 3:1 ratio with live models, for a realistic training experience. The carotid duplex/color flow training program is the first step in obtaining a strong foundation in order to begin performing and/or interpreting Carotid Ultrasound Examinations.
Objectives & Topics
At the completion of the program the participant should be able to:
Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging ultrasound examinations.
Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the cerebrovascular system into the Carotid Duplex examination.
Cite Doppler/color physics principles and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls and/or (physicians) utilize this information for identifying technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis.
Perform routine scan protocols, and Doppler calculations in a complete carotid duplex/color examination.
Differentiate normal/abnormal spectral Doppler/color characteristics.
List methods for obtaining quantitative information and state the diagnostic relevance of each measurement.
Characterize plaque morphology and other pathology associated with cerebral vascular disease.
Perform Intima-Media Thickness measurements and evaluation and state the clinical significance as a screening method for cardiovascular disease.
Integrate the information to include and prepare a structured report for a carotid ultrasound examination.