Introduction to Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Training Course is taught by leading vascular ultrasound experts, with a 3:1 faculty to participant hands-on scan ratio and is specifically designed for physicians, sonographers and other medical professionals who need a strong foundation to begin performing and/or interpreting upper & lower extremity peripheral arterial and venous ultrasound examinations. GCUS offers two day peripheral vascular ultrasound courses at our facility in St. Petersburg, FL that includes a review of 65+ peripheral vascular ultrasound examinations. The course is held at multiple dates throughout the year, making it the perfect course for both local participants and participants traveling to Florida. GCUS offers peripheral vascular ultrasound training as a stand alone two-day course, or as part of a week long vascular ultrasound training and CME program. In the week long vascular program, participants will learn ultrasound techniques for the entire vascular system. All protocols are taught in accordance with AIUM & IAC guidelines.
- Venous Anatomy, Scan Techniques & Normal Characteristics
- Duplex / Color Evaluation of LE, UE DVT
- Evaluation of Venous Insufficiency
- Duplex / Color Evaluation for Venous Ablation Procedures
- Types of Vein Ablation Procedures
- Pre-Procedure Mapping
- Post-procedure Mapping
- LE Arterial Anatomy & Physiology
- Clinical Exam & Indirect Testing
- Direct Testing & Duplex Scanning
- Live Demo: Arterial Duplex of Lower Arterial Disease
- Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret upper and lower Peripheral Vascular ultrasound examinations.
- Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the upper and lower extremity venous and arterial systems into the venous and arterial duplex and physiologic testing examinations.
- Cite Doppler/color physics and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls and/or (physicians) utilize this information for recognizing technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis.
- Perform routine scan protocols, and document Doppler waveforms for lower extremity arterial and venous evaluations of the upper and lower extremity.
- Differentiate normal/abnormal imaging, spectral Doppler and color characteristics for identifying arterial and venous disease.
- State the indications and applications of indirect testing methods for lower arterial disease.
- Demonstrate vein mapping techniques to identify suitability as a potential arterial bypass graft.
- Perform routine scan protocols and document Doppler waveforms for venous evaluation of the lower extremities, including pre and post vein ablation evaluation.
- State the role of ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of venous insufficiency.
- Perform evaluation for venous insufficiency and patency of perforators for vein therapy treatment