Abdominal Doppler has become an addition in the arsenal of tools available to the physician to aid in the diagnosis of their patients. Vascular ultrasound has progressed over the years to become much more than a screening tool. Accurate diagnostic testing of the vascular system requires a comprehensive understanding of anatomy and hemodynamics as well as the various pathological conditions that can present. Multiple variables such as cardiac output, abnormal liver enzymes, cirrhosis, metastatic and renal disease can all have an impact on the vascular system.
This one-day seminar provides an overview of abdominal vasculature and hemodynamics, and diagnostic criteria suitable for anyone from an experienced sonographer to the beginner. Our scan lab and state of the art equipment, along with our low student instructor ratios allow you plenty of time to perfect your protocol, and acquire the scanning experience necessary to perform diagnostic abdominal vascular exams.
*This course can be taken individually as a two (2) day course OR part of the Vascular Ultrasound seven (7) day course.
At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
This one day seminar starts with an overview of abdominal vascular system and the hemodynamics of both color flow Doppler and pulsed Doppler. You will learn to optimize your ultrasound system for even the most difficult patient. After lunch you will be introduced to our scan lab with state of the art equipment platforms and low student instructor ratios where you will learn the specific controls for each of the platforms on the floor, basic scanning techniques, and patient positioning.
Physicians who desire entry level training with vascular ultrasound, and sonographers or other health care professionals learning vascular ultrasound or cross training.
Faculty: Terry J Zwakenberg, BS, RVT, RDCS