At the completion of this program, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the anatomy/physiology of the upper and lower extremity venous systems.
- Discuss Doppler/color physics and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls or (physicians) utilize this information for recognizing technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis.
- Perform routine scan protocols, & document Doppler waveforms for venous evaluation of the lower extremity.
- Perform routine scan protocols for venous evaluation of the upper extremity.
- Differentiate normal/abnormal spectral Doppler/color characteristics and waveform characteristics for identifying venous disease.
- Recognize image characteristics of acute versus chronic DVT.
- Discuss the use of ultrasound guidance and its role in the treatment of venous insufficiency.
- Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform and/or interpret upper and lower peripheral vascular ultrasound examinations.
- Doppler fundamentals
- Venous anatomy/scan techniques and normal characteristics
- Evaluation of venous pathology
- Live demo: evaluation for DVT and venous insufficiency
- Upper extremity venous evaluation
- Saphenous vein mapping
- U/S evaluation for pre and post vein ablation therapy
- Venous insufficiency and perforator evaluation
- Hands-on sessions