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Thyroid Ultrasound and FNA Techniques for the Endocrinologist

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Thyroid Ultrasound and FNA Techniques for the Endocrinologist

Time: December 11, 2010 all day
Location: Advanced Health Education Center
Street: 8502 Tybor Dr.
City/Town: Houston, TX 77074
Website or Map: http://www.aheconline.com
Phone: 713-772-0157
Event Type: fna, techniques, for, the, endocrinologist
Organized By: Advanced Health Education Center
Latest Activity: Dec 22, 2009

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Thyroid Ultrasound and FNA Techniques for the Endocrinologist
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Houston, TX

MEETING SPONSOR:

Advanced Health Education Center
8502 Tybor Dr.
Houston, TX 77074
Toll-Free 1-800-239-1361
713-772-0157
Website: http://www.aheconline.com

CONFERENCE CENTER:
Advanced Health Education Center
8502 Tybor Dr.
Houston, TX 77074
Toll-Free 1-800-239-1361
713-772-0157
Website: http://www.aheconline.com

MEETING BROCHURE:
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http://store.aheconline.com/DisplayDetail.aspx?pid=4653

MEETING DESCRIPTION:
Ultrasound has been proven to allow for better detection of recurrent thyroid cancer in patients with negative total body iodine scans. Fine needle aspiration biopsy of the thyroid is the only diagnostic test today allowing for differentiation of benign from cancerous thyroid nodules. Thyroid ultrasound and fine needle aspiration can become an extension of laboratory results, nuclear medicine studies and physical examination of the thyroid gland. FNA used in private practice can reduce the cost for the evaluation and treatment of thyroid nodules for patients. This six-hour course will guide Endocrinologists through the basic physics of ultrasound and transducer selection needed for optimum scanning techniques. Also covered will be thyroid anatomy and ultrasound examination protocols. Physician attendees will be taught to distinguish between cystic and solid lesions, identify micro calcifications and lesion vascularity that can assist with determining if a lesion is benign or malignant. This course will begin in the classroom and progress to AHEC’s in-house scan lab to utilize live models for development of scanning techniques. Also provided will be hands-on practice of Fine Needle Aspiration Techniques for thyroid nodule assessment.

Course Topics
• Physics and Instrumentation
• Scan Protocols
• Transducer selection and scan orientation
• Anatomy of the normal thyroid
• Ultrasound characteristics of both cystic and solid nodules
• Comparison of nuclear medicine studies versus ultrasound findings
• Evaluation of images
• Hands-on scanning and fine needle aspiration techniques for thyroid biopsy

INSTRUCTORS:
Whelan

CME HOURS: 8

LECTURE TOPICS:
not listed

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