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  • The Introduction to Transcranial Doppler online course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction and review of Transcranial Doppler ultrasound. This enduring material is designed to provide a comprehensive review of how to perform and/or interpret TCD and TCI examinations. This program will explore neuro-anatomy, Doppler waveform characteristics (normal/abnormal), scan techniques, diagnostic criteria, protocols specific to TCD/TCI exams, and clinical applications for TCD/TCI which are taught in accordance with AIUM and IAC guidelines.

    This course is presented in six (6) modules and includes recommended reading assignments, online video lectures, case presentations, and post-activity quizzes.

    Modules:

    1. Doppler Ultrasound and Color Fundamentals
    2. Introduction to Transcranial Doppler ultrasound
    3. Clinical Applications for TCD: Part I
    4. Clinical Applications for TCD: Part II
    5. Clinical Applications for TCD: Part III
    6. Clinical Applications for TCD: Part IV

    Enrollment is valid for 6 months (180 days), and begins when the user is enrolled. Contact us for special Educator discount pricing for groups of 5 or more participants.

    Bonus: Two month extension granted for participants who attend either the regularly scheduled GUI Scanning Skills Workshop or a customized OnSite Hands-On/Scan-only Workshop.

    Hands-On: The participant(s) may choose to coordinate scanning instruction from a medical professional at their facility or select one of the following GUI options:

    1. Regularly scheduled Scanning Skills Workshop.
    2. Coordinate an OnSite Hands-On/Scan-Only Workshop (requires 5 or more participants).

    Recommended Reading:

    Transcranial Doppler Examinations

    A Practical Guide To Transcranial Doppler Examinations
    Mira L. Katz, PhD, MPH, RVT
    Andrei V. Alexandrov, MD, RVT

    An indispensable resource for anyone performing transcranial Doppler,TCD, and transcranial color Doppler imaging examinations,TCDI, whether novice or advanced level.

    Faculty

    Donalee Davis, CNRN Lori Green
    Donalee Davis, 
    CNRN
    Lori Green, BA,
    RT, RDCS, RDMS, RVT


    Target Audience:

    Sonographers, physicians, nurse practitioners, PA's or other medical professional performing and/or interpreting Transcranial Doppler ultrasound examinations. Physician participants may include (but is not limited to) neurology, vascular surgery, and radiology.

    Course Objectives: listed by module

    After viewing the following enduring materials the viewer should be able to:

    Doppler Physics and Color Flow Fundamentals

    1. Cite the interaction of sound with soft-tissue and other mediums 
    2. State the relationship of transducer frequency to resolution, penetration and attenuation
    3. List different types of transducers and their selection for different applications
    4. Cite terminology associated with and explain ultrasound imaging characteristics
    5. Implement methods to optimize system parameters to maximize resolution and improve diagnostic confidence.
    6. Apply and differentiate imaging artifacts that enhance diagnostic confidence from those that create confusion

    Introduction to Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound

    1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of intracranial anatomy and physiology.
    2. Outline proper techniques for the performance of TCD and TCI examinations.
    3. Identify normal and abnormal intracranial Doppler waveform characteristics.
    4. State the clinical usefulness and limitations of TCD and TCI techniques
    5. Apply TCD/TCI interpretation criteria

    Clinical Applications for Transcranial Doppler - Part I

    1. Recognize subarachnoid hemorrhage and associated vasospasm
    2. Identify critical vasospasm of MCA and Basilar arteries
    3. Demonstrate understanding of Arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
    4. Outline the importance of vasomotor reactivity and applications

    Clinical Applications for Transcranial Doppler - Part II

    1. List TCD applications in traumatic head injury
    2. Identify flow patterns with cerebral circulatory arrest
    3. Recognize auditory and visual characteristics of microembolic events (MEE)
    4. State the criteria to identify MEE

    Clinical Applications for Transcranial Doppler - Part III

    1. Identify collateral flow patterns in cerebrovascular disease
    2. Outline the cahnges in hemodynamics asociated with carotid disease and intracranial stenosis
    3. Identify criteria for measuring intracranial stenosis
    4. Differentiate flow patterns between intracranial stenosis and occlusion

    Clinical Applications for Transcranial Doppler - Part IV

    1. Identify Sickle Cell disease and associative hemodynamics
    2. State the scanning techniques that vary with the pediatric population
    3. Apply TCD techniques to identify foramen ovale (PFO)
    4. State the grading scale when identifying PFO
    5. Identify embolic shower during PFO procedure
    6. Outline billing and reimbursement for TCD

    Method of Participation:

    This enduring material (online course) is a combination of streaming video, recommended reading, and web-based quizzes. The estimated time of completion for this course is 7.00 hours.

    Hardware/Software:

    This enduring material requires a personal computer or internet-enabled device with an active connection (high-speed/broadband). An internet browser with the Adobe® Flash® plug-in for audio/video playback.

    To receive a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ you should:

    View the presentations for this online course in its entirety.

    1. Read the course information summary document fully.
    2. Complete the requirements (video, reading, etc.) for each of the course modules.
    3. Complete each of the quizzes for each module and obtain a passing score (70%).
    4. Click the Apply/Claim CME credit link.
    5. Complete the course evaluation.
    6. Affirm your participation and credit value(s) for program(s).
    7. Print your certificate.

    Faculty & Disclosures:

    Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

    Introduction to Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound
    Clinical Applications for Transcranial Doppler  - Part I
    Clinical Applications for Transcranial Doppler  - Part II
    Clinical Applications for Transcranial Doppler  - Part III
    Clinical Applications for Transcranial Doppler  - Part IV

    Donalee Davis, CNRN
    Ultrasound Consultant
    Lower Burrell, PA
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Doppler Physics and Color Fundamentals
    Lori Green, BA, RT, RDCS, RDMS, RVT
    President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc., 
    St Pete Beach, FL
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose

    Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content

    In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

    James Mateer, MD, RDMS
    (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
    Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS
    (Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
    Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
    Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose

    Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
    (Program Director-planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
    President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.,
    St Pete Beach, FL
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose

    Theresa Jorgensen, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
    (Program Manager-planner & Content Reviewer, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
    Program Manager, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.,
    St Pete Beach, FL
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    All presentations for this enduring material were reviewed and approved by members of the Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to final material compilation.

    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™:

    The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Release Date: Decmber 5, 2013
    Approved for credit through: December 5, 2016

    This product also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS.

    Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.

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  • Description:  

    The Introduction to Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound online course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to peripheral vascular sonography and a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret vascular ultrasound examinations. The participant will identify the essentials for establishing scan protocols, and experienced faculty will guide you through upper and lower extremity anatomy and vascular Duplex/Color flow characteristics.

    This self-directed course has ten modules and includes recommended reading assignments, online video lectures, case presentations, post-activity quizzes and related online interactive activities.

    Modules:

    1. Doppler Physics and Color Fundamentals
    2. Introduction to Lower Extremity Venous Imaging: Anatomy & Hemodynamics
    3. Introduction to Lower Extremity Venous Imaging: Scan Protocol and Imaging
    4. Evaluation of Venous Insufficiency and Pre-Operative Vascular Mapping
    5. Ultrasound Evaluation of Upper Extremity Venous System
    6. Introduction to Lower Extremity Arterial Anatomy and Physiology
    7. Introduction to Lower Extremity Arterial Physiologic Testing
    8. Color Duplex Imaging: Lower Extremity Arteries
    9. Duplex Evaluation for Aneurysms/Pseudo-aneurysms and Evaluation of Arterial Bypass Grafts
    10. Arterial Evaluation of the Upper Extremities

    Enrollment is valid for 6 months (180 days), and begins when the user is enrolled.

    Bonus: Two month extension granted for participants who attend either the regularly scheduled GUI Scanning Skills Workshop or a customized OnSite Hands-On/Scan only Workshop

    Hands-On: The participant(s) may choose to coordinate scanning instruction from a medical professional at their facility or select one of the following GUI options:

    1. Regularly Scheduled Scanning Skills Workshop.
    2.  Coordinate an OnSite Hands-On/Scan only Workshop (requires 5 or more participants).

    Target Audience:

    Sonographers, physicians, PAs & other medical professionals performing and/or interpreting non-invasive vascular testing for venous and arterial disease. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) those involved with: internal medicine, radiology, vascular surgery, family practice, emergency medicine & critical care.

    Purchase Techniques in Noninvasive Vascular Diagnosis at gcus.com

    Course ReadingWe recommend this resource as a supplemental learning tool for this course:

    Techniques in NonInvasive Vascular Diagnosis,

    3rd Ed, Daigle, Robert, 2009
    by Robert J. Daigle, BA, RVT, FSVU

    Module Order and Reading Assignments

    No

    Time
    (min)
    CME Recommended
    Reading
    1 Doppler Physics and Color Imaging Fundamentals 99 2.0

    Chapter 1
    Principles of Doppler Ultrasound
    pages 1-22

    2A Ultrasound Evaluation of Lower Extremity Venous:
    Anatomy & Hemodynamics
    31 1.0 Chapter 5 Venous Anatomy and Hemodynamics
    pages 79-80
    2B Ultrasound Evaluation of Lower Extremity Venous: Scanning Protocol & Imaging 58 1.25 Chapter 6 Venous Duplex Imaging: Lower Extremities
    pages 91-112
    3 Evaluation of Venous Insufficiency and Pre-Op Vascular Mapping 36 1.0 Chapter 7Imaging Methods for Venous Insufficiency
    pages 113-126
    4 Ultrasound Evaluation of Upper Extremity Venous 35 1.0 Chapter 8
    Venous Imaging of the Upper Extremities
    pages 127-140
    5a Intro Lower Extremity Arterial Testing:
    Anatomy and Physiology
    33 1.0 Chapter 9
    Arterial Hemodynamics, Anatomy & Physiology
    pages 141-158
    5b Lower Extremity Arterial Testing 65 1.25 Chapter 10 
    Physiologic Arterial Testing: Lower Extremities
    pages 159-198
    5c Intro to Lower Extremity Arterial Duplex/Color Flow Imaging 41 1.0 Chapter 11 
    Color Duplex Imaging: Lower Extremities
    pages 199-208
    6 Duplex Evaluation for Aneurysms/Pseudoaneurysm and Evaluation of Arterial Bypass Grafts 43 1.0 Chapter 12 
    Arterial Bypass Grafts and Stents
    pages 209-224
    7 Arterial Evaluation of Upper Extremities 38 1.0 Chapter 13 
    Arterial Evaluation of the Upper Extremities pages 225-238


     

    Course Objectives by module:

    Upon completion of these enduring materials the viewer should be able to accomplish the following:

    Doppler Physics and Color Imaging Fundamentals

    1. Apply Doppler physics principles and cite the factors affecting the qualitative and quantitative assessment of blood flow.
    2. Optimize system controls for accurate blood flow evaluation using spectral and color Doppler instrumentation.
    3. List the advantages and disadvantages of pulsed wave and continuous wave Doppler instrumentation.
    4. State the specific clinical applications for spectral, color and power Doppler instrumentation.
    5. Identify commonly seen artifacts associated with spectral Doppler, color Doppler and Power Doppler techniques and instrumentation.

    Ultrasound Evaluation of Lower Extremity Venous: Anatomy & Hemodynamics

    1. Identify the lower extremity venous anatomy;

    Ultrasound Evaluation of Lower Extremity Venous: Scanning Protocol & Imaging

    1. Implement routine scan protocols for performing a lower extremity venous evaluation;
    2. Cite normal and abnormal venous Doppler characteristics;
    3. Differentiate sonographic characteristics of acute vs. chronic DVT;
    4. Cite Doppler findings associated with venous reflux

    Evaluation of Venous Insufficiency and Pre-Op Vascular Mapping
    Upon completion of this enduring material, the viewer should be able to accomplish the following:

    1. State the anatomy and pathophysiology associated with venous insufficiency
    2. Outline routine protocols for duplex/color evaluation of venous insufficiency
    3. Perform routine protocols for pre and post-operative mapping protocols for venous interventional techniques
    4. State the implications, applications, contraindications, risk factors, and clinical outcomes associated with common venous therapy techniques
    5. Increase knowledge to perform and/or interpret venous insufficiency duplex/color examinations

    Ultrasound Evaluation of Upper Extremity Venous

    1. Identify the upper extremity venous anatomy
    2. Implement routine scan protocols for performing an upper extremity venous evaluation
    3. Recognize normal and abnormal venous Doppler characteristics
    4. Differentiate sonographic characteristics of acute vs. chronic DVT

    Introduction Lower Extremity Arterial Testing: Anatomy and Physiology
    Upon completion of this enduring material, the viewer should be able to accomplish the following:

    1. Identify lower extremity arterial anatomy and list the arterial wall layers.
    2. Outline fluid dynamics and physical principles associated with lower extremity arterial blood flow.
    3. Compare the effects of vasodilation and vasoconstriction on lower extremity arterial blood flow.
    4. State how arterial disease influences patient symptoms and associate changes in the Doppler waveform characteristics.

    Lower Extremity Physiologic Arterial Testing

    1. List indications for performing a physiologic arterial test
    2. Outline protocols for performing pulse volume recording (PVR), segmental pressures and Doppler waveforms.
    3. State the purpose for performing stress testing for evaluation of lower extremity arterial disease.
    4. Recognize normal and abnormal findings associated with the lower extremity arterial system.
    5. Apply diagnostic criteria for evaluating lower extremity arterial disease using PVR, segmental pressures/Doppler waveforms and stress testing.

    Intro to Lower Extremity Arterial Duplex/Color Flow Imaging

    1. List arterial anatomy associated with performing a duplex/color evaluation of the lower arterial system.
    2. Outline protocols for performing a duplex/color flow examination of the lower extremity arteries.
    3. Recognize normal and abnormal Duplex/color flow findings associated with the lower extremity arterial system.
    4. Apply diagnostic criteria associated with lower extremity arterial disease.

    Duplex Evaluation forAneurysms/Pseudoaneurysm and Evaluation of Arterial Bypass Grafts

    1. Cite the sonographic appearance of an abdominal aortic and popliteal aneurysm;
    2. List the diagnostic criteria for aneurysm evaluation;
    3. List the etiology of pseudo-aneurysm;
    4. Recognize the duplex/color characteristics associated with pseudoaneurysm;
    5. List the treatment options for pseudo-aneurysm, bypass grafts and stents
    6. State the various types of arterial bypass grafts
    7. Outline protocols & diagnostic criteria for duplex/color evaluation of arterial bypass grafts and stents

    Arterial Evaluation of Upper Extremities

    1. Identify the upper extremity arterial anatomy and physiology
    2. Implement routine protocols for performing upper extremity arterial evaluations
    3. Recognize normal and abnormal arterial Doppler characteristics
    4. Recognize ultrasound characteristics of occlusive disease and vasospastic disorders
    5. Outline the pre-operative assessment for radial artery harvest for (CABG) or hemodialysis access placement

    Method of Participation:
    This enduring material is presented as a self-directed online course comprised of a combination of streaming video, recommended reading, and web-based quizzes. The estimated time of completion for this course is 11.50 hours.

    Hardware/Software:
    This enduring material requires a personal computer or internet-enabled device with an active connection (high-speed/broadband). An internet browser with the Adobe® Flash® plug-in for audio/video playback.To receive a maximum of 11.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ you should:

    1. View the presentations for this online course in its entirety.
    2. Read the course information summary document fully.
    3. Complete the requirements (video, reading, etc.) for each of the course modules.
    4. Complete each of the quizzes for each module and obtain a passing score (70%).
    5. Click the Apply/Claim CME credit link.
    6. Complete the course evaluation.
    7. Affirm your participation and credit value(s) for program(s).
    8. Print your certificate.

    Faculty & Disclosures:
    Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

    Introduction to Lower Extremity Venous Imaging: Anatomy & Hemodynamics
    Introduction to Lower Extremity Venous Imaging: Scan Protocol and Imaging
    Evaluation of Venous Insufficiency and Pre-Operative Vascular Mapping
    Ultrasound Evaluation of Upper Extremity Venous System
    Introduction to Lower Extremity Arterial Anatomy and Physiology
    Introduction to Lower Extremity Arterial Physiologic Testing
    Color Duplex Imaging: Lower Extremity Arteries
    Duplex Evaluation for Aneurysms/Pseudo-aneurysms and Evaluation of Arterial Bypass Grafts
    Arterial Evaluation of the Upper Extremities
    Robert J. Daigle, BA, RVT, FSVU
    Ultrasound Consultant - Denver, CO
    Relationships to disclose:
      Summer Publishing: Author/Owner

      Biosound Esaote - Consultant
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Doppler Physics and Color Fundamentals
    Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
    Program Director, President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
    St Pete Beach, FL
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    All presentations for this enduring material were reviewed and approved by members of the Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to final material compilation.

    Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content

    In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

    James Mateer, MD, RDMS
    (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
    Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS
    (Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
    Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
    Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose

    Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
    (Program Director-planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
    President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc., St. Pete Beach, FL
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose

    Theresa Jorgensen, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
    (Program Manager-planner & Content Reviewer, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
    Program Manager, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc., St. Pete Beach, FL
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™:
    The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 11.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Release Date: October 11, 2013
    Approved for credit through: October 11, 2016

    This product also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS.

    Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.

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  • The Vascular Case Studies Review online course has been designed with the interpreting physician in mind. Its main focus is to expose participants to a wide variety of cases in order to improve competence in the diagnosis/interpretation of vascular pathologies.

    Recorded during a live Vascular Case Review program, our expert faculty presents over 100 cases in a “double-read” format. The patient history/physical examination is provided along with the corresponding ultrasound case documentation. Using the online course interactive format participants will answer one or more multiple choice questions pertaining to each case. After submitting the answer to each question, the correct diagnosis will be discussed including correlation with other diagnostic modalities.

    The learner responses to each question are recorded in order to provide a case log report of the exams interpreted. The “double read” case log may be used to meet hospital credentialing, lab accreditation requirements and/or prepare for individual certification.

    Course Objectives
    At the completion of this program, the participant should be able to:

    1. Increase the participants' knowledge and competence to interpret vascular ultrasound examinations.
    2. List routine scan protocols and analyze normal spectral waveform signatures, color characteristics and Doppler measurements in a normal carotid and peripheral vascular examinations.
    3. Recognize abnormal spectral /color Doppler findings seen with carotid, peripheral arterial and venous disease.
    4. Apply diagnostic criteria for evaluation of carotid, peripheral venous and arterial disease.
    5. Interpret routine and complex carotid, peripheral vascular, and abdominal Doppler case studies in an interactive “double-read” format.
    6. Apply diagnostic criteria for interpretation of physiologic arterial examinations.
    7. Recognize normal/abnormal spectral/color Doppler findings associated with Abdominal Vascular disease.
    8. Cite the key elements to include in a structured final report.

    Faculty
    Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

    Robert G. Atnip, MD, RVT, RPVI
    Professor of Surgery and Radiology - Medical Director, Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory
    Penn State Vascular Institute, Penn State University – College of Medicine,
    Hershey, PA
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Dennis Bandyk, MD
    Professor of Surgery, Director of Vascular Surgery Division
    University of California - San Diego, San Diego, CA
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Marsha M. Neumyer, BS, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU, FAIUM
    International Director, Vascular Diagnostic Educational Services & Vascular Resource Associates
    Harrisburg, PA
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to final material compilation.

    Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
    In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

    James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner)
    Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS (Member of Advisory Board)
    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
    Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
    (Program Director - planner & reviewer)
    President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Theresa Jorgensen, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
    (Program Manager - planner & reviewer)
    Program Manager, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Method of Participation (Online courses)
    Online. This enduring material is presented as an online program and web-based quizzes.
    The estimated time of completion for this enduring materials is 15.0 hours.

    Hardware/Software:
    A personal computer or internet-enabled device with an active connection is required for viewing the materials, performing the CME quiz and certificate processing.

    To receive a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ you should:

    1. View the presentations for this enduring material in its entirety.
    2. Complete the post-activity quiz with a passing score of at least 70%.
    3. Click the link to "Apply for CME Credit"
    4. Complete a product evaluation.
    5. Print your certificate.

    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Term of Enduring Material
    Release date: May 3, 2013
    This edition valid for credit through: May 3, 2016

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Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging

Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging course in St. Pete Beach, FL
June 2-6, 2014
October 13-17, 2014

Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color-Flow Imaging

The Intro to Carotid and Duplex/Color Flow Imaging and Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound hands-on course is a live, five-day program designed to provide a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret carotid and peripheral vascular ultrasound examinations.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the ASRT for 37 Category A continuing education credit.

Note: ASRT credits are accepted by the ARRT as Category A credits.

Register Today

The Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging and Peripheral Vascular hands-on ultrasound training is taught by leading vascular specialists and includes lectures, interactive case studies, pathology simulation, and extensive hands- on training, featuring a 3:1 hands-on ratio using live models. Program topics include anatomy/physiology, scan protocols/techniques, and normal & abnormal duplex/color flow characteristics of the carotid, peripheral venous and arterial systems.

The Carotid and Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound protocols are taught in accordance with AIUM and IAC guidelines. In addition, a comprehensive review of diagnostic criteria and the incorporation of over 145+ interactive case studies for cerebrovascular, upper and lower extremity venous and arterial disease are also provided. Hands-on training targets not only Carotid and Peripheral Vascular duplex/color flow imaging, but also offers indirect arterial testing methods and diagnostic criteria.

This intensive hands-on carotid duplex/color flow imaging program provides the training needed to immediately begin integrating the newly acquired skills into clinical practice.

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