Ultrasound Education

Neurovascular Ultrasound

Neurovascular: May 4-8, 2015
Carotid Only: May 4-6, 2015
Transcranial Doppler Only: May 7-8, 2015

The Basic Neurovascular Ultrasound courses present the anatomy, pathophysiology and hemodynamics regarding extracranial and intracranial cerebral circulation. Carotid duplex sonography, color-flow imaging, carotid intima-media thickness measurement, transcranial Doppler (TCD), embolus detection and new developments in ultrasonographic methods are presented during lectures and hands-on scanning lab sessions. The emphasis is on clinical applications, case examples and principles of interpretation. The courses are designed as a one-week curriculum, and participants are encouraged to attend for the entire week. However, the first three days focus on principles, physics and extracranial carotid sonography, while the last two days focus on TCD. Either part may be attended separately.

Charles H. Tegeler, IV, MD, Director

Learner Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing medical education activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Define the basic principles of ultrasound physics and technology, as well as pertinent anatomy, pathophysiology and hemodynamics regarding extracranial and intracranial cerebral circulation.
  • Discuss indications and applications for extracranial duplex ultrasound, color-flow imaging and transcranial Doppler ultrasound.
  • Discuss criteria for the interpretation of carotid duplex and transcranial Doppler ultrasound studies.

CME Credits: Neurovascular  38  •  Carotid (Only)  23  •  TCD (Only)  15
Fee: Neurovascular $1,750 • Carotid (Only) $1,250 • TCD (Only) $950

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Accreditation: The Wake Forest School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit: The Wake Forest School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 38 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Advanced Neurovascular Interpretation and Review

December 2015

The Advanced Neurovascular Interpretation and Review course is designed for attendees to interpret at least 200 neurovascular ultrasound cases (100 carotid and 100 TCD studies) in a supervised environment. Cases will be presented using video, electronic images or other hard copy results, from which attendees will create a preliminary interpretation. The findings will be discussed, and when possible, compared with the clinical reading. Some unknown cases will be reviewed and submitted for critique. Prior completion of the Neurovascular Ultrasound course (or its equivalent) including hands-on and practical interpretation experience is strongly encouraged.

Charles H. Tegeler, IV, MD, Director

Learner Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing medical education activity, the participant should be
better able to:

  • Discuss criteria for the interpretation of carotid duplex and transcranial Doppler ultrasound studies.
  • Discuss the descriptors of plaque features used for interpretation of B-mode imaging data on carotid duplex ultrasonography.
  • Create a preliminary interpretation of carotid duplex and transcranial Doppler ultrasound examinations.

CME Credits: 40
Fee: $1,750

Printable Registration Form

Accreditation: The Wake Forest School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit: The Wake Forest School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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