Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound
The Peripheral Vascular courses describe how ultrasound is applied to the detection and evaluation of disorders affecting extremity and abdominal blood vessels. Anatomy and physiology of the circulation is covered, along with the signs and symptoms of peripheral vascular disease. An overview of ultrasound and Doppler physics is included. Scanning labs address technical skills for the novice and those with experience with ultrasound imaging, and concentrate upon duplex and color flow Doppler modalities. (Carotid artery disease is addressed in the Neurovascular courses.) With an emphasis on the interpretation of test results, this course has been designed as one for physicians, general/cardiac sonographers and vascular technologists.
Terence N. Needham, RVT, FSVU, Director and Coordinator
At the conclusion of this continuing medical education activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Recognize the prevalence of peripheral vascular disease in the general population and the signs and symptoms of its effects upon the vasculature.
- Select the most appropriate peripheral vascular study according to the patient’s signs and symptoms, incorporating an appreciation of the limitations of each testing modality.
- Interpret the results from noninvasive peripheral vascular studies and differentiate true information from artifactual.
CME Credits: 25
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 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.