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GCUS Introduction to Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound 2022 (VIDEOS)



Introduction to Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound Online Course is the first step in obtaining a strong foundation to begin performing and/or interpreting peripheral vascular duplex/color flow & indirect PV ultrasound examinations. The peripheral vascular ultrasound protocols are taught in accordance with AIUM and IAC guidelines.

Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform and/or interpret upper and lower Peripheral Vascular ultrasound examinations.
Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the upper & lower extremity venous and arterial systems into the venous & arterial duplex and physiologic testing examinations.
Cite Doppler/color physics and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls and/or (physicians) utilize this information for recognizing technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis.
Perform routine scan protocols, and document Doppler waveforms for lower extremity arterial and venous evaluations of the upper and lower extremity.
Differentiate normal/abnormal imaging, spectral Doppler and color characteristics for identifying arterial and venous disease.
State the indications and applications of indirect testing methods for lower arterial disease.
Demonstrate vein mapping techniques to identify suitability as a potential arterial bypass graft.
Perform routine scan protocols and document Doppler waveforms for venous evaluation of the lower extremities, including pre and post vein ablation evaluation.
State the role of ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of venous insufficiency.
Perform evaluation for venous insufficiency and patency of perforators for vein therapy treatment.
Cite the sonographic appearance of an abdominal aortic and popliteal aneurysm.
List the diagnostic criteria for aneurysm evaluation.
List the etiology of pseudo-aneurysm.
Recognize the duplex/color characteristics associated with pseudoaneurysm

Sonographers, physicians, physician assistants and other medical professionals involved with performing and/or interpreting peripheral vascular ultrasound examinations. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) those involved with internal medicine, cardiology, radiology, neurology, general/vascular surgery, and primary care.


Doppler and Color Fundamentals
Venous Anatomy, Scan Techniques and Normal Characteristics
Duplex/Color Evaluation of Upper and Lower Extremity DVT
Duplex/Color Evaluation of Venous Insufficiency
Duplex/Color Evaluation for Venous Ablation Procedures
Arterial Anatomy and Physiology
Direct Testing and Duplex/Color Flow Imaging for Upper and Lower Extremity Arterial Examinations
Ultrasound Evaluation of Arterial Bypass Grafts
Evaluation of Aortic Aneurysm, Popliteal Aneurysm
Pseudo-Aneurysm & Thrombin Injection Techniques

Reviewed for content accuracy: 5/22/2022
This edition valid for credit through: 5/22/2023