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GCUS Introduction to Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound 2019 (VIDEOS)



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. Enrollment is valid for 12 months (365 days) and begins the moment the participant is enrolled. Extend your online course access another 3 months with the addition of an onsite hands-on workshop or registration for a regularly scheduled GCUS scan workshop.

Increase participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret TCD/TCI examinations.
Demonstrate standard scan techniques for performing a TCD and TCI exam.
Recognize normal and abnormal intracranial Doppler spectral waveform characteristics.
Apply diagnostic criteria for TCD/TCI interpretation.
State the clinical applications and limitations of TCD/TCI examinations.
Increase knowledge and confidence to integrate the skills learned in a clinical setting.

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.


Doppler Principles/Doppler Equation
Doppler Interrogation Angle
Doppler Instrumentation: Pulsed Wave, Continuous Wave, Color Doppler, Power Doppler
Doppler Artifacts
Optimization of Doppler/Color Controls
Analyzing the Color Doppler Information
Power Doppler Indications and Applications
TCD Neuroanatomy
Normal Flow Characteristics & Velocity Ranges
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Aneurysm Rupture
Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
Cerebral Circulatory Arrest
TCD/Cerebrovascular Disease: Stenosis, Emboli Monitoring, Collateral Competency
Sickle Cell Disease
TCD Examination Techniques
Traumatic Head Injuries
Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)

Reviewed for content accuracy: 8/29/2019
This edition valid for credit through: 8/29/2022


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