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Vascular Ultrasound | The Hands-On Carotid and Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound Course (Dec, 2019)

Dec 14 - 17, 2019   |   Irving, Texas  United States Of America
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Vascular Ultrasound | The Hands-On Carotid and Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound Course 2019 is organized by Keith Mauney & Associates (KMA) Ultrasound Training Institutes and will be held from Dec 14 - 17, 2019 at Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas-Irving-Las Colinas, Irving, Texas, United States of America.

Who Will Benefit:
• Allied Health Professionals
• Sonographers
• Anesthesiologists
• Sonography Students

Overview:

The Definitive Hands-On Course for Your Start in Vascular Ultrasound Imaging

Hands-on intensive vascular ultrasound training with lectures and one-on-one discussion to build the complete ultrasound protocol to acquire and analyze all images.  For all specialties and experience levels.

You'll learn the complete protocols for all aspects of vascular ultrasound imaging, including carotid and vertebral arterial disease (including IMT), DVT, Baker's cyst, venous valvular incompetence, arterial obstruction, graft and stent assessment, renal vascular disease, and vascular access.

We'll practice the protocols repeatedly in the Scan Lab and explain each step, with the clinical implications underlying each one.  After regular class hours, the Scan Lab remains open around the clock for you to practice independently, on yourself or with your peers in class.

The class is small, permitting us to identify and respond to your individual needs at every step.  Every question you have about vascular testing, hemodynamics, or physics is going to be answered.  Even graduates of formal ultrasound programs attend to better understand the clinical relationship of these tests, in preparation for the CCI, ARDMS, and ACR certification exams.

Topics:
• The class is strictly small so we can spend time on the topics we need to cover and all the ones you want to discuss:
• Putting together the complete vascular protocols: from the heart to capillaries and back with nothing left behind.
• The secret to quickly getting every very best vascular ultrasound image without having to think.
• Techniques to overcome body habitus and fat: the things you were never told,
• The one simple thing that will take three years off your learning curve and add a decade to your career.
• Abdominal vascular ultrasound: AAA from the heart to the hips with stops in the mesentery and liver.
• The fastest and most accurate approach to renal artery assessment and renal microvascular perfusion: how to save an hour in the exam and compromise nothing.
• Who can kill the kidneys in 20 minutes and how to prevent it.
• The secret to quickly getting every very best vascular ultrasound image without having to think.
• Blood flow in all the vessels everywhere: what really matters and when it counts most.
• Physiologic testing's complementary (and vital) role in vascular imaging of arterial AND venous disease.
• DVT: the one criterion that counts and knowing when to quit
• Do we go below the knee or not? One leg or both? And why aren't we looking at the abdominal and thoracic IVC?
• The myth of using the ultrasound appearance of a clot to define its age and what to do about it.
• The latest guidelines from the American College of Phlebology on venous valvular incompetence: getting ready for venous closure and beyond.
• How to elicit a complete cardiovascular history without saying a word.
• The 4-vessel protocol for carotid and vertebral artery disease that doesn't miss a thing.
• How to deal with the diagnosis and management of the suspected occluded vessel.
• Update on carotid IMT: what we know, where we're using it, and what the future holds for it.
• Neurology for the vascular sonographer: a brief and memorable overview.
• Introduction to transcranial Doppler and how to dramatically advance your skills on your own.
• Statistics: how to think through Chi-Square Analysis on your own.
• How to analyze and document every pathologic finding: taking the right steps, using the right words.
• How to think your way through any Registry Exam question they could ever ask.
• Next steps: How to maximize your first six months in this new field.

Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

• Perform a complete ultrasound exam of the extracranial carotid and vertebral artery system; make and present all measurements of image and Doppler data.
• Chart the vascular anatomy of the brain from the aorta to the Circle of Willis.
• Describe the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and relate it to the ultrasonic-rendered findings of plaque morphology.
• Discuss the interrelationship of plaque morphology and diameter reduction in the potential induction of TIA and/or stroke.
• Identify and correct image and Doppler artifacts through both machine controls and operator technique. 
• Set up image display controls on any monitor to maximize input dynamic range to output display capability, optimized to the human eye. 
• Make full use of all post-processing controls to amplify soft tissue definition and relate subsequent findings to soft tissue composition.
• Discuss all pertinent rules of hemodynamics and cardiac function applicable to and encountered in the carotid duplex exam.
• Discuss the mythology surrounding the role of each of the following and optimize each for the complete cerebrovascular exam:
   ○ angle of incidence
   ○ angle correction
   ○ beam incidence and input dynamic range
   ○ biplane vs. triplanar imaging
   ○ sample gate (volume) size
   ○ color Doppler vs. achromatic Doppler sensitivity
   ○ diagnosis of total vessel occlusion
   ○ clot echogenicity vs. chronological aging 
   ○ collateral flow
   ○ cardiac function
• Demonstrate proficiency with a stethoscope to elucidate both carotid and orbital bruits and differentiate them from a cardiac source.
• Perform Doppler assessment of any vessel or valve using proper angle correction and display controls to maintain compliance with ICAVL Standards.
• Communicate all findings in a concise summary using standardized terminology; recognize urgent scenarios that require immediate physician attention.
• Acquire and identify Doppler signals from the MCA, ACA and PCA using transcranial Doppler and apply PI, RI, and Doppler timing measurements to each.
• Chart the vascular anatomy and discuss the physiology of the legs and arms from the aorta to the fingers and toes, through the microcirculation, and back to the heart.
• Describe the effects of arterial narrowing on each component of the normal Doppler-recorded cardiac blood flow cycle.
• Perform a complete ultrasound exam of the lower and upper extremity arterial system; make and present all measurements of image and Doppler data.
• Perform and document a complete survey of the lower and upper extremity deep venous systems in cases of suspected DVT and/or venous valvular incompetence.
• Map the greater and lesser saphenous veins of the leg, noting all principal branches communicating with the deep system.
• Document the location(s) and classify the severity of deep and/or superficial venous valvular incompetence from thigh to ankle.
• Chart the vascular anatomy and discuss the physiology of the legs and arms from the aorta to the fingers and toes, through the microcirculation, and back to the heart.
• Perform a complete ultrasound exam of the lower and upper extremity arterial system; make and present all measurements of image and Doppler data.
• Perform and document a complete survey of the lower and upper extremity deep venous systems in cases of suspected DVT and/or venous valvular incompetence
• Map the greater and lesser saphenous veins of the leg, noting all principal branches communicating with the deep system.
• Document the location(s) and classify the severity of deep and/or superficial venous valvular incompetence from thigh to ankle.
• Identify and correct image and Doppler artifacts through both machine controls and operator technique.
• Discuss and clarify the mythology surrounding the role of each of the following; optimize each for the complete peripheral vascular exam:
   ○ angle of incidence and velocity estimation error
   ○ angle correction function and its tolerance
   ○ sample gate (volume) size and its benefits/pitfalls
   ○ color Doppler vs. achromatic vs. power Doppler sensitivity and audio output thresholds
   ○ diagnosis of total vessel occlusion
   ○ thrombus echogenicity and estimated age 
   ○ angioneogenesis and collateral flow
   ○ cardiac function and distal limb perfusion
   ○ nutritive capillary flow and microcirculatory volume
• Perform Doppler assessment of any vessel or valve using proper angle correction and display controls to maintain compliance with ICAVL Standards.
• Quickly locate and affirm the subclavian artery/vein and carotid/IJV for proper vascular access.
• Inspect the aorta from its root, through the arch, and along its abdominal/pelvic course for evidence of an aneurysm or dissection.
• Perform a complete survey of the renal vasculature including the main renal artery and regional microcirculatory flow, documenting both RA/Ao and RI ratios.
• Communicate all findings in a concise summary using standardized terminology; recognize urgent scenarios that require immediate physician attention.
• Discuss freely your special interest topics and prepare to undertake the national certification exam.

 Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

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Contact No. : (972) 353-3200
(800) 845-3484
Email:
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Registration

Registration Type Last Date Price
Individual Price 13 Dec,2019 USD 2500.00
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Venue Address

Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas-Irving-Las Colinas
4300 Wingren Dr
Irving, Texas, United States Of America

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas-Irving-Las Colinas,

4300 Wingren Drive,

Irving, Texas, United States of America 75039,

+1 972-556-0665

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