Vascular Ultrasound

An Interactive Review

Earn up to 15 CME

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Vascular US Modules Included

  • Ultrasound Physics
  • Aorta
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Peripheral Arteries
  • Peripheral Veins

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  • 3D Reconstruction of the Heart


    This is a comprehensive Self-Study program for Radiologists and Cardiologists to maintain credentials, sit for the RPVI exam as well as update their interpretive skills. These materials will be presented in an on-line format where the student will evaluate didactic material, images and animations relevant to the study of Vascular Ultrasound.

    Each course topic concludes with an interactive quiz to guage the learner's retention of the materials presented.

    Disclosures: All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they do not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Additional Course Information

1) Understand the basic physics of ultrasound and Doppler imaging
2) Identify the normal the cerebrovascular anatomy
3) Identify normal anatomy and flow dynamics of a carotid ultrasound
4) Describe plaque characteristics, grade stenosis, and identify pathology
5) Understand the normal arterial and venous flow physiology
6) Interpret a lower extremity venous ultrasound exam
7) Evaluate the upper and lower extremity arteries with duplex imaging and physiologic testing for stenosis and occlusion
8) Evaluate the upper and lower extremity veins with duplex imaging and physiologic testing for venous reflux and thrombosis
9) Know the possible contraindications to ultrasound exam interpretation relative to gender, age, weight, and comorbidities
10) Evaluate a dialysis access fistulas and grafts
11) Discuss the role of manufactured contrast with B-Mode and Doppler imaging

Ultrasound has an important role for the non-invasive detection and surveillance of vascular disease. Evolving recommendations and regulations for accreditation, new evolving ultrasound technologies have created variability in protocol and interpretation of the vascular ultrasound exam. This learning experience is designed to ensure sonographers and interpreting physicians are up to date with best practice recommendations.

We have developed several educational modules that are based on recent literature and practice guideline recommendations that are intended to close a gap in performing, understanding, and interpreting vascular ultrasound.

Steven Mottl, D.O.
Director of Clinical Education
MD Training @home, LLC
Board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Subspecialty board certification: Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Imaging

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and MD Training @home. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM(pending). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Current CME Approval Period: 12/3/2020 to 12/2/2022
Date of Last Review: 12/2/2020
Original Release Date: 12/5/2018

UA Continuing Medical Education
PO Box 245121
Tucson, AZ, 85724-5121
FAX (520)626-2427

Each module of this course consists of two online components: Didactics and Quizzing. All materials are presented in an on-line format and participants will interact with the content within MD Training @home's web based eLearning environment. The program requires no specialized connection or software and supports all major browsers on PC and Mac platforms.