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Advanced Ultrasound Courses

May Thurner Syndrome - The REAL Story

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-159

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Course Description - This presentation discusses May, Thurner, and the syndrome they described for us a century ago. Description of the abdominal anatomy to include the iliac veins and arteries will be covered. Duplex ultrasound technical caveats along with protocols of how to perform an abdominal venous ultrasound with a focus of the iliac veins with be reviewed. A variety of common and uncommon pathologies and anatomy will be discussed. These entities are explained via a didactic overview with a number of illustrative case studies emphasizing important elements of patient presentation, clinical history, exam performance, interpretation and clinical manifestations.                                                                         

                                                                       

Objectives

  • Describe May Thurner Syndrome
  • Understand who Dr. May and Dr. Thurner are
  • Understand the importance of being able to identify this syndrome with duplex
  • Discuss diagnostic parameters as well as limitations during abdominal venous duplex
  • Identify three “take home” tricks /points

Total Estimated Time Required for Completion: 60"     CME: 1.0 hours

This program is intended for physicians, sonographers, or other allied health professionals. There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation. After viewing this video presentation covering this topic, the participant will be directed to take a quiz testing the knowledge gained. Successful completion with a score of 70% or greater allows access to a course evaluation and finally claiming Continuing Medical Education credit for this activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation however each activity must be completed to allow navigation to the next stage.

Original Date of Release: June 15, 2018      Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2019

System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate.

$30.00
Rated: 
5

Advanced Venous Ultrasound Module

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-158

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This package is designed to expand your knoweldge and understanding of venous disease.  The courses expand upon the basics of venous system physiology and pathophysiology.  While a more advanced level, we have attempted to remain practical and this is knowledge that you will use regularly within the vein center.  

Estimated Time Required for Course Completion: 7 hours      CME: 7.0 hours

Courses Include: 

  • Are We Oblivious to Venous Hemodynamics     0.5 hr
  • Pumps of the Leg     0.50 hr
  • Why Duplex Derived Reflux Times Do NOT Correlate with Disease Severity     0.50 hr
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Popliteal Fossa     1.00 hr
  • Iliacs Galore     1.00 hr
  • May Thurner: The Real Story     1.25 hr
  • Recurrent Varicose Veins     1.00 hr
  • Lower Extremity Venous Pulsatility     1.00 hr

Objectives:

  • Review the physiologic impact of system dysfunction 
  • Review the muscle pumps of the leg 
  • Describe why reflux duration is NOT an indicator of disease severity 
  • Review the typical anatomic features and common pathologies of the popliteal fossa 
  • Understand the importance of knowing the venous anatomy PRIOR to picking up a transducer 
  • Describe how to perform IVC and iliac vein ultrasound examination
  • Understand the importance of being able to identify May Thurner Syndrome with duplex
  • Discuss diagnostic parameters and limitations of iliac compression during abdominal venous duplex
  • Review anatomic variances and their role in recurrent varicose veins 
  • Explore the etiology of pulsatile flow patterns in the venous system 

 

Original Release: June 10, 2018   Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2019

This program is intended for physicians, vascular sonographers, nurses, and other allied health professionals.  There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation. After viewing this video presentation covering the topic, the participant will be directed to take a quiz testing the knowledge gained. Successful completion with a score of 70% or greater allows access to a course evaluation and finally claiming Continuing Medical Education credit for this activity. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Each activity must be completed to allow navigation to the next stage.

System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate. 

$200.00
Rated: 
5
Additional Suggested Courses: 

Iliacs Galore

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-121

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This presentation will begin with an anatomical review of the venous anatomy in the abdomen. We will discuss the limitations that occur during an abdominal venous duplex exam and how to work around them. You will learn how to perform a duplex of the inferior vena cava and iliacs veins with a focus on take home tricks to use on your next abdominal venous exam!

Objectives

  • Understand the anatomy prior to performing an abdominal venous duplex examination
  • Explain the limitations in the pelvis and abdomen
  • Describe how to perform a venous duplex of the inferior vena cava and iliac veins
  • Identify take home tricks to use on your next patient

Total Estimated time for Course Completion: 60"    CME: 1.0 hours

This program is intended for physicians, vascular sonographers, nurses, and other allied health professionals.  There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation. After viewing this video presentation covering the topic, the participant will be directed to take a quiz testing the knowledge gained. Successful completion with a score of 70% or greater allows access to a course evaluation and finally claiming Continuing Medical Education credit for this activity. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation however each activity must be completed to allow navigation to the next stage.

Original Date of Release: September 1, 2015       Reviewed: August 1, 2018     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2019

System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate.

$30.00
Rated: 
4.42857

Ultrasound Evaluation of the Popliteal Fossa

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-137

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The evaluation of the popliteal fossa can be highly challenging for a variety of reasons. Ultrasound is vital as it can accurately define this area and is the diagnostic modality of choice for many of the pathologies in this region. This course provides an overview of both the usual and variable anatomic considerations and the array of pathologic conditions both common and uncommon. In particular, much emphasis is placed on the background, etiology and ultrasound diagnosis of various popliteal entrapment and compression syndromes. The author has performed diagnostic ultrasound for more than 35 years, teaches extensively throughout the US and internationally, and participated in the largest series of patients evaluated for popliteal vein compression ever reported.  

Course Objectives

  • Review the typical anatomic features of the popliteal fossa
  • Learn the common pathologies of this anatomic area including: Popliteal Artery Aneurysm, Popliteal Vein Aneurysm, Cysts of the Popliteal Fossa, Cystic Adventitial Disease, Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrone (PAES), and Popliteal Vein Compression
  • Review the incidence of this pathologies 
  • Learn how to recognzie and test for popliteal vein compression 

Estimated Time for Course Completion: 45" CME hours: 0.75

This program is intended for physicians, vascular sonographers, nurses, and other allied health professionals.  There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation. After viewing this video presentation covering the topic, the participant will be directed to take a quiz testing the knowledge gained. Successful completion with a score of 70% or greater allows access to a course evaluation and finally claiming Continuing Medical Education credit for this activity. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation however each activity must be completed to allow navigation to the next stage.

Original Date of Release: August 28, 2015   Reviewed: August 15, 2018     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 15, 2019

System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate.  

$25.00
Rated: 
4.666665
Additional Suggested Courses: 

Recurrent Varicose Veins

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-129

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This presentation covers an often perplexing problem in the vascular laboratory – a patient presenting with recurrent disease.  A review of the literature is provided covering the incidence and frequent causes of recurrent symptomatic varicose veins following previous intervention. We thoroughly cover common anatomical remnants or patterns encountered on a patient following various previous treatment for venous disease.  There is an anatomical review of accessory saphenous veins, small saphenous veins, and perforating veins as these are often the source of recurrent disease. Neovascularization is also thoroughly explored.   

Objectives

  • Define recurrence and its incidence following previous vein treatments
  • Review anatomic variances and their role in recurrent varicose veins
  • Describe with confidence which vessels are involved in the recurrence
  • Learn typical post saphenous treatment morphologies
  • Differentiate between intra and extra lumenal neovascularization

Total Time Estimated for Completion 60"    CME: 1.0 hours

This program is intended for physicians, sonographers, or other allied health professionals. There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation. After viewing this video presentation covering this topic, the participant will be directed to take a quiz testing the knowledge gained. Successful completion with a score of 70% or greater allows access to a course evaluation and finally claiming Continuing Medical Education credit for this activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation however each activity must be completed to allow navigation to the next stage.

Original Date of Release: August 1, 2015       Reviewed: August 1, 2018     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2019

System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

$25.00
Rated: 
4.333335

Accessory Saphenous, Small Saphenous, and Perforating Veins: Anatomy, Function and Technical Tips for Imaging

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-123

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This presentation will begin with an anatomical review of accessory saphenous veins, the small saphenous vein, and perforating veins. This understanding is critical for performance of a venous duplex exam. You will learn to differentiate accessory saphenous veins from tributaries. The termination of the small saphenous vein and its importance will be thoroughly covered. Finally, the perforating veins will be reviewed with the goal of understanding their true function in the lower extremity venous system and a look at the literature with regards to efficacy of treatments. The overall function of these vessels will be reviewed in order to better understand if intervention can aid in improving venous physiological function. Please note: these topics are also covered by other presentations specific to the vessel in question (see course list) which are somewhat more detailed in their treatment of that subject. It would NOT generally be recommended to take this course AND the individual topics.   Running time: 89"   CME - 1.5 hours

Objectives

  • Provide an anatomical overview
  • Learn nuances of evaluating non-truncal veins
  • Learn the variations of small saphenous termination
  • Introduce the concept of reflux sourcing
  • Consider the potential risks and benefits from treatment of these vessels

Total Estimated Time for Completion: 90"    CME:1.5 hours  

This program is intended for physicians, sonographers, or other allied health professionals. There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation. After viewing this video presentation covering this topic, the participant will be directed to take a quiz testing the knowledge gained. Successful completion with a score of 70% or greater allows access to a course evaluation and finally claiming Continuing Medical Education credit for this activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation however each activity must be completed to allow navigation to the next stage.

Original Date of Release: August 1, 2015     Reviewed: September 1, 2018     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2019

System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate.

 

$25.00
Rated: 
4.7
Additional Suggested Courses: 

Duplex for saphenous ablation: Techniques

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-117

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This presentation will begin with an anatomical review of the lower extremity venous system since this understanding is critical to know prior to the performance of an ablation. You will learn the steps that we take to make the case more efficient. You will learn how to assist during a thermal ablation procedure and identify three take home tricks to be used during your next endothermal venous ablation procedure.  Running Time: 28"    CME  0.5 hours 

Objectives

  • Describe importance of knowing the anatomy prior to assisting in ablation
  • Explain the importance of knowing the steps of the procedure
  • Describe how to assist in a endovenous thermal ablation procedure
  • Identify three take home tricks

Estimated time for Course Completion: 33"   CME: 0.5 hours

This program is intended for physicians, sonographers, or other allied health professionals. There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation. After viewing this video presentation covering this topic, the participant will be directed to take a quiz testing the knowledge gained. Successful completion with a score of 70% or greater allows access to a course evaluation and finally claiming Continuing Medical Education credit for this activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation however each activity must be completed to allow navigation to the next stage.

Original Date of Release: August 1, 2015      Reviewed: August 15, 2018     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2019

System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate.

 

$20.00
Rated: 
4.714285

Imaging of Perforating Veins: Anatomy, Function and Technical Tips

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-116

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This presentation will begin with an anatomical review of the perforating veins.  We demonstrate a number of examples of perforating veins with an emphasis of how to successfully demonstrate these challenging vessels with duplex ultrasound. Much time is spent on the hemodynamics of perforating veins and how they function in the lower extremity venous system. We thoroughly review the literature with regards to efficacy of treatments.  ( Note: this topic is also covered in the presentation entitled, Imaging of Accessory Veins, the Small Saphenous Vein, and Perforating Veins: Technical Tips and Duplex Predictors of Benefit from Intervention. However, more detailed information specific to perforating veins is contained here. It would generally not be recommended to take this course AND the combined presentation.  Running Time:40"    CME - 0.75 hours

Objectives

  • Provide an anatomical overview
  • Learn correct terminology
  • Consider the role of perforating veins in venous hemodynamics
  • Review the history of perforating vein treatment
  • Contemplate the potential risks and benefits from treatment of these vessels

Total Estimated Time for Course Completion: 45"   CME: 0.75 hours

This program is intended for physicians, sonographers, or other allied health professionals. There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation. After viewing this video presentation covering this topic, the participant will be directed to take a quiz testing the knowledge gained. Successful completion with a score of 70% or greater allows access to a course evaluation and finally claiming Continuing Medical Education credit for this activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation however each activity must be completed to allow navigation to the next stage. 

Original Date of Release: August 1, 2015       Reviewed: August 12, 2018     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2019

System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate.

 

Lower Extremity Venous Pulsatility - What Does It Really Mean?

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-108

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A pulsatile spectral waveform in the lower extremity is a common finding. This is commonly attributed to various forms of cardiac dysfunction ranging from congestive heart failure, tricuspid regurgitation, to fluid overload. However, most researchers who have looked at this phenomena have not been able to definitively answer this question. This presentation explores the reason it is seen in the extremities from a hemodynamic perspective. Pulsatile flow can be seen in completely normal individuals and a blanket statement that it is indicative of cardiac dysfunction should probably be abandoned.  Running Time: 42"  

Course Objectives

  • Review venous hemodynamics
  • Explore the etiology of pulsatile flow patterns in the venous system
  • Challenge overly simplistic explanation(s)
  • Create a new thought paradigm

Estimated time for Course Completion: 45"   CME: 0.75 hours

This program is intended for physicians, sonographers, or other allied health professionals. There was no commercial support for this educational product and the author and planning committee have nothing to disclose pertinent to this presentation. After viewing this video presentation covering this topic, the participant will be directed to take a quiz testing the knowledge gained. Successful completion with a score of 70% or greater allows access to a course evaluation and finally claiming Continuing Medical Education credit for this activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation however each activity must be completed to allow navigation to the next stage.

Original Date of Release: August 1, 2015       Reviewed: August 9, 2018     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2019

System Requirements: In order to view this program, you must have a recent internet browser and a video player capable of viewing industry standard MP-4 video. High speed internet connection is recommended. You will also need the ability to view and print PDF files in order to obtain your CME certificate.

 

$20.00
Rated: 
4.5
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