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Ultrasound Physics Simplified

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-136

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In order to perform an adequate duplex ultrasound, a basic understanding of ultrasound physics is necessary. Memorization of mathematical formulas and equations is not really necessary. Understanding basic concepts allows for proper utilization of the technology and recognition of potential shortcomings, artifacts and other sources of error. This presentation provides fundamental overview of many of the most important physics concepts presented in a practical manner. The author has performed diagnostic ultrasound for more than 35 years and teaches extensively throughout the US and internationally. This presentation is distilled from this experience.

Course Objectives

  • Learn various properties of ultrasound waves
  • Know the types of attenuation
  • Understand the Doppler equation and how it impacts our studies
  • Recognize the importance of angle of incidence
  • Learn types of resolution
  • Understand what you are looking at in an ultrasound image
  • Use the technology to its fullest
  • Appreciate shortcomings in the technology
  • Recognize artifacts and avoid errors

Total Estimated time for Course Completion: 55"    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, 2017     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2018

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: 
4.25
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What does this knob do for my image?

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-124

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This highly practical presentation ties basic ultrasound physics to the duplex scanner controls that impact and govern those principles. Presented is a basic overview of the primary physical principles that ultimately determine what is visualized on an ultrasound image and how adjustments affect the ultrasound image to not only its optimization but potential detriment if not utilized correctly.

Objectives

  • Identify which knobs are frequently used for enhancing the 2D image, color Doppler, and pulsed Doppler during a venous duplex examination
  • Describe the adjustments made to optimize the image and color/Doppler
  • Explain what happens to the 2D image, color Doppler, and pulsed Doppler when adjusting the settings

Total Estimated Time Required for Completion: 31"     CME: 0.5 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: August 28, 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.  

$20.00
Rated: 
4.714285
Additional Suggested Courses: 

Basic Function and Hemodynamics of the Lower Extremity Venous System

SKU:
STANDARDCOURSE-120

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In order to perform an adequate duplex ultrasound evaluation for venous insufficiency, an understanding of venous hemodynamics is critical. This presentation provides solid overview of venous hemodynamics from the perspective of duplex evaluation. Anatomy forms the basis of hemodynamic function, particularly with regards to the various tissue and muscular compartments and this topic is reviewed. Hemodynamic principles such as flow and pressure relationships are covered in some detail including dynamic and hydrostatic pressure. Venous valves, various muscular pumps, and anatomic relationships and how these factors work together to overcome gravity as also discussed. 

Objectives

  • Review lower extremity venous anatomy, especially with regards to tissue and muscle compartment
  • Learn basic principles regarding to pressure and flow relationships
  • Understand how gravity affects venous return
  • Distinguish the difference between dynamic and hydrostatic pressure and their relationships
  • Learn venous valve function
  • Appreciate the role of the muscular pumps in lower extremity venous return
  • Review the physiologic impact of system dysfunction

Estimated Time for Course Completion: 75"   CME: 1.25 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, 2017     Termination Date for Completion of CME Credit: September 1, 2018

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: 
4.25