Course Directors:

Jorge Soto, MD
Professor of Radiology,
Boston University School of Medicine

O. Clark West, MD, FACR
Professor and Vice Chair,
Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging,
The University of Texas Health Science Center at
Houston Medical School

Manickam “Nicks” Kumaravel, MD
Director, Musculoskeletal Imaging,
Sports, Orthopedic and Emergency Imaging,
The University of Texas Health Science Center at
Houston Medical School

Douglas S. Katz, MD, FACR
Director, Body CT and
Vice Chair, Department of Radiology,
Winthrop-University Hospital
Professor of Clinical Radiology,
SUNY at Stony Brook

Continuing Education

5 Days




Course Overview

This 5-day Vascular Ultrasound course is designed for sonographers, echocardiographers, interventional technologists and physicians seeking intensive training on the essential aspects of vascular ultrasound. This course provides an opportunity to complement the professional’s existing skills with non-invasive vascular examination techniques. The course begins with a review of the basic physical principles of gray scale imaging and Doppler ultrasound including discussions on instrumentation and methods that are used to optimize the quality of diagnostic data obtained by the use of gray scale ultrasound as well as color, power and spectral Doppler modes. Specific applications are then addressed beginning with a review of the relevant anatomy and physiology followed by in-depth presentations on examination techniques, protocols and diagnostic criteria. The specific applications that will be addressed include: Extra-cranial cerebrovascular, abdominal and retroperitoneal (including large vessels as well as organs), and peripheral arterial and venous imaging and non-imaging assessments.

The didactic course work for each application will be complemented by supervised scanning sessions conducted in small groups using live models and experienced instructors on a variety of ultrasound systems. Additional topics covered in the course will include recent advances in technology, practice issues as well as quality assurance measures. This course would also be appropriate for preparing for the registry in vascular ultrasound (RVT). Ample time will be provided each day for interactive discussions and questions.

Target Attendees:

# of participants:
Maximum 20