The Neurovascular Ultrasound courses present the anatomy, pathophysiology and hemodynamics regarding the extracranial and intracranial cerebral circulation.
Carotid duplex sonography, color-flow imaging, carotid intima-media thickness measurement, transcranial Doppler (TCD), embolus detection and new developments in ultrasonographic methods are presented during both lectures and hands-on scanning lab sessions. The emphasis is on clinical applications, case examples and principles of interpretation.
The courses are designed as a one-week curriculum, and participants are encouraged to attend for the entire week. However, the first part of the week focuses on principles, physics and extracranial carotid sonography, while the latter part of the week focuses on TCD. Either part may be attended separately.
Charles H. Tegeler IV, MD, Director
At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be better able to:
- Discuss key principles of ultrasound physics, technology and anatomy as applied to neurovascular testing.
- Describe hemodynamics and pathophysiology of the cerebral circulation, and alterations relevant to patients with stroke, cerebrovascular disease (including sickle cell disease [SCD]), vasospasm and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
- List clinical indications for neurovascular testing, particularly as related to patients with stroke, cerebrovascular disease, SCD, vasospasm and TBI.
- Discuss the integrated role for neurovascular ultrasound in the management of patients with stroke, cerebrovascular disease, vasospasm and TBI, and potential benefits to improve patient safety and outcomes.
- Discuss criteria for interpretation of neurovascular ultrasound studies.
- Describe key aspects of ongoing quality improvement in a neurovascular service.
- Demonstrate the hands-on ability to successfully identify pathology within key arterial segments in the extracranial circulation (CCA, BIF, ICA, ECA, VA) and to obtain Doppler velocity measurements from those segments.
- Demonstrate the hands-on ability to identify key intracranial arterial segments using TCD (MCA, ACA, PCA, VA, BA) and to obtain Doppler velocity measurements from those segments.
Upcoming Course Dates
September 9-13, 2019
Online registration coming soon