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Vascular Ultrasound Training Course
Course Overview
This 3-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.
Educational Objectives
At the completion of this seminar,
participants will be able to:
  • Describe how gray scale ultrasound, color flow imaging and spectral Doppler are used in the evaluation of the vascular system.
  • Describe the essential components of a sonographic examination the extracranial cerebrovascular system.
  • List the most common abdominal and retroperitoneal applications of vascular ultrasound imaging.
  • List the characteristics of normal and abnormal peripheral arterial Doppler flow signals.
  • Describe the ultrasound findings of venous thrombosis and the features used to distinguish acute from chronic venous disease.
Locations & Dates
Milwaukee, WI     Oct 9-11, 2015
Milwaukee, WI     Apr 15-17, 2016
Milwaukee, WI     Oct 21-23, 2016

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Summer Publishing LLC, President/Owner
Littleton, Colorado

Nichole Markham, MS, RDMS, RVT, RT(R)
Columbia-St. Mary's Hospital
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Who Should Attend
  • Physicians
  • Sonographers
  • Nurses
  • Interventional Technologists
  • Echocardiographers
  • Technologists
Course Prerequisites
This course is intended for healthcare professionals who already perform and/or interpret other ultrasound-based imaging examinations but desire more in-depth knowledge regarding the use of ultrasound imaging and other assessment techniques for vascular examinations. Prior to attending this course attendees are expected to possess knowledge on the following topics:
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Basic principles of ultrasound physics and instrumentation
  • Fundamental concepts of clinical care and patient safety
The Medical Technology Management Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Technology Management Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commen-
surate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 16205 for 18.00 contact hours.

Continuing Education
This program provides a total of 18.0 credit hours that meet the criteria for SVU-CMEs which are accepted by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers® (ARDMS®), The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for Category A credit, Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) and the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for laboratory accreditation.
Course Schedule
Day One

8:00 am Registration and Coffee
8:30 am Overview of Ultrasound Physics and Doppler Fundamentals
Practical Doppler Principles Review
  • Optimizing spectral Doppler
  • Capabilities and limitations of gray scale and Doppler modes
  • Principles of color and power Doppler
  • Recognizing and correcting artifacts
9:30 am Cerebrovascular Anatomy
  • Hemodynamics
  • Indications
  • Symptoms
10:10 am Informal Discussion and Break
10:20 am Carotid and Vertebral Duplex Exam
  • Methods, protocols and criteria
  • Case studies
12:00 pm Lunch - (on your own)
1:00 pm Introduction to Peripheral Arterial Testing
  • Anatomy, physiology, hemodynamics
  • Symptoms and indications
2:00 pm Hands-on Scanning Lab
  • Carotid and vertebral duplex
3:00 pm Informal Discussion and Break
3:00 pm Hands-on Scanning Lab (continued)
4:30 pm Adjourn for the Day
Day Two

8:00 am Physiologic Testing for Peripheral Arterial Disease-Lower Extremities
  • Pulse volume recording
  • Segmental pressures
  • Doppler waveform recording
  • Exercise stress testing
  • Recommended protocols and reimbursement
9:00 am Color Duples Imaging-Lower Extremities
  • Identifying disease in native vessels
  • Aneurysms and pseudo-aneurysms
  • Bypass graft surveillance/li>
  • Reimbursement-based protocols
10:00 am Informal Discussion and Break
10:10 am Hands-on Scanning Labe for Physiologic Testing and Color Duplex Imaging
12:00 pm Lunch - (on your own)
1:00 pm Upper Extremity Venous Applications
  • Anatomy, physiology and hemodynamics
  • Disease processes, symptomatology and indications for US examinations
  • Ultrasound examination techniques and scanning protocols
  • Dialysis graft assessments
  • Diagnostic criteria
Hands-on Assessments and Scanning
2:40 pm Informal Discussion and Break
2:50 pm Lower Extremity Venous Applications
  • Anatomy, physiology and hemodynamics
  • Disease processes, symptomatology and indications for US examinations
  • Ultrasound examination techniques and scanning protocols
  • Diagnostic criteria
  • Vein mapping
Hands-on Assessments and Scanning
5:30 pm Adjourn for the Day
Day Three

8:00 am Abdominal and Retroperitoneal Applications
  • Anatomy, physiology and hemodynamics
    • aorta
    • liver
    • kidney
  • Disease processes, symptomotology and indications for US examinations
  • Ultrasound examination techniques and scanning protocols
  • Diagnostic criteria
10:00 am Informal Discussion and Break
10:10 pm Scan Protocols - Diagnostic Techniques
11:10 pm Hands-on Scanning
12:30 pm Adjourn Course
All prices for dates in the US are in US dollars.
All prices for dates in Canada are in Canadian dollars.

 ♦ AmountEarly
Techs and Nurses  
Regular Price795.00750.00
Member Price770.00725.00
Regular Price995.00950.00
Member Price970.00925.00
Techs and Nurses  
Regular Price795.00750.00
Member Price770.00725.00
Regular Price995.00950.00
Member Price970.00925.00

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Hotel Information
Milwaukee/Menomonee Falls, WI- October 9-11, 2015
Four Points by Sheraton Milwaukee North Shore
8900 North Kildeer Court
Brown Deer, WI 53209
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Rate: $109.00 per night + Tax Single or Double
Make Reservations No later than September 25th, 2015
Guest Room Rate Includes Complimentary:
*Airport Shuttle from MKE  between the hours of 6AM-10PM
call hotel to reserve- need 48hours notice. If  airport shuttle is needed outside
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*Daily group shuttle to/from course location at MTMI
*Hot Breakfast Buffet Daily
*Hot Appetizers Mon-Thurs 5PM-7PM in 8900 Bar & Bistro
*1 drink coupon per room per stay
*WIFI in guestroom and common areas in hotel
*Bottled water in each guest room
*Use of fitness center, pools and business center
*Microwaves available- request when making reservation
*Shuttle to Bayshore Mall with 48 hours advance notice, based on availability

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