2021 Noninvasive Vascular Imaging - A CME Teaching Activity

Release Date
09/15/21

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 17.0

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About This CME Teaching Activity
This CME activity offers a comprehensive review of recent developments and issues in noninvasive vascular imaging. Faculty discuss state-of-the-art ultrasound and Doppler techniques used to evaluate the abdominal and peripheral arterial and venous vascular systems. In addition, diagnostic pearls and pitfalls, associated with noninvasive vascular imaging are discussed.

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About This CME Teaching Activity
This CME activity offers a comprehensive review of recent developments and issues in noninvasive vascular imaging. Faculty discuss state-of-the-art ultrasound and Doppler techniques used to evaluate the abdominal and peripheral arterial and venous vascular systems. In addition, diagnostic pearls and pitfalls, associated with noninvasive vascular imaging are discussed.

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This CME Activity is intended and designed to offer educational opportunities to radiologists, vascular surgeons, cardiologists, sonographers, and other clinicians interested in learning more about noninvasive vascular ultrasound.

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At the completion of this CME teaching activity, you should be able to:
  • Discuss the newest techniques in the noninvasive diagnosis of endovascular disease, including venous and carotid imaging.
  • Assess new developments in vascular imaging.
  • Discuss the utility of ultrasound and Doppler imaging when used to evaluate the aorta, carotid arteries, and peripheral vascular system.
  • Utilize ultrasound to evaluate abdominal transplants, endostents, bypass grafts and dialysis fistula.
  • Utilize ultrasound to evaluate the venous system of the upper and lower extremities.
  • Describe the appropriate role of ultrasound in the evaluation of the renal, mesenteric and hepatic arteries.
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Esther S.H. Kim, M.D., MPH, RPVI
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute
Nashville, TN
 
John S. Pellerito, M.D., FACR, FAIUM, FSRU
Vice Chair, Education
Department of Radiology, Northwell Health
Professor, Departments of Radiology and Science Education
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Hempstead, NY
 
Patricia A. (Tish) Poe, BA, RVT, FSVU
Vascular Ultrasound Educator and Consultant
Athens, GA
 
Joseph F. Polak, M.D., MPH, FACR, FAIUM
Director, Ultrasound Reading Center
Professor of Radiology, Tufts University School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA
 
Margarita Revzin, M.D.,MS, FAIUM
Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
 
R. Eugene Zierler, M.D., RPVI
Professor of Surgery
University of Washington School of Medicine
Medical Director, D. E. Strandness Jr. Vascular Laboratory
University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA
 

Session 1


Doppler Blood Flow Imaging and Spectral Analysis
John S. Pellerito, M.D., FACR, FAIUM, FSRU
 
Hemodynamics of Vascular Disease
Joseph F. Polak, M.D., MPH
 
Doppler Waveform Interpretation
Esther S.H. Kim, M.D., MPH, RPVI
 
Carotid Artery Protocols
Patricia A. (Tish) Poe, BA, RVT, FSVU

Session 2


Technical Tricks and Tips for Carotid Evaluation
Patricia A. (Tish) Poe, BA, RVT, FSVU
 
Interpreting the Carotid Examination: Stenosis Grading
Joseph F. Polak, M.D., MPH
 
Challenging Carotid Cases 
Margarita Revzin, M.D., MS, FAIUM

Session 3


Carotid Duplex - Beyond Atherosclerosis
Esther S.H. Kim, M.D., MPH, RPVI
 
Duplex Evaluation after Carotid Endarterectomy and Carotid Stenting
R. Eugene Zierler, M.D., RPVI

Session 4


How to Interpret Difficult and Uncommon Carotid Findings
John S. Pellerito, M.D., FACR, FAIUM, FSRU
 
Vascular Complications of COVID-19 Infection
Margarita Revzin, M.D., MS, FAIUM
 
The Other Carotid Criteria (CCA, ECA,Vertebrals)
R. Eugene Zierler, M.D., RPVI

Session 5


Technique and Protocols for Venous Examination
Patricia A. (Tish) Poe, BA, RVT, FSVU
 
Pathophysiology of Extremity Venous Disease
Joseph F. Polak, M.D., MPH
 
Sonographic Diagnosis of Extremity DVT
Margarita Revzin, M.D., MS, FAIUM
 
Chronic Venous Disease and Venous Ablation
Joseph F. Polak, M.D., MPH

Session 6


Physiologic Testing in Peripheral Arterial Disease
R. Eugene Zierler, M.D., RPVI
 
Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Sonography (WRMSDS)
Patricia A. (Tish) Poe, BA, RVT, FSVU

Session 7


Peripheral Arterial Duplex Criteria
John S. Pellerito, M.D., FACR, FAIUM, FSRU
 
Upper Extremity Arterial Duplex
Esther S.H. Kim, M.D., MPH, RPVI
 
Assessment of Peripheral Arterial Pathologies
Margarita Revzin, M.D., MS, FAIUM

Session 8


Evaluation and Treatment of Pseudoaneurysms and Arteriovenous Fistulas
John S. Pellerito, M.D., FACR, FAIUM, FSRU
 
Follow-up of Peripheral Arterial Bypass Grafts and Stents
R. Eugene Zierler, M.D., RPVI
 
Duplex Evaluation of Dialysis Access
Patricia A. (Tish) Poe, BA, RVT, FSVU
 
Interesting Vascular Cases
Esther S.H. Kim, M.D., MPH, RPVI

Session 9


Ultrasound Assessment of the Abdominal Aorta
Joseph F. Polak, M.D., MPH
 
Duplex Follow-up of EVAR
R. Eugene Zierler, M.D., RPVI
 
Renal Artery Duplex Examination
Esther S.H. Kim, M.D., MPH, RPVI
 
Doppler Evaluation of the Mesenteric Arteries
Margarita Revzin, M.D., MS, FAIUM

Session 10


Doppler Evaluation of Portal Hypertension
John S. Pellerito, M.D., FACR, FAIUM, FSRU
 
Examination of Renal Transplants
Margarita Revzin, M.D., MS, FAIUM
 
Vascular Applications of Ultrasound Contrast Agents
John S. Pellerito, M.D., FACR, FAIUM, FSRU