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Master Course

Basic ultrasound principles

Master the essential knowledge and skills to be able to use an ultrasound machine.

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Learn fundamentals of probes, U/S controls and image optimisation.

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Course contains over 100 e-booklet slides and 2 video lectures.

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Earn 4 CME credits & certificate of completion.

Master Course

Basic ultrasound principles

Master the essential knowledge and skills to be able to use an ultrasound machine.

R

Learn fundamentals of probes, U/S controls and image optimisation.

R

Course contains over 100 e-booklet slides and 2 video lectures.

R

Earn 4 CME credits & certificate of completion.

Course includes

  • 2 videos
  • 4 e-booklets containing over 100 slides
  • 1 quiz

Course length

  • Estimated 4 hours or more to cover videos, slides & quiz.
  • Self-paced learning. 
  • Access to this course is for 12 months from date of purchase.

Access anywhere

  • Mobile friendly. Learn on-the-go.
  • Access on PC, phone or tablet.

Course includes

  • 2 videos
  • 4 e-booklets containing over 100 slides
  • 1 quiz

Course length

  • Estimated 4 hours or more to cover videos, slides & quiz.
  • Self-paced learning. 
  • Access to this course is for 12 months from date of purchase.

Access anywhere

  • Mobile friendly. Learn on-the-go.
  • Access on PC, phone or tablet.

Sample course material

course preview

e-booklet slides

video lectures

COURSE INFO:

Why do I need this course?

Vascular ultrasound has become the preferred test and often the definitive test for the diagnosis, screening and surveillance of vascular diseases. The increasing reliance on vascular ultrasound imaging for vascular disease management, demands that healthcare professionals learn the skills to perform these investigations. Before being able to make any diagnosis with ultrasound, the foundation of vascular ultrasound must be mastered.

What questions does this course answer?

How do I scan blood vessels? What transducer should I use to assess the abdominal aorta? What transducer should I use to assess femoral veins? How do I differentiate an artery from a vein? When should I use B-mode image? How do I avoid colour flow Doppler aliasing? How do I measure blood flow velocities with pulsed wave Doppler? These are just some of the questions you will be able to answer at the end of this course.

Aim of the course

This Master course on Basic Ultrasound Principles will give you a comprehensive understanding on how to use the ultrasound machine, insonate blood vessels and correctly use the different ultrasound modes.

Course key points

  • Types of transducer (linear, curvilinear and phased arrays)
  • Scanning planes in vascular ultrasound (transverse and longitudinal views)
  • B-mode and optimisation of greyscale images
  • Colour flow Doppler and optimisation (colour scale adjustment, flow direction)
  • Pulsed wave Doppler and optimisation
  • Angle of insonation adjustment
  • How to use the ultrasound scanner controls

COURSE INFO:

Why do I need this course?

Vascular ultrasound has become the preferred test and often the definitive test for the diagnosis, screening and surveillance of vascular diseases. The increasing reliance on vascular ultrasound imaging for vascular disease management, demands that healthcare professionals learn the skills to perform these investigations. Before being able to make any diagnosis with ultrasound, the foundation of vascular ultrasound must be mastered.

What questions does this course answer?

How do I scan blood vessels? What transducer should I use to assess the abdominal aorta? What transducer should I use to assess femoral veins? How do I differentiate an artery from a vein? When should I use B-mode image? How do I avoid colour flow Doppler aliasing? How do I measure blood flow velocities with pulsed wave Doppler? These are just some of the questions you will be able to answer at the end of this course.

Aim of the course

This Master course on Basic Ultrasound Principles will give you a comprehensive understanding on how to use the ultrasound machine, insonate blood vessels and correctly use the different ultrasound modes.

Course key points

  • Types of transducer (linear, curvilinear and phased arrays)
  • Scanning planes in vascular ultrasound (transverse and longitudinal views)
  • B-mode and optimisation of greyscale images
  • Colour flow Doppler and optimisation (colour scale adjustment, flow direction)
  • Pulsed wave Doppler and optimisation
  • Angle of insonation adjustment
  • How to use the ultrasound scanner controls

Sample course material

course preview

e-booklet slides

video lectures

SYLLABUS

  1. Transducers and Scanning Planes

1. Transducers and Scanning Planes

2. Transducers and Scanning Planes

In this section you will learn about the different types of transducers available on an ultrasound machine, how to hold and manoeuvre the transducer and the different scanning planes used to image blood vessels.

  1. Ultrasound Modes and Controls

1. B-mode and Doppler Modes

2. B-mode Controls and Knobology

3. Doppler Controls and Knobology

4. Modes and Controls

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Quiz: Section 1 & 2

In this section you will learn the different ultrasound modes (B-mode, colour Doppler flow and pulsed wave Doppler), how and when to use them, how to use the ultrasound machine control panel and how to optimise an ultrasound image.