Master Course

Carotid and vertebral arteries

Learn how to conduct an ultrasound examination of the carotid and vertebral arteries.

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Learn scanning protocols, stenosis grading criteria, steal syndrome and much more.

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Course contains 11 e-booklets with over 230 slides and 6 video lectures.

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Earn 9 CME credits & certificate of completion.

Master Course

Carotid and vertebral arteries

Learn how to conduct an ultrasound examination of the carotid and vertebral arteries.

R

Learn scanning protocols, stenosis grading criteria, steal syndrome and much more.

R

Course contains 11 e-booklets with over 230 slides and 6 video lectures.

R

Earn 9 CME credits & certificate of completion.

Course includes

  • 6 videos
  • 11 e-booklets containing over 230 slides
  • 7 quizzes

Course length

  • Estimated 9 hours or more to cover videos, slides & quizzes.
  • 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

  • 6 videos
  • 11 e-booklets containing over 230 slides
  • 7 quizzes

Course length

  • Estimated 9 hours or more to cover videos, slides & quizzes.
  • 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?

Carotid Duplex ultrasonography plays a key role in the management of patients with acute stroke, chronic cerebrovascular disease and patients with cardiovascular diseases. Carotid ultrasound is employed in primary prevention to stratify patients cardio and cerebrovascular risk. In patients after stroke or transit ischemic attack, carotid ultrasound helps to establish the aetiology of the current condition.

What questions does this course answer?

How do I measure intima media thickness? How do I identify and characterise atherosclerotic plaques of the carotid arteries? How do I correctly measure velocities within the carotid arteries? How do I grade a stenosis of the internal carotid artery? How do I identify Subclavian Steal Syndrome (SSS)?

Aim of the course

This Master course on Carotid and Vertebral Arteries will give you a comprehensive understanding on how to identify and quantify disease of the carotid and vertebral arteries.

Course key points

  • How to identify the carotid arteries with ultrasound
  • How to distinguish the external from the internal carotid artery
  • How to characterise atherosclerotic plaques of the carotid arteries
  • How to perform and ultrasound examination of the carotid arteries
  • How to grade a stenosis of the internal carotid artery
  • How to optimise the Doppler velocities measurements
  • How to scan the vertebral arteries
  • How to identify Subclavian Steal Syndrome (SSS)
  • How to report a carotid Duplex examination

COURSE INFO:

Why do I need this course?

Carotid Duplex ultrasonography plays a key role in the management of patients with acute stroke, chronic cerebrovascular disease and patients with cardiovascular diseases. Carotid ultrasound is employed in primary prevention to stratify patients cardio and cerebrovascular risk. In patients after stroke or transit ischemic attack, carotid ultrasound helps to establish the aetiology of the current condition.

What questions does this course answer?

How do I measure intima media thickness? How do I identify and characterise atherosclerotic plaques of the carotid arteries? How do I correctly measure velocities within the carotid arteries? How do I grade a stenosis of the internal carotid artery? How do I identify Subclavian Steal Syndrome (SSS)?

Aim of the course

This Master course on Carotid and Vertebral Arteries will give you a comprehensive understanding on how to identify and quantify disease of the carotid and vertebral arteries.

Course key points

  • How to identify the carotid arteries with ultrasound
  • How to distinguish the external from the internal carotid artery
  • How to characterise atherosclerotic plaques of the carotid arteries
  • How to perform and ultrasound examination of the carotid arteries
  • How to grade a stenosis of the internal carotid artery
  • How to optimise the Doppler velocities measurements
  • How to scan the vertebral arteries
  • How to identify Subclavian Steal Syndrome (SSS)
  • How to report a carotid Duplex examination

Sample course material

course preview

e-booklet slides

video lectures

SYLLABUS

  1. Carotid U/S Anatomy

1. Carotid Ultrasound Anatomy Overview

2. Carotid Ultrasound Anatomy Overview

3. Internal & External Carotid Artery Ultrasound Anatomy

4. Internal & External Carotid Artery Ultrasound Anatomy

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Quiz: Carotid Anatomy Overview and Internal & External Carotid Artery Differentiation

In this section you will learn the ultrasound appearance of the carotid arteries, the anatomical landmarks used for carotid arteries identification and the ultrasound differences between the internal and external carotid arteries.

  1. Carotid U/S Scanning Protocol

1. Carotid Scanning Protocol

2. Carotid Scanning Protocol

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Quiz: Scanning Protocol (Parts 1 & 2)

In this section you will learn the step by step sequence to perform a carotid ultrasound examination.

    1. Carotid Pathology

1. Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness (IMT) Measurement

2. Plaque Description

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Quiz: Plaque Description

3. Carotid Stenosis Grading Morphological Method

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Quiz: Carotid Stenosis Grading Morphological Method

4. Carotid Stenosis Grading Haemodynamic Method

5. Carotid Stenosis Grading Haemodynamic Method

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Quiz: Carotid Stenosis Grading Haemodynamic Method

6. Near Occlusion & Occlusion of Carotid Arteries

7. Carotid and Vertebral Artery Reporting

In this section you will learn how to identify carotid arteries atherosclerotic disease, how to characterise an atherosclerotic plaque with ultrasound and how to grade an internal carotid artery stenosis both with the haemodynamic and morphological method.

  1. Vertebral Artery U/S Anatomy & Scanning Protocol

1. Vertebral Artery Scanning Protocol

2. Vertebral Artery Scanning Protocol

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Quiz: Vertebral Artery Scanning Protocol

3. Vertebral Artery Pathology

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Quiz: Vertebral Artery Pathology

In this section you will learn how to identify carotid arteries atherosclerotic disease, how to characterise an atherosclerotic plaque with ultrasound and how to grade an internal carotid artery stenosis both with the haemodynamic and morphological method.