Master Course

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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 13 e-booklets with over 300 slides and 6 video lectures.

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Earn 20 CME credits & certificate of completion.

Master Course

updated

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.

R

Course contains 13 e-booklets with over 300 slides and 6 video lectures.

R

Earn 20 CME credits & certificate of completion.

Course includes

  • 6 videos
  • 13 e-booklets containing over 300 slides
  • 9 quizzes

Course length

  • Estimated 20 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
  • 13 e-booklets containing over 300 slides
  • 9 quizzes

Course length

  • Estimated 20 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 differentiate between an occlusion and near occlusion 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 differentiate between an occlusion and near occlusion 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 Arteries: Anatomy & Ultrasound Anatomy (free access)

2. Carotid Arteries: Ultrasound Anatomy (free sample)

3. How to Differentiate Between the Internal and External Carotid Artery

4. How to Distinguish the Internal from the External Carotid Artery

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5. Carotid Anatomy Overview and Internal & External Carotid Artery Differentiation (quiz)

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 Ultrasound Scanning Protocol

2. Carotid Ultrasound Scanning Protocol

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3. Quiz: Carotid Scanning Protocol

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)

2. Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaque: Ultrasound Description

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3. Carotid Plaque Description and IMT (quiz)

4. How to Grade an Internal Carotid Artery Stenosis: Introduction

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5. How to Grade an Internal Carotid Artery Stenosis: Introduction (quiz)

6. How to Grade an Internal Carotid Artery Stenosis: Morphologic Method

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7. How to Grade an Internal Carotid Artery Stenosis: Morphologic Method (quiz)

8. How to Grade an Internal Carotid Artery Stenosis: Haemodynamic Method

9. How to Grade an Internal Carotid Artery Stenosis Using the Haemodynamic Method - UK Recommendations

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10. How to Grade an Internal Carotid Artery Stenosis: Haemodynamic Method (quiz)

11. Near Occlusion and Occlusion of the Internal Carotid Artery

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12. Near Occlusion and Occlusion of the Internal Carotid Artery (quiz)

13. Reporting Extracranial Carotid Artery Findings

14. International Extracranial carotid artery EcocolorDoppler: International Guidelines

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 

1. Vertebral Artery: Ultrasound Appearance and Scanning Protocol

2. Vertebral Artery: Ultrasound Anatomy and Scanning Protocol

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3. Vertebral Artery: Ultrasound Anatomy and Scanning Protocol (quiz)

4. Vertebral Artery Pathology: Ultrasound Diagnostic Criteria

5. Vertebral Artery: Steal Syndrome Diagnostic Criteria

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6. Vertebral Artery Pathology (quiz)

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.

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