Master Course

Lower limb venous

Learn how to identify deep and superficial vein thrombosis, how to assess venous reflux, how to assess varicose veins and much more.

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Learn scanning protocols, venous thrombosis & varicose vein scans and much more.

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Course contains 10 e-booklets with over 300 slides and 6 video lectures.

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Earn 12 CME credits & certificate of completion.

Master Course

Lower limb venous

Learn how to identify deep and superficial vein thrombosis, how to assess venous reflux, how to assess varicose veins and much more.

R

Learn scanning protocols, venous thrombosis & varicose vein scans and much more.

R

Course contains 10 e-booklets with over 300 slides and 6 video lectures.

R

Earn 12 CME credits & certificate of completion.

Course includes

  • 6 videos
  • 10 e-booklets containing over 300 slides
  • 10 quizzes

Course length

  • Estimated 12 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
  • 10 e-booklets containing over 300 slides
  • 10 quizzes

Course length

  • Estimated 12 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?

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and varicose veins represent a significant healthcare burden worldwide. Duplex ultrasound is the first-line imaging modality used for the diagnosis of these conditions and is currently employed in the diagnostic routine.

What questions does this course answer?

What are the ultrasound diagnostic criteria used to diagnose DVT of the lower limbs? How can I distinguish an acute from chronic DVT? How can I suspect abdominal veins DVT? How can I identify venous reflux of the superficial and deep venous system? How do I map the course of varicose veins?

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 Lower Limb Venous ultrasound will give you a comprehensive understanding  of the ultrasound diagnostic criteria used for the diagnosis and characterisation of deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins, superficial and deep venous reflux.

Course key points

  • How to identify the main deep veins of the abdomen with ultrasound
  • How to identify lower limb deep and superficial veins with ultrasound
  • Normal physiology of the venous system and how it appears on ultrasound
  • How to perform an ultrasound examination to rule out deep and/or superficial vein thrombosis
  • How to optimise ultrasound images
  • Patient and operator positioning
  • How to distinguish an acute from chronic deep vein thrombosis
  • How to identify and quantify venous reflux
  • How to assess the course of varicose veins
  • How to identify and assess perforator veins

COURSE INFO:

Why do I need this course?

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and varicose veins represent a significant healthcare burden worldwide. Duplex ultrasound is the first-line imaging modality used for the diagnosis of these conditions and is currently employed in the diagnostic routine.

What questions does this course answer?

What are the ultrasound diagnostic criteria used to diagnose DVT of the lower limbs? How can I distinguish an acute from chronic DVT? How can I suspect abdominal veins DVT? How can I identify venous reflux in the superficial and deep venous system? How do I map the course of varicose veins?

These are just some of the questions you will be able to answer at the end of this course.

Course key points

  • How to identify the main deep veins of the abdomen with ultrasound
  • How to identify lower limb deep and superficial veins with ultrasound
  • Normal physiology of the venous system and how it appears on ultrasound
  • How to perform an ultrasound examination to rule out deep and/or superficial vein thrombosis
  • How to optimise ultrasound images
  • Patient and operator positioning
  • How to distinguish an acute from chronic deep vein thrombosis
  • How to identify and quantify venous reflux
  • How to assess the course of varicose veins
  • How to identify and assess perforator veins

Sample course material

course preview

e-booklet slides

video lectures

SYLLABUS

  1. Anatomy

1. Anatomy

2. Ultrasound Anatomy

3. Identification of Abdominal and Thigh Veins

4. Identification of Calf Veins

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Quiz: Anatomy

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Quiz: Ultrasound Anatomy

In this section you will learn the ultrasound appearance of the deep and superficial veins of the lower limbs and the abdominal veins.

  1. Physiology & Machine Settings

1. Ultrasound Optimisation

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Quiz: Ultrasound Optimisation

2. Normal and Abnormal Venous Flow

3. Ultrasound Appearance of the Venous Blood Flow

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Quiz: Normal and Abnormal Venous Flow

In this section you will learn the normal and abnormal physiology of the venous system and the dynamic manoeuvres used during an ultrasound examination.

  1. Deep Venous System

1. Scanning Protocol for Deep Vein Thrombosis and Deep Venous Reflux

2. Deep Venous Scanning Protocol

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Quiz: Deep Venous Scanning Protocol

3. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Ultrasound Diagnostic Criteria

4. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Ultrasound Diagnostic Criteria

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Quiz: Deep Vein Thrombosis Diagnostic Criteria

5. Appearance of Acute and Chronic Thrombus

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Quiz: Appearance of Acute and Chronic Thrombus

In this section you will learn the scanning protocol used to perform an ultrasound assessment of the deep venous system. You will also learn the criteria for the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), deep venous reflux and the principles to distinguish between acute and chronic DVT.

  1. Superficial Venous System

1. Scanning Protocol for Superficial Venous Reflux

2. Superficial Venous Scanning Protocol

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Quiz: Superficial Venous Scanning Protocol

3. Venous Reflux Ultrasound Diagnostic Criteria

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Quiz: Venous Reflux Ultrasound Criteria

4. Superficial Vein Thrombosis (SVT) Ultrasound Criteria

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Quiz: Superficial vein thrombosis

In this section you will learn the scanning protocol used to perform an ultrasound assessment of the superficial system and the diagnostic criteria used to diagnose venous reflux. Furthermore, the main patterns of venous incompetence, varicose veins and superficial venous thrombosis will be highlighted.