College of Radiographers CPD Endorsed - General, Ultrasound
Carotid Artery Duplex Ultrasound Exam: A Primer
Audience: All practitioners of ultrasound or anyone interested in learning about carotid artery duplex ultrasound exam.
Prerequisites: A basic understanding of ultrasound
You will enjoy this interactive tutorial on the ultrasound assessment of the extracranial cerebrovascular system if you are new to vascular ultrasound or you would like a review and update of current information in this specialty. This tutorial provides a comprehensive overview of anatomy, scanning techniques, potential pitfalls, interpretation criteria and new technological developments in the field.
Upon completion of this tutorial, the learner will be able to:
*Name the cerebrovascular anatomy
*Distinguish normal from abnormal carotid findings
*Relate normal and abnormal carotid blood flow patterns to the appropriate pathology
*Describe the capabilities and limitations of carotid duplex imaging
*Discuss the role of carotid duplex imaging in the diagnosis of carotid disease
*List clinical signs and symptoms of carotid and vertebral disease
*Compare current trends in the treatment of carotid artery disease (CAD)
*Interpret physiological parameters affecting extracranial carotid circulation
Ms. Gail Hadley
About the author:
Gail Sandager-Hadley graduated from the Northwestern Memorial School of Nursing in 1974, and worked as a critical coronary care nurse from 1974 until 1978 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Gail’s interest in noninvasive vascular testing developed there while working with Dr. James Yao in the division of Vascular Surgery. Gail has been the Technical Director of the Vascular Lab at Columbus Hospital, and the Technical Director of the Vascular Lab at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Gail also served as the Technical Manager of the ICAVL where she gained valuable experience in accreditation and quality assurance processes. Gail is currently the Technical Director of the Vascular Ultrasound Core Laboratory of Massachusetts’s General Hospital in Boston, MA. After twenty-five years of experience, Gail still finds the field of Vascular Technology interesting and challenging.