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Carotid Duplex/Color Ultrasound Protocol Manual with online Video Demo.

Written by Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

This enduring material is designed to provide a step by step protocol for performing a carotid Duplex/color flow imaging examination based on AIUM, ACR, and IAC ultrasound practice guidelines. The protocol is provided in a written outline format with examples of ultrasound images, spectral Doppler waveforms and diagnostic criteria for evaluation of carotid artery disease. A live demonstration is also included to reinforce the examination techniques.

Target Audience: Sonographers, physicians, PAs and other medical professionals involved with performing and interpreting carotid duplex/color examinations. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) those whose specialty include radiology, internal medicine, cardiology, general/vascular surgery, and primary care.

Topics include:

- Overview/Protocol Summary

- Instrumentation and Purpose

- Exam Indications and Patient Assessment

- Carotid Study Worksheet

- Patient Positioning and Transducer Positioning

- Waveform Characteristics

- Examination Protocols

- Carotid Measurements/ Diagnostic Criteria

- Other Carotid Pathology

- References

Educational Objectives: Upon completion of this enduring material, you should be able to accomplish the following:

- List the indications and applications for performing carotid duplex/color flow imaging

- Cite a routine protocol for a complete carotid ultrasound examination

- Perform standard measurements included in a routine examination

- List the hardcopy documentation included in a routine examination

Released 10/3/2014. Reviewed for content accuracy: 10/3/2017. Approved for credit through: 10/3/2020

2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits are available. See CME INFORMATION link on Home Page.

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Carotid Duplex/Color Ultrasound Protocol Manual with online Video Demo. PM-VAS-C2$69.95