Thursday – Arterial Hands-On Training

7:00 – 7:55
7:55 – 8:00
8:00 ­- 8:15
8:15 ­- 8:30
8:30 ­- 8:45
8:45 – 9:00
9:00 ­- 10:10
10:10 – 10:30
10:30 – 12:00
12:00 – 1:00
1:00 -­ 3:00
3:00 – ­ 3:20
3:20 -­ 4:20
4:20 – ­ 4:50
4:50 – 5:30

Carotid and vertebral artery imaging
Renal and mesenteric arteries assessment
Physioplogic testing for PAD
Aortoiliac and limb arteries evaluation
Live imaging and discussion
Hands­-on imaging
Hands on imaging
Clinical cases on treatment of arterial disease
Test your arterial knowledge
Live imaging and discussion


The participants registered for this pre-conference course, will acquire expertise in the following areas:

Ultrasound Image Optimization

  • Learn how to use all the important knobs on the ultrasound machine
  • Understand basic principles of physics and directly apply them during routine imaging
  • Appropriate use of transducers, maneuvers and patient positioning during imaging

Arterial Pathology

  • Learn the anatomy of the neck vessels, visceral, aortic, upper and lower extremity arteries and recognize the surrounding anatomical landmarks
  • Be able to diagnose all types of arterial pathology (Early atherosclerosis, plaque, thrombosis, restenotic lesions, different types of aneurysms, dissection, arteriovenous fistula, extrinsic compression and malformations).
  • Learn how to properly assess and document occlusion
  • Recognize plaque-related pathology and be able to distinguish from artifacts
  • Learn how to detect stenosis, evaluate its severity and detect very low and high velocities
  • Recognize the different waveform patterns to aid diagnosis
  • Be able to distinguish collateral flow and understand its significance
  • Perform differential diagnosis and recognize non-arterial pathologies
  • Best way to perform physiologic testing and interpret the findings

Complete Arterial Report

  • Use appropriate terminology
  • Document velocities according to the corresponding diagnostic criteria
  • Understand the significance of the findings and report incidental pathology

Patient Management

  • Learn when to order additional imaging tests
  • Understand the different types of treatment
  • Understand appropriate use of each treatment and adjunctive therapies
  • Determine the appropriate follow-up

  Physician: $1000    Allied Health Professional: $750