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473-125 | Color M-mode Ultrasound to Assess Carotid Arteries: A Feasibility Study
JVU 473-125 | Color M-mode Ultrasound to Assess Carotid Arteries: A Feasibility Study
September 2023 Journal for Vascular Ultrasound

This issue contains a review on the effects of internal carotid artery Doppler peak systolic velocity thresholds for classifying ischemic stroke, a review on color M-mode ultrasound to assess carotid arteries, a research article that compares Doppler and oscillometric methods of assessing an ankle-brachial index in premenopausal women, a case report that reviews the identification of an undiagnosed popliteal artery aneurysm with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in the setting of acute limb ischemia and a review on continuous transcranial Doppler during treatment for intracranial pressure.

After reading and studying the papers used for CME in the September 2023 Issue of the Journal for Vascular Ultrasound, participants will be able to:
1. List the major categories of stroke classifications based on Trial of Org 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment (TOAST) System
2. State which interventions are used to treat patients with significant carotid artery disease.
3. Define a transient ischemic attack.
4. List a patient’s 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk score.
5. Describe the ultrasound parameters used to screen for cardiovascular risks.
6. Compare how the common carotid artery distensibility decreases in the senior age group to the middle and younger age groups.
7. Describe how an ankle-brachial index is calculated as a ratio.
8. State the recommended ankle-brachial index cut-off for diagnosing peripheral arterial disease.
9. List various intermittent claudication symptoms.
10. Explain the various uses of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS).
11. State the diagnostic examinations typically used to evaluate an arterial aneurysm.
12. Explain the benefits of IVUS.
13. State the depth used when evaluating the middle cerebral arteries with continuous transcranial Doppler.
14. Explain why the pulsatility index increased while the mean flow decreased in response to systemic hypotension.
15. State how long after the initiation of therapy for intracranial pressure did the mean flow velocities and pulsatility index stabilize and appear normal.

Physician, Vascular Technologists and Sonographer members of SVU should find participating in this educational activity valuable

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Cincinnati and Society for Vascular UltrasoundThe University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Cincinnati designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Faculty members are required to inform the audience when they are discussing off-label, unapproved uses of devices and drugs. Physicians should consult full prescribing information before using any product mentioned during this educational activity.
The University of Cincinnati is committed to resolving all conflicts of interest issues that could arise as a result of prospective faculty members' significant relationships with drug or device manufacturer(s). The University of Cincinnati is committed to retaining only those speakers with financial interests that can be reconciled with the goals and educational integrity of the CME activity.
The opinions expressed during the live activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Cincinnati. The information is presented for the purpose of advancing the attendees' professional development.
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Aug 31, 2026
Cost: Member: $0.00
Non-Member: $20.00
Credit Offered:
0.5 AMA-PRA Category 1 Credit
0.5 SVU-CME Credit
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