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Intensive Vascular Ultrasound Interpretation Review and Registry Preparation

Cleveland Clinic Specialty Review

Review CME vascular medicine and mock examination questions with this effective, convenient video program.

If your primary viewing mode will be on a computer or tablet, we recommend the Online Video package. In addition to online access, you will receive a USB with MP4 files. Use the USB to watch offline or import into iTunes and other media players and then synch to your mobile device, laptop or desktop. Plus you save $130 including standard shipping charges vs the DVD package.

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Learn from Experts

Practitioners and trainees in vascular medicine, vascular surgery, cardiovascular medicine, and radiology will appreciate the expertise of a faculty led by Course Directors Heather Gornik, MD, RVT, RPVI, and Esther Kim, MD, RPVI, of the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Gornik, Dr. Kim and their peers present the Intensive Vascular Ultrasound Interpretation Review and will:

  • Comprehensively cover vascular laboratory diagnostics, including ultrasound and physiological testing, to provide you with knowledge of Intensive Vascular Ultrasound Interpretation
  • Allow you to learn effectively and efficiently through presentations of vascular studies, mock registry-type examination questions and vascular physics drills
  • Assist you in preparing for the ARDMS Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) examination, to maintain your certification or to meet laboratory accreditation requirements such as ICAVL

Convenient CME

This Cleveland Clinic Cardiology CME is available in video format, so that you can learn and earn up to 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits without leaving your home or office.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Physics, Physiology, and Instrumentation I

  • Ultrasound Basics (Ultrasound Principles, B-mode, Spectral (CW/PW)/color/power Doppler, and Doppler Principle) - Fredrick Kremkau, PhD

Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing

  • Interactive Case Review – Carotid, Vertebral, and Subclavian Arteries - Leslie Gilbert, MD, RVT, RPVI
  • Basics of the Carotid Duplex Examination, and Criteria for Diagnosis of Internal, Carotid Artery Stenosis - Heather Gornik, MD, RVT, RPVI
  • Advanced Concepts (Stents and Endarterectomy) and Interpretive Pitfalls - Esther Kim, MD, RPVI
  • Aortic Arch Vessel and Vertebral Artery Findings, Subclavian Steal - Jeffrey Olin, DO, RVT
  • Question and Answer Session - Faculty

Peripheral Arterial Testing

  • Lower Extremity Arterial Duplex (Native Arteries, Bypass Grafts, and Stents) - Heather Gornik, MD, RVT, RPVI
  • Upper Extremity Testing (Arterial Duplex and Physiologic Testing) - Esther Kim, MD, RPVI
  • Lower Extremity Arterial Physiological Testing - Lee Kirksey, MD, RVT
  • Physics, Physiology, and Instrumentation II: Essential Physical Principles for the Registry Examination (Doppler Equation Redux, Poiseuille’s Law) - Fredrick Kremkau, PhD
  • Interactive Case Review – Physiologic Testing + Duplex of Native Arteries - Anne Marie Kupinski, PhD, RDMS, RVT
  • Interactive Case Review: Duplex Assessment of Arterial Bypass Grafts and Stents - W. Michael Park, MD, RVT, RPVI; Tammy Rubin, RDMS, RVT
  • Question and Answer Session - Faculty

Abdominal Duplex I

  • Mesenteric Artery Duplex Ultrasound - Teresa Carman, MD, RPVI
  • Assessment of the Aorta and Aortic Endografts - Esther Kim, MD, RPVI
  • Renal (Native and Transplant) Duplex Ultrasound - Jeffrey Olin, DO, RVT

Abdominal Duplex II

  • Hepatoportal Duplex and Hepatic Transplant Assessment - Myra Feldman, MD
  • Mock RPVI Examination Questions: Session I - Leslie Gilbert, MD, RVT, RPVI; Esther Kim, MD, RPVI
  • Interactive Case Review – Renal and Mesenteric Ultrasound, AAA, and Endoleaks - Jeffrey Olin, DO, RVT
  • Question and Answer Session - Faculty

Venous Duplex and Physiological Testing

  • Venous Duplex for Diagnosis of Deep Venous Thrombosis (Upper and Lower Extremity) - Teresa Carman, MD, RPVI
  • Interactive Case Review – Venous Testing (Thrombosis, Incompetency, and Other) - Teresa Carman, MD, RPVI
  • Venous Plethysmography: Bare Bones for the Boards - Heather Gornik, MD, RVT, RPVI
  • Evaluating the Patient Before and After EVLT or RF Venous Ablation, Characterizing EHIT - Douglas Joseph, DO, RVT, RPVI
  • Venous Duplex for Assessment of Venous Valvular Incompetency - Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD, RDMS, RVT
  • Question and Answer Session - Faculty

Physics, Physiology, and Instrumentation

  • Essentials of Accreditation, Quality Improvement, Safety/Bioeffects, and Test Validation - Heather Gornik, MD, RVT, RPVI
  • Transducer Selection, Image Optimization, Spectral and Color Doppler and B-mode Artifacts - Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD, RDMS, RVT
  • Physics, Physiology, and Instrumentation III: Mock Examination Boot Camp - Susan Whitelaw, RDMS, RVT; Sandra Yesenko, BS, RVT, RDMS

Advanced and Specialized Scanning Protocol

  • Mock RPVI Examination Questions: Session II - Heather Gornik, MD, RVT, RPVI; Larry Raber, RDMS, RVT; Natalie Evans, MD, RPVI
  • Arterial Access Complications (Pseudoaneurysm, Arteriovenous Fistula, Dissection, Closure Device Issues) - Esther Kim, MD, RPVI
  • Transcranial Doppler Essentials - Larry Raber, RDMS, RVT
  • Interactive Case Review - TCD, Access Complications, and Dialysis Access - Larry Raber, RDMS, RVT; Lisa Smith, RVT; Heather Gornik, MD, RVT, RPVI
  • Dialysis Access Scanning – Just the Essentials - Lisa Smith, RVT

Program/Course Directors

Heather Gornik, MD, RVT, RPVI

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

 

Esther Kim, MD, RPVI

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

Guest Faculty

Teresa Carman, MD, RPVI

  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center
  • Cleveland, OH

Frederick Kremkau, PhD

  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Winston-Salem, NC

 

Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD, RDMS, RVT

  • North Country Vascular Diagnostics
  • Altamount, NY

Jeffrey Olin, DO, RVT

  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • New York, NY

Cleveland Clinic Faculty

George Anton, MD, RVT

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

Jonathan Edwards, RN, RVT

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

Natalie Evans, MD, RPVI

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

Myra Feldman, MD

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

Leslie Gilbert, MD, RVT, RPVI

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

Marcelo Gomes, MD, RPVI

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

Linda Graham, MD, RPVI

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

Douglas Joseph, DO, RVT, RPVI

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

 

Lee Kirksey, MD, RVT

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

W. Michael Park, MD, RVT, RPVI

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

Larry Raber, RDMS, RVT

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

Tammy Rubin, RDMS, RVT

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

Lisa Smith, RVT

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

Susan Whitelaw, RDMS, RVT

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

Sandra Yesenko, BS, RVT, RDMS

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

Parade of Zebras: Best of the Cleveland Clinic Case Club

Michael Grubb, RVT

Dax Godkin, RVT

Alexa DiGiannantonio, RVT

Anyi Liu

Debra Puffenberger, RVT, RDMS, RT(R), PA-S

Tammy Rubin, RDMS, RVT

Accreditation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: June 1, 2014
Original Date of Expiration: May 31, 2016
Extended Expiration Date: May 31, 2017

CME credit is obtained upon successful completion of an online activity post-test and evaluation, as well as payment of a $30 processing fee.

Faculty Disclosure

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support requiring resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest will be identified in the activity syllabus.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of basic ultrasound physics concepts and their application to vascular ultrasound
  • Recognize common imaging and Doppler artifacts encountered in the vascular laboratory
  • Utilize special Doppler waveforms to assist in the evaluation of arterial and venous disease
  • Demonstrate interpretation skills for diagnosis of internal carotid artery stenosis using duplex ultrasound
  • Demonstrate interpretation skills for diagnosis of acute venous thrombosis and venous incompetency using duplex ultrasound
  • Utilize arterial physiology testing to localize anatomic extent and severity of lower extremity peripheral artery disease in the patient with claudication
  • Apply standard diagnostic criteria to diagnose renal and mesenteric artery stenosis using duplex ultrasound
  • Identify areas of knowledge deficit to improve preparation for the ARDMS Registered Physician in Ultrasound Review

Intended Audience

  • Cardiac and General Ultrasound Sonographers
  • Cardiologists
  • Physicians and technologists who require continuing medical education credits specific to vascular testing as part of maintenance of certification (e.g., ARDMS credentials) or to meet laboratory accreditation requirements (e.g., IAC - Vascular Testing)
  • Physicians who interpret vascular ultrasound studies as part of their clinical practice who desire a comprehensive update of vascular laboratory testing
  • Practicing vascular surgeons, vascular medicine physicians, radiologists, and cardiologists planning to sit for the RPVI examination
  • Radiologists
  • Trainees in vascular medicine, vascular surgery, cardiovascular medicine, and radiology who are planning to sit for the ARDMS Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) examination
  • Vascular Medicine Specialists
  • Vascular Surgeons
  • Vascular Technologists seeking to broaden their understanding of vascular ultrasound interpretation

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