2012 Preceptorship in Carotid Ultrasound Interpretation
October 22-26, 2012
Cleveland Clinic Administrative Campus
Class size is limited to 5 participants - Register Today to ensure your place
This intensive 4½ day program will train the participant to interpret carotid duplex ultrasound examinations through a series of activities, including: didactic lectures, preceptored interpretation sessions with staff physicians of the Cleveland Clinic Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory, hands-on scanning sessions, and review of an extensive library of programmed learning cases with angiographic correlations. By the end of the week, the participant will have interpreted approximately 125 carotid duplex ultrasound examinations.
Enrollment will be limited to 5 participants per session to allow for ample opportunity for interaction and direct mentorship from course faculty.
At the end of the course, participants will receive documentation of their experience, including the number of examinations interpreted during the week. This documentation may be used toward application for vascular laboratory accreditation and/or physician certification in vascular testing (e.g. RPVI examination). Participants are encouraged to prepare for their intensive week in the Cleveland Clinic Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory with a series of focused reading assignments which will be sent to participants prior to arrival in Cleveland.
Cardiologists, Vascular surgeons, Vascular medicine physicians, Radiologists and Neurologists.
- Review cerebrovascular anatomy.
- Identify required elements of the carotid duplex ultrasound examination.
- Identify key elements of a high quality lab program, including written study protocols, validated diagnostic
criteria, thorough diagnostic reports, quality assurance initiatives and laboratory accreditation and physician and technologists certification
- Master interpretation of carotid duplex ultrasound studies for both common and uncommon disorders through
extensive mentored interpretation.
- Recognize when additional neuroimaging is indicated to further characterize and diagnose disease.
- Recognize commonly used diagnostic criteria for internal carotid artery stenosis.
- Review indications for revascularization of carotid artery stenosis and therapeutic options for revascularization
(endarterectomy vs. carotid stenting).
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.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education fully intends to comply with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need assistance, please notify the Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory at (216)-636-0318 at least two weeks prior to the activity.
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.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 35.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association Council on Continuing Medical Education for Category 2 credit.
|Cleveland Clinic Alumni||$4000|
|Resident / Fellow in a vascular or related training program*||$3500|
*letter from program director must be received by our office prior to course to the summit to receive this fee.