Course Details

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NeuroMuscular
Neurovascular (Carotid & TCD)
Neurovascular Interpretation
Ob/Gyn


 NeuroMuscular

The NeuroMuscular Ultrasound course focuses on applications in muscle disease, peripheral and cranial nerve imaging, and introduction to the use of ultrasound in evaluating musculoskeletal disorders. Lectures are integrated with hands-on demonstrations of technique and case interpretation. A small group format facilitates questions and answers and tailors the educational experience to meet the specific needs of individual participants. It is in real-time use of the instrument that the practitioner recognizes the importance of this type of basic knowledge and it is in this context that they can apply this knowledge to troubleshoot difficult imaging cases, identify artifacts, and improve resolution at the bedside. 
Francis Walker, MD, Director; Michael Cartwright, MD, Coordinator

Learner Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing medical education activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Define terms of ultrasound and demonstrate application of the principles while imaging neuromuscular structures.
  • Identify upper extremity, lower extremity, and cranial musculature, and the visible boundaries that distinguish muscle groups in these areas.
  • Recognize loss of heterogeneity, fasciculations, hyperechoic changes, hypertrophy and other common pathologic changes in affected human muscles.
  • Identify the median, radial, and ulnar nerves in the upper extremity, and areas of the sural, peroneal and tibial nerves in the lower extremity, and to recognize common anatomic variants and pathologic abnormalities of these nerves.
  • Discuss indications for appropriate use of ultrasound imaging, factors that could complicate interpretation, and clinical situations where ultrasound imaging is particularly contributory to addressing clinical problems.

Fee:  $950


Neurovascular (Carotid & TCD)

The Neurovascular Ultrasound courses present the anatomy, pathophysiology and hemodynamics regarding the extra- and intracranial cerebral circulation. Carotid duplex sonography, color-flow imaging, carotid intima-media thickness measurement, transcranial Doppler (TCD), embolus detection and new developments in ultrasonographic methods are presented during both lectures and hands-on scanning lab sessions. The emphasis is on clinical applications, case examples and principles of interpretation. The courses are designed as a one week curriculum, and participants are encouraged to attend for the entire week. However, the first three days focus on principles, physics and extracranial carotid sonography, while the last two days focus on TCD. Either part may be attended separately. Charles H. Tegeler IV, MD, Director

Learner Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing medical education activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Define the basic principles of ultrasound physics and technology, as well as pertinent anatomy, pathophysiology, and hemodynamics regarding the extra-and intracranial cerebral circulation.
  • Discuss indications and applications for extracranial duplex ultrasound, color-flow imaging, and transcranial Doppler ultrasound.
  • Discuss criteria for the interpretation of carotid duplex and transcranial Doppler ultrasound studies.

CME Credit Hours:

NeurovascularTBD
Carotid (Only)TBD
TCD (Only)TBD

Accreditation
The Wake Forest School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Fees:

Neurovascular$1,750
Carotid (Only)$1,250
TCD (Only)$950
 

 

Neurovascular Interpretation 

The Neurovascular Interpretation course is designed for attendees to interpret at least 200 neurovascular ultrasound cases (100 carotid and 100 TCD studies) in a supervised environment. Cases will be presented using video, electronic images, or other hard copy results, from which attendees will create a preliminary interpretation.  The findings will be discussed, and when possible, compared with the clinical reading.  Some unknown cases will be reviewed and submitted for critique. Prior completion of the Neurovascular Ultrasound course (or its equivalent) including hands-on and practical interpretation experience is strongly encouraged.
Charles H. Tegeler IV, MD, Director

Learner Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing medical education activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Discuss criteria for the interpretation of carotid duplex and transcranial Doppler ultrasound studies.
  • Discuss the descriptors of plaque features used for interpretation of B-mode imaging data on carotid duplex ultrasonography.
  • Create a preliminary interpretation of carotid duplex and transcranial Doppler ultrasound examinations.

CME Credit Hours:  TBD

Accreditation
The Wake Forest School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Fee:  $1,750


Ob/Gyn Ultrasound 

The Ob/Gyn Ultrasound course combines obstetrics and gynecology with the primary emphasis devoted to the study of obstetrics. The first day is primarily gynecology, including lectures in orientation and terminology of the gynecology tract and hands-on transvaginal scanning labs. The remaining days are devoted to obstetrics, to include approximately 15 hours of dedicated lectures by experienced physicians and sonographers. Each afternoon is spent in scanning labs with obstetrical patients under the guidance of a registered sonographer.
Martha Decker, MD, Director; Anita Fleming, RDMS and Teresa Jones, RDMS, Coordinators

Learner Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing medical education activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Translate key topics in basic obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound and physics.
  • Demonstrate skillful scanning techniques when assessing obstetrical and gynecological patients.
  • Identify normal anatomy and common abnormal pathology of the fetus, placenta, ovaries and the non-gravid uterus.

CME Credit Hours:  TBD

Accreditation
The Wake Forest School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Fee:  $1,650


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