The focus of this program is small
workshops with essential techniques demonstrated on the latest
machinery. Topics include hip & groin, knee, shoulder, abdomen,
chest, face & neck and vascular ultrasound. Hands-on training
will be available for all participants. Each workshop is 1½
hours duration and provides 4.5 RANZCR CME points (1.5 ASAR or
AIR CPD points).
Join us for this dynamic carotid workshop that will challenge
the status quo. Learn about efficient ultrasound techniques,
smart examinations strategies and new carotid duplex guidelines.
Some of the topics we will consider include:
-What's the source of confusion in carotid stenosis grading (NASCET
-Why is it that NASCET methods lead to apparent under-grading of
carotid stenosis when obvious disease is present and how do we
apply the correct criteria?
-What are the new examination strategies to improve efficiency?
-Why is observation of flow streamline essential for assessing
-What is the relationship of Doppler angle and angle correction
and how should we apply these (60, 60 or less, 40 to 60?)?
-What system parameters can play havoc with our velocity
estimation (intrinsic spectral broadening, deceleration
turbulence, power and gain)?
-How should stenoses be assessed?
-Apart from atheromatous disease, what unusual pathologies exist
that we should be aware of?
This dynamic workshop will be
conducted as an open forum. Participants are welcome to attend
and challenge the presenter with any questions about any aspect
1) lower extremity arterial duplex
2) lower extremity venous duplex
3) duplex ultrasound technology ranging from acoustics to system
Whether you are looking for answers to pressing questions about
this topic, or you would like to have scanning strategies
demonstrated; you are cordially welcome to attend.
Renal artery Doppler is one of the most contentious types of
duplex ultrasound examinations. During this workshop, we will
unravel the controversies that surround renal artery duplex and
reveal the practical aspects of this very powerful test. Some of
the topics we will consider include:
-Patient characteristics and selection
-Practical strategies to achieving a good quality examination
even in difficult patients
-Pragmatic steps to sorting out key information in difficult
subjects with limited visualization
-Differences between patients with atherosclerotic RAS versus
-Special circumstances where renovascular hypertension may exist
in the absence of RAS
Abdomen Part 1
This workshop will be split into
two parts, covering
1) Ultrasound imaging
of the anterior abdominal wall and
2) High resolution
imaging of the hepatic capsule and parenchyma.