Gulfcoast: Ultrasound Evaluation of Renal Artery Stenosis

 

Overview

Ultrasound Evaluation of Renal Artery Stenosis CME Vital demonstrates the role of ultrasound in diagnosing renal artery stenosis. The benefits and limitations of ultrasound for renal artery stenosis, scan techniques, and a summary of the diagnostic criteria are all discussed.

Topics

  • Indications for Performing the Exam
  • Limitations & Contradictions
  • Patient Prep
  • Transducer/Probe Selection
  • Scanning Techniques/Various Approaches

Objectives

  • Recognize the scanning technique and diagnostic criteria with the direct approach when evaluating for renal artery stenosis.
  • Recognize the scanning technique and diagnostic criteria with the indirect approach when evaluating for renal artery stenosis.
  • Calculate the Renal-Aortic Velocity ratio (RAR).
  • Apply the Renal Artery Resistive Index.
  • Identify the Early Systolic Peak.
  • Measure Systolic Rise Time.

Audience

Sonographers, physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs, or other medical professionals performing and/or interpreting abdominal Doppler ultrasound examinations. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to): primary care, internal medicine, emergency medicine, critical care, hospitalists, gastroenterology, and urology.

Price : $ 10

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