Venous Insufficiency Ultrasound Hands-On Training

Course Summary

This course evaluates the lower extremity venous system for insufficiency and thrombosis. Lecture includes Doppler physics, flow dynamics, anatomy, scanning protocol, endovascular intervention and post-procedure follow up. We teach a balanced approach of proper documentation performed in a timely manner. Hands on training consists of a combination of scanning technique and interpretation to provide a solid foundation for venous insufficiency assessment.

This Course is intended for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Sonographers.

CME Credits

SDMS credits are available for this course.  The number of credits is dependent on the training curriculum.

Course Objectives

  • Identify normal lower extremity venous anatomy
  • Recognize common anatomic variants of lower extremity venous anatomy
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of normal venous physiology
  • Demonstrate an understanding of venous pathophysiology
  • Identify common abnormalities such as venous reflux and thrombosis
  • Properly document venous insufficiency for intervention
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of color Doppler and spectral imaging controls to confidently assess vascular flow direction
  • Understand basic equipment knobology for appropriate image optimization
  • Use appropriate exam protocols to obtain clinically diagnostic images
  • Understand the role of imaging in endovascular venous treatment and post-operative evaluation