Presented by Phillip J Bendick, PhD, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU
This lecture is designed to provide an overview of duplex/color flow evaluation of renal artery stenosis using direct and indirect examination techniques. Topics of discussion include renal anatomy, renal vasculature, normal and abnormal Doppler/color flow characteristics of the renal vasculature; diagnostic criteria for diagnosing renal artery stenosis.
Sonographers, physicians, or other medical professional performing vascular duplex/color ultrasound examinations. Physician participants may include (but is not limited to) internal medicine, primary care, radiology, and vascular/general surgery.
Educational Objectives: After viewing this video presentation the participant should be able to:State the clinical indications for performing ultrasound evaluation of renal artery stenosis. Recognize renal sonographic anatomy including common anomalies of the renal vascular system. List examination protocols and scan techniques for successful Doppler evaluation of renal artery stenosis using the direct interrogation method. List examination protocols and scan techniques for successful Doppler evaluation of renal artery stenosis using the indirect interrogation method.
Release date 06/10/2013. Approved for credit through: 6/10/2019
1.25 AMA PRA cat.1 CME credits available. See CME INFORMATION link on Home Page.