Presented by Brian Stull RDMS, RVT
This presentation is designed to emphasize the importance of incorporating the evaluation of the calf veins when performing a lower extremity venous duplex/color flow examination. Calf vein anatomy, scan techniques, normal ultrasound characteristics, diagnostic criteria for acute DVT and various clinical case studies are presented.
This lecture is designed for the 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:
1.Increase the participantís knowledge to better perform and/or interpret ultrasound evaluation of the calf veins.
2. Identify the deep veins in the calf
3.Perform standard duplex/color flow imaging scan protocols for evaluation of calf vein DVT.
4.Recognize ultrasound characteristics associated with acute calf vein DVT
5.List risk factors and treatment options associated with deep vein thrombosis
Release date 06/20/2013. Approved for credit through: 6/20/2019
1.0 AMA PRA cat.1 CME credits available. See CME INFORMATION link on Home Page