Presented by Robert G. Atnip, MD, RVT, RPVI
This enduring material is designed to review endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), the role of duplex color detection, post-op surveillance protocols, and diagnostic criteria. the presentation will address methods, advantages, and limitations of color Doppler ultrasound for the evaluation of patients with endovascular aortic grafts.
Sonographers, physicians, nurse practitioners, PA’s or other medical professional performing and/or interpreting aortic endograft ultrasound exams. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) : Internal Medicine, Vascular Medicine, Radiology, Vascular Surgery, General Surgery, and Cardiology.
Upon completion of this enduring material, you should be able to accomplish the following:
1. Increase knowledge and competence to perform and/or interpret ultrasound evaluation of aortic endografts
2. Outline scan techniques for optimal ultrasound evaluation of the abdominal aorta, aortic aneurysms, and endovascular grafts
3. Define the term "endoleak" and list the different types
4. Cite several sonographic criteria for stenosis and dysfunction of AV fistulas/grafts
5. Identify key sonographic findings associated with normal and abnormal endovascular aortic graft
6. Recognize and analyze ultrasound and CT angiography for detection of endoleaks after endovascular aneurysm repair
· The importance of ultrasound in evaluating EVAR
· EVAR vs. open AAA repair
· Advantages and disadvantages
· Duplex and its role in EVAR
· EVAR and endoleaks
· Duplex scan protocols for evaluation of endoleaks
· Post-operative surveillance
· Case examples
Released 4/27/2016. This edition valid for CME credit through April 27, 2019.
Duration 49 minutes.
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. See CME Information link on Home Page