Introduction to Carotid Ultrasound
What you will learn
In this introductory chapter, we set the stage for carotid ultrasound. First, Prof. Thomas Binder from cardiology and Janet Hoyler, a registered ultrasound- and vascular technologist, talk about the importance and clinical applications of carotid ultrasound. You will then learn about stroke, revisit the anatomy of the neck, and see what the anatomical structures look like on your ultrasound screen.
- Welcome to Carotid Ultrasound
Why should we perform a carotid ultrasound in the first place and which information does it provide? Find out what the advantages and limitations of carotid ultrasound are and how it can help us to determine the risk for vascular disease. Here we go through all the different indications for carotid ultrasound.This video lecture is only available for subscribers!
Dr. Bancher, a neurologist, will provide a summary of what a stroke actually is and how it affects patients. Topics include: Which types of stroke are there? Who is at risk? What are the typical symptoms? Do we need to worry about a TIA, and how does all this relate to carotid ultrasound?This video lecture is only available for subscribers!
Understanding anatomy and its variations is the basis of learning carotid ultrasound (and really, any imaging modality). In this lecture, we discuss both the external and internal cranial circulation using lots of graphics and radiologic images. You will also learn about variations to the normal anatomy you might find in your patients. But we do not stop there: To perform carotid ultrasound you will also need to identify additional structures such as nerves, muscles, and the thyroid gland.This video lecture is only available for subscribers!
- US Anatomy
Now that you know the anatomy of the vessels and the neck we will show you how to identify these structures on ultrasound. Here we will discuss not only the carotid arteries and their bifurcation, but also the jugular vein, the muscles we can see with ultrasound, the vertebral artery, and the thyroid gland.This video lecture is only available for subscribers!
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