Pathologies in Carotid Ultrasound
What you will learn
After learning how to get the image, this chapter is all about what you might find while scanning. We teach you all about atherosclerosis, how to measure the intima-media-thickness, why plaque morphology is important, and how you can assess the hemodynamics of stenotic vessels. After watching this chapter, there is no finding in carotid ultrasound you’re clueless about.
The main reason we perform a carotid US scan is to detect atherosclerosis. But what is the pathophysiology behind and how can we prevent it? Your understanding of carotid ultrasound and how to manage patients will be different after you watch this lecture.This video lecture is only available for subscribers!
- Plaque / IMT
This lecture covers a very important topic: How and why should you measure the IMT? How can IMT and plaque detection help us in the management of patients? Why is plaque morphology so important? Watch numerous examples and get a systematic overview of what you should put into your report.This video lecture is only available for subscribers!
- Stenosis: Morphology
The first of three lectures will explain when you should suspect stenosis, how you can optimize your image so that you do not miss a soft plaque and how to use the most common methods to quantify stenosis based on morphologic criteria.This video lecture is only available for subscribers!
- Stenosis: Hemodynamics
We continue with the topic of carotid artery stenosis but now turn to the hemodynamic assessment using spectral Doppler. This lecture will help you to understand the hemodynamics of stenosis and what to measure. Experts in the field will share their experiences.This video lecture is only available for subscribers!
- Stenosis: Doppler criteria + cases
In the last of three lectures dealing with carotid artery stenosis, we discuss the hemodynamic parameters that we can use to determine the severity of carotid artery stenosis. This controversial topic will be thoroughly discussed and we will provide all pros- and cons. This lecture is packed with spectacular cases.This video lecture is only available for subscribers!
- Pathologies - Case Studies
Here we put everything together and show you one case after the other so that you can get a better feeling for the scope of carotid artery pathologies. Mild stenosis, severe stenosis, occlusion.This video lecture is only available for subscribers!
- Pathologies of the Vertebral Arteries
The vertebral artery is often termed the "forgotten vessel". Not in our course! After we showed you how to image the vertebral arteries we will now cover topics such as hypoplasia, subclavian steal syndrome, stenosis, and even dissection of the vertebral arteries.This video lecture is only available for subscribers!