During this webinar, Dr. Victor Rao discusses:
- Anatomical review of the lower extremity deep veins
- Imaging with ultrasound for Lower Extremity Venous Assessment
including proper transducer selection and proper positioning
- Venous Compression test
- Adjunctive ultrasound modes
- DVT (How it may look on Ultrasound)
- Limitations and pitfalls of Lower Extremity Venous Assessment
- May-Thurner Syndrome
‘It is not possible to diagnose DVT without an ultrasound, a CT scan, or an MRI. Ultrasound has a 96-98% Sensitivity and 98-100% Specificity.’ – Centers for Disease Control
‘Blood clots can happen to anyone, early diagnosis by ultrasound is critical to prevent death.’- Centers for Disease Control
About Our Speaker: Dr. Victor Rao
Dr. Rao is a radiologist and is one of the pioneers to introduce and develop Point of Care Ultrasound learning content including continuing medical education curriculum for medical students, physician assistant students, residents, and physicians at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia.
He was the director of ultrasound education at University of South Carolina School of Medicine from 2008 to 2018. In 2018 he joined Inteleos as the Global Clinical Content Manager. Dr. Rao conducted POCUS training workshops for physicians in USA, Tanzania, Haiti and Philippines. Dr. Rao has also worked as a primary care physician in mission hospitals overseas where he managed a out-patient clinic, inpatients, performed deliveries, C-sections, and minor surgeries.
He is a co-author for multiple point of care ultrasound textbooks and publications. He is the second co-author of an article – The evolution of an integrated ultrasound curriculum (iUSC) for medical students: 9-year experience doi: 10.1186/s13089-015-0035-3. He is a co-author and a co-editor for a textbook to be released soon – Understanding Physiology with Ultrasound (Physiology in Health and Disease) 1st ed. 2022 Edition.
Email us at POCUS@Inteleos.org for more information.