This presentation will provide an overview of the point of care ultrasound applications that can be used to assess common vascular problems, including suspected lower extremity ischemia, lower extremity DVT, and abdominal aortic aneurysms. Ultrasound guidance for vascular access will also be discussed.
- Recognize the difference between normal and abnormal Doppler flow signals in the lower extremity arteries.
- Understand how to identify proximal lower extremity DVT by 2-zone compression ultrasound.
- Discuss the rationale for abdominal aortic aneurysm screening with ultrasound.
R. Eugene Zierler, MD, RPVI, is Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington and Medical Director of the D. E. Strandness Jr. Vascular Laboratory at the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He received an MD degree in 1976 from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. This was followed by a General Surgery residency at the University of British Columbia and a Vascular Surgery fellowship at the University of Washington. Dr. Zierler’s research interests have focused on noninvasive diagnostic techniques for vascular disease. Over the last 30 years, he has been involved in a series of projects based on the use of ultrasonic duplex scanning for screening and follow-up of vascular problems, including carotid artery disease, lower extremity arterial disease, surveillance of vein bypass grafts, deep vein thrombosis, and renal artery disease. He has served on the Board of Directors of Inteleos, a certification organization that includes the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and the Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement, and he is a Past-President of the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories. Dr. Zierler is the author of over 100 journal articles and 50 book chapters, and he is the editor of six textbooks.
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