What you will learn

Course description: 

This comprehensive, one-day course focuses on Doppler interrogation of the abdominal vasculature. Beginning with the abdominal aortic outflow, we will discuss flow profiles of the major abdominal branches, detail the hepato-portal Doppler assessment, and conclude with inflow and venous return flow profiling. Attendees will have hands-on scanning sessions with the support of the physician speaker and Philips Clinical Education Specialists. 



Course objectives: 

Upon completion of this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Describe the major branches of the aorta and sonographic technique for imaging
  • Explain the vascular flow profiles typically found in the aorta, celiac artery, hepatic artery, splenic artery, superior mesenteric artery, renal arteries, inferior mesenteric artery and iliac arteries.
  • Discuss the significance of hepatic and portal flow and the flow assessment using Doppler
  • Describe portal vein assessment using 2D and Doppler imaging
  • Review the venous vessels of the abdomen and describe the sonographic technique for imaging
  • Explain venous Doppler flow profiles with respect to the IVC and the major confluences.
  • Discuss common abdominal vascular flow abnormalities and coexisting conditions.
Course details

Course Code: 


Delivery method: 

  • Instructor-led


  • English


1 Day

Course instructor(s) : 

Leslie Scoutt, MD
Philips Clinical Education Author

Course disclaimer: 

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