What you will learn

Course description: 

This Philips Clinical Education VILT course for noninvasive vascular diagnostic specialists is developed to meet the climbing need to standardize performance protocols and diagnostic criteria for Doppler assessment of the hepatic vasculature and systemic venous intra-abdominal pathology. This comprehensive course will review systemic venous outflow pathology in the abdomen as well as the Doppler US findings of portal hypertension and other less common hepatic vascular pathologies. The course will include didactic presentation as well as interactive case discussion. The course will be delivered by Leslie Scoutt, MD.



Course objectives: 

Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe the grayscale and Doppler ultrasound findings of IVC/hepatic vein thrombus/stenosis (Budd Chiari Syndrome), renal vein thrombosis, nutcracker syndrome, portal vein thrombosis, AVFs, PSAs and air in the portal or hepatic veins
  • Discuss abnormal Doppler flow profiles of the abdominal veins such as pulsatile and flat waveforms
  • Describe the ultrasound findings of portal hypertension and cirrhosis
  • Discuss normal and abnormal findings s/p TIPS placement
  • Discuss how to differentiate between tumor and bland portal vein thrombosis
Course details

Course Code: 


Delivery method: 

  • Blended


  • English


120 Minutes

Course instructor(s) : 

Leslie Scoutt, MD

Course disclaimer: 

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