What you will learn

Course description: 

During this physician-led, one-day course attendees will review interpretation basics and be presented with multiple case studies that demonstrate unusual pathologies to help develop confidence recognizing them. Common pitfalls will also be explained to help reduce the likelihood of misinterpretation. This class offers a unique opportunity to focus on carotid duplex interpretation in an in-depth way. Attendees will review complex cases including correlative invasive exams that sonographers in particular do not usually see.

Both physicians and sonographers who wish to sharpen their carotid pathology recognition and interpretation skills will benefit from attending this one-day course taught by Dr. Leslie Scoutt, Professor of Diagnostic Radiology from Yale University.

Prerequisite skills: To fully benefit from this course, attendees should have carotid ultrasound basic interpretation skills experience.



Course objectives: 

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

  • Discuss the basics of carotid duplex interpretation
  • Describe the effect of the heart on carotid Doppler waveforms
  • Explain interpretation pitfalls
  • Describe infrequently seen carotid pathologies
  • Review clinical trials
  • Discuss post surgical carotid ultrasound interpretation
  • Describe Intimal Medial Thickness measurement and vasa vasorum imaging
  • Review case studies that include histories, and angiograms or Computed Tomographic Angiograms
  • Explain incidental findings such as thyroid cancer, metastatic nodes, and jugular vein thrombosis


Course details

Course Code: 


Delivery method: 

  • Instructor-led


  • English


1 Day

Course instructor(s) : 

Leslie Scoutt, MD
Philips Instructor

Course disclaimer: 

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