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Duplex Scanning Versus Physiologic Testing for Lower Extremity Arterial Disease?

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


ULTRASOUND SOLUTIONS CORP. is thrilled to welcome back sonography legend Marsha M. Neumyer, BS, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU, FAIUM for a discussion on differences between duplex scanning and physiologic testing for lower extremity arterial disease.

Course Description:

Patients with symptoms of suspected acute or chronic lower extremity arterial disease quite often present to the Vascular Laboratory with a specific request for either an arterial duplex ultrasound exam or arterial physiologic testing. Prior to performing any test procedure, the laboratory staff should consider the clinical questions that need to be answered with noninvasive testing. First, are the patient’s symptoms really caused by arterial disease? If so, where in the limb is the disease located and how severe is it? And finally, can the laboratory testing help define the therapeutic options that may be suitable for this patient? After considering the clinical questions that should be addressed, we may find that the requested test is not the best choice for this patient.

This presentation will focus on information derived from arterial physiologic testing and duplex scanning, as well as how to apply these test procedures to answering clinical questions. (Approved for 1 SDMS CME credit, provided one is present for the entire event)

Course Objectives:  Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Relate the clinical queries that should be addressed for patients who present to the Vascular Laboratory for noninvasive lower extremity arterial evaluations.
  • List the various test procedures that comprise the term “indirect arterial physiologic testing”.
  • Discuss the difference in diagnostic information that is obtained from lower extremity arterial physiologic testing as opposed to duplex ultrasound evaluation.
  • Explain how noninvasive lower extremity arterial evaluations may assist in defining the therapeutic options available to the patient with arterial occlusive disease.


Marsha M. Neumyer, BS, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU, FAIUM, served as Assistant Professor of Surgery and Founding Technical Director of the Vascular Laboratory Section of the Penn State Vascular Institute at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She is currently the CEO and International Director of Vascular Diagnostic Education Services and Vascular Resource Associates, which offer global education and consulting services in medical ultrasound. Marsha is recognized internationally as an educator and for her contributions to the field of Vascular Technology.

Marsha is the recipient of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography’s Joan Baker Pioneer Award, the Society for Vascular Ultrasound’s Professional Achievement Award, and was named Sonographer of the Year by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. Additionally, she was a founding member of the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) and has represented both the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU) and the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography on the Board of Directors of the ICAVL. Her other accomplishments include being a Fellow and Past President of SVU, as well as a Fellow and Past Member of the Board of Governors of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. In the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, she is also recognized as a Fellow and has served as Vice President and member of the Board of Directors and Executive Council. Currently, Ms. Neumyer is on the editorial review boards of multiple major journals in the field of medical ultrasound. She has authored more than 80 juried articles, 45 book chapters, a vascular registry examination simulation, and has co-edited and co-authored multiple references on vascular diagnostic techniques.

This activity has been approved for 1.0 SDMS CME credit.

The CME participant roster will be reported by Ultrasound Solutions Corp. to the SDMS CME Tracker System.


Important update from the SDMS:

SDMS no longer allows its CME providers to issue Partial Credit for attendance. If you join late or leave early, the SDMS will no longer permit us to award partial pro-rated credit.

Therefore, from now on, in order to receive CME credit, you must be in attendance for the ENTIRE event via your own unique Zoom link that Zoom emailed to you when you registered. Then, and only then, will USC be able to award you any credit. So, please be prompt and attentive to the time schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience, but again, this is a new SDMS policy we must abide by. Thank you for understanding.

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July 24
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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