USC is pleased to present Lisa Cannon, RVT, RVS, RPhS, Technical Director at Intermountain Healthcare for an informative session on how to conduct Transcranial Doppler examinations. This event is brought to you in collaboration with IFSER. We thank them for their generous support! Course Description Transcranial Doppler studies can be done either with and without imaging. These are a non-invasive tests used to evaluate the circle of Willis and the vertebrobasilar arteries using various techniques and acoustic windows. This presentation will provide basic skills needed for those with no prior experience to better understand examination procedures, equipment, acoustic windows, vessel identification, Doppler characteristics, and diagnostic criteria for these exams. (Approved for 1 SDMS CME credit) Course Objectives Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
- Explain the normal intracerebral arterial branches and collateral pathways
- Describe typical depths and velocities for normal arteries
- Describe acoustic windows, equipment and technique for a complete exam
- Explain the differences between imaging and non-imaging exams
About Our Speaker Lisa Cannon, RVT, RVS, RPhS, has been the Technical Director for Intermountain Healthcare in Utah for 20 years. Her love and passion for vascular ultrasound is evident in her work and volunteer activities which include her current position as Cardiovascular Credentialing International’s Chair for the Vascular Registry exam. When Lisa is not immersed in vascular sonography, she enjoys her other full-time role as mom to two teenage boys who keep her very busy. She also loves hiking and everything outdoors, as long as it’s in the warm weather.
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.