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Hepato-Portal Evaluations: Mastering the Maze

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


ULTRASOUND SOLUTIONS CORP. is excited to welcome sonography legend Marsha M. Neumyer, BS, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU, FAIUM for an in-depth discussion on sonographic evaluation of the liver’s vascular geography.

Course Description:

The circulatory system of the liver is one of the most fascinating that we, as Sonographers, will have the opportunity to evaluate. The vasculature of the liver is comprised of a complex network of arteries and veins including, surprisingly, veins that supply the majority of blood flow to the organ! This intriguing circulatory system works quite well when the liver is functioning normally, but can become a confusing puzzle in patients with chronic liver disease, which may result in portal hypertension, thrombosis of the IVC, portal and/or hepatic veins, and a remarkable pressure gradient between the portal vein, IVC, or hepatic veins. The elevated pressure within the organ most often leads to increased vascular resistance and alteration in blood flow patterns, flow direction, and development of portosystemic collaterals.

This presentation will provide information on the vascular anatomy of the liver, the most common causes of hepato-portal dysfunction, techniques for ultrasound assessment of the hepatic vasculature, and strategies for mastering the maze of portosystemic collaterals that most often are encountered in patients with chronic liver disease. (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:

  • Describe the vascular anatomy of the liver
  • Discuss the most common causes of portal hypertension and Budd-Chiari syndrome
  • Relate the technical protocol for duplex ultrasound examination of the hepato-portal system
  • List the collateral pathways that should be interrogated by duplex sonography in patients with known or suspected hepato-portal dysfunction

About Our Speaker: 

MneumyerMarsha 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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June 12
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Ultrasound Solutions Corp.
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