USC is pleased to present sonography expert Robert De Jong, RDMS, RDCS, RVT for a discussion on the use of ultrasound for evaluating patients with hypertension.
How do you handle the order that asks for a renal ultrasound when the reason for the exam is hypertension? Do you perform a renal artery study, call the physician to change the order, or simply image the kidneys? Many sonographers struggle with this situation. This talk will discuss what information the ordering physician is probably wanting – and it probably has nothing to do with Renal Artery Stenosis. Also, tips on obtaining a diagnostic renal artery Doppler exam will be discussed. (Approved for 1 SDMS CME Credit)
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
• Define primary and secondary hypertension
• Discuss technical tips to improve the gray scale and Doppler image
• Discuss the role of ultrasound beyond Renal Artery Stenosis in patients with hypertension
• List the different criteria used to determine the presence of Renal Artery Stenosis
• Discuss the role of ultrasound in patients with hypertension that do not have Renal Artery Stenosis
About our Speaker
Robert De Jong, RDMS, RDCS, RVT is recently retired from The Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was the Technical Manager of the Radiology Ultrasound Division for over 28 years. To further his interest in educating the next generations of sonographers, he has published several books on sonographic scanning and patient care and has also authored chapters in multiple ultrasound textbooks.
Bob has been honored by The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography with the Joan Baker Pioneer Award and has Fellow member status in both the SDMS and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.
As an active committee member of the SDMS, the AIUM, and the Maryland Ultrasound Society, he involves himself in conference management, nominating committee activities, and CME organization. Bob is a frequent speaker at national and local meetings on various ultrasound topics.
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.