Chapter 1

Setting the scene

This chapter discusses the reasons a patient might be referred for a carotid, subclavian, or vertebral scan and recaps essential anatomy.
4 Lessons (10m 50s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 2

The basics

Here, you’ll learn fundamental ultrasound knowledge needed to perform and interpret your carotid scan, in particular, color and pulsed Doppler.
  • Analyzing hemodynamics in the carotid territory
  • Reviewing ultrasound basics
  • Identifying flow directions in color flow
  • Ensuring a correct pulsed Doppler angle
  • Recognizing aliasing
  • Identifying safety issues
  • The basics quiz
7 Lessons (25m 06s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 3

Adjusting the ultrasound scanner controls

Learn the essential scanner requirements for a carotid investigation. This chapter explains how to set the scanner up and optimize each ultrasound modality.
  • Setting up the scanner
  • Optimizing the B-mode image
  • Optimizing the color flow
  • Optimizing the pulsed Doppler
  • Adjusting the ultrasound scanner controls quiz
5 Lessons (15m 55s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 4

Performing a scan

Here, you’ll learn how to perform a scan of the carotid, vertebral, and subclavian arteries, distinguish between the ICA and ECA, and ensure your measurements are accurate.
  • Positioning the patient
  • Scanning the extracranial arteries
  • Distinguishing the ICA from the ECA
  • Making accurate velocity measurements
  • Documenting the scan
  • Tackling difficult scans
  • Performing a scan quiz
7 Lessons (27m 17s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 5

Recognizing pathology

This chapter shows you how to recognize normal and abnormal pathology in the carotid, subclavian, and vertebral arteries.
  • Identifying normal findings
  • Identifying carotid artery disease
  • Identifying subclavian and vertebral artery pathology
  • Identifying unusual pathologies
  • Recognizing pathology quiz
5 Lessons (14m 54s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 6

Reporting the scan

Finally, you’ll learn all about carotid grading criteria, how to apply these, and use your results to write your report.
  • Evaluating carotid artery grading criteria
  • Categorizing carotid artery disease
  • Evaluating plaque characteristics
  • Completing a report
  • Reporting the scan quiz
  • Ultrasound Masterclass: The Carotid Artery outro
6 Lessons (19m 40s), 1 Quiz