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*** NEW COURSE *** Carotid US MasterClass ***

Carotid US MasterClass

10+ hours of online video course covering carotid ultrasound in 25 lectures Full of graphics, expert statements, demonstrations, examples, cases and over 100 MCQ questions.Brought to you from Top experts in the field. The estimated product launch of the Carotid Ultrasound MasterClass course is planned End of August 2020. CME Pending




Introduction to Carotid Ultrasound


In this introductory chapter, we set the stage for carotid ultrasound. First, Prof. Thomas Binder, a cardiologist, and Janet Hoyler, a registered ultrasound- and vascular technologist, talk about the importance and clinical applications of carotid ultrasound. In which setting is it used and...


Imaging Fundamentals


In this chapter, we dive deeper into the topic of imaging vessels with ultrasound. You will learn which transducer to use (and why this one), how to deal with artifacts. Do you know what the terms “angle of insonation” and “aliasing” mean? If not, find out here. The fundamentals you learn here...


How to Image Cervical Vessels


Are you ready to start imaging? After laying out the basement for your successful career as a carotid sonographer, it is time to move to the scanner. In this chapter, you will learn how to position your patient, how to get standard views of the carotid and vertebral arteries, how to use...


Pathologies in Carotid Ultrasound


After learning how to get the image, this chapter is all about what you might find while scanning. We teach you the fundamentals of atherosclerosis, how to measure the intima-media-thickness, why plaque morphology is important, and how you can assess the hemodynamics of stenotic vessels. After...




This chapter provides you with all you need to know to manage your patients. Here we answer important questions such as: When should an intervention or surgical procedure be performed? Which medical treatments do we have, who should receive them, and how effective are they? How do you follow...


Your standard Carotid Ultrasound Examination


After learning so much in this course and getting so many different inputs, we thought it would be nice to provide you with a sort of standard operating procedure on how to conduct an ultrasound examination from start to finish. We will guide you step by step from imaging to documentation and...


Prof. Thomas Binder, MD, FESC

Head of Digital Learning Medical University of Vienna

Janet Hoyler, BA, RDMS, RVT

US instructor Brigham and Womens Hospital, Harvard

Wilfried Röthy, MD

Head of Department for vascular medicine Health Center South Vienna
General surgery, cardiothoracic surgery

Ludwig Steffgen, MD

Instructor Ultrasound Trainings Center

Afshin Assadian, MD

Vascular surgeon, Vienna

Christian Bancher, MD

Neurologist, Vienna

Specific topics covered

  • What is a „stroke“
  • Risk of stroke
  • Imaging modalities to detect a stroke
  • The role of carotid US in stroke and stroke risk assessment
  • Extra and intracerebral vascular anatomy
  • Ultrasound anatomy
  • Which instrumentation do you need?
  • Physical principles of carotid ultrasound
  • Scanner settings
  • Color Doppler / spectral Doppler
  • How to scan the carotids tips and tricks
  • Differentiating the internal from the external carotid artery
  • Measuring intima media thickness (IMT)
  • Role of carotid US in risk assessment for coronary artery disease
  • Plaque detection, morphology and classification
  • What is atherosclerosis?
  • Carotid artery stenosis and occlusion
  • Hemodynamics of stenosis
  • Quantification of stenosis
  • Carotid artery occlusion
  • Complex situations – collateral flow states
  • Carotid artery dissection
  • What is MR and CT angiography, indications
  • DSA indications
  • Radiology vs. ultrasound
  • Vertebral artery stenosis
  • Subclavian steal syndrome
  • Vertebral artery hypoplasia
  • Best medical treatment
  • Endarterectomy – when is it indicated?
  • Endarterectomy – How is it performed?
  • Complications of endarterectomy
  • Alternative surgical procedures
  • Neck pathologies you might come across while scanning

Includes Bonus lectures on
  • Stroke
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Radiology imaging techniques
  • Stenting / Endarterectomy

Target groups
  • Vascular Sonographers
  • General Medicine
  • Angiologists
  • Cardiologists
  • Neurologists
  • Vascular Surgeons

For beginners and advanced
(includes fundamentals of US and Imaging)

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Watch high-quality video lectures with lengths from 10 - 60 Minutes whenever or wherever you want, on any device.

Finish the whole course to earn your 123sonography Diploma.

Do a quiz for each chapter and earn a CME certificate for each chapter if you get over 80% correct.