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September 2016 Journal for Vascular Ultrasound: Ultrasound-Based Automated Carotid Lumen Diameter/Stenosis Measurement and it's Validation System (1 of 3 articles)


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Program Description:

The three articles involved in CME Fall 2016 include an unusual study of using ultrasound to evaluate a contained AAA rupture. In addition a study on the role of ultrasound to evaluate perforator veins and determine ulcer size is presented with unexpected results. An extended research article expounds on a two-stage process for automated carotid lumen diameter measurement, important in the diagnosis of carotid disease and its progression/regression.

Target Audience: 

This CME activity is planned to meet the needs of practicing healthcare professionals: 

Physicians, Vascular Technologists and Sonographer members of SVU






Upon completion of reading and studying this issue of the September 2016 Journal for Vascular Ultrasound,  the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe the percentage of AAA ruptures that self heal.
  2. Explain the necessity for immediate intervention in contained ruptures.
  3. Describe the conditions necessary for a “chronic and contained” rupture.
  4. Define the worst classification of leg ulcers using the international consensus CEAP classification.
  5. Define perforator vein.
  6. Define the reflux time necessary for the study to be considered abnormal.
  7. Describe the various methods for determining the lumen narrowing due to plaque formation and the advantages of ultrasound.
  8. Define the need for accurate lumen measurement.
  9. Describe which side of the subjects has a larger lumen.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Cincinnati and Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU). The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Cincinnati designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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