Transcranial Doppler for Comprehensive Stroke Care

Receive 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Date: August 15-17, 2018

Location: Cedars-Sinai, Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, Los Angeles, California

Course directors: Patrick Lyden, MD; Brenda Rinsky, RVT, RDMS

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Why you should attend

The Cedars-Sinai Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound for Comprehensive Stroke Care course includes lectures and hands-on sessions from experts in the field, and provides broad exposure to the theory, application, practice and interpretation of TCD studies. Topics covered include ultrasound physics, waveform analysis, vasospasm detection, intraoperative monitoring, screening in sickle cell anemia, PFO detection, vasomotor reactivity and evaluation for cerebral circulatory arrest.

Stroke encompasses many complex disorders that demand multiple imaging and diagnostic tests for optimal evaluation and treatment. TCD is used for standard-of-care evaluations (vasospasm, intracranial stenosis) as well as advanced applications (detecting PFO, intraoperative monitoring). TCD technology is portable, having versatile applications in clinic, the O.R., emergency room and inpatient settings. Comprehensive Stroke Center certification by The Joint Commission requires advanced capability and expertise in TCD for stroke evaluation.

Who should attend

This course will be valuable to physicians, ultrasound technologists and others who regularly manage patients with cerebrovascular disease. These include neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiologists, intensivists, cardiologists, vascular surgeons, emergency physicians, internists and hematologists.