The objective for this course is for the attendee to leave with the knowledge of how to recognize an ultrasound case, incorporate ultrasound into their practice, and how to create a study for someone to interpret, of the five main abdominal organs. This will be accomplished through learning the basic knobs necessary to create a diagnostic image, how to tweak that image with these knobs, do measurements, and follow a scanning protocol. Recognizing artifacts will be covered, as well as how to quickly assess a trauma case with ultrasound. Hands-on scanning will reinforce the didactic portion, and recognizing normal tissue.

Fee: $1600.

Class Dates & Times:

  • January 25th-26th, 2019 - Closed
  • March 7th, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • March 8th, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • April 10th, 2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • April 11th, 2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • September 19th, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • September 20th, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The objective for this course is for the attendee to learn the normal and abnormal appearance of all abdominal organs, including pancreas, adrenal glands, and lymph nodes. In addition, scanning technique, machine controls necessary to create a high quality diagnostic image, measurements, and following a consistent scanning protocol will be emphasized. Hands-on scanning will focus on scan technique, recognition of anatomy, and creating a diagnostic scan. Ultrasound guided aspiration and biopsy technique will be covered, and case studies will be presented.Taught by a Board Certified Veterinary Radiologist.

Fee: $1600.

Class Dates & Times:

  • February 2nd-3rd, 2019 Closed
  • July 27th, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • July 28th, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • October 23rd, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • October 24th, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Most of this day will be spent in hands-on scanning of all abdominal organs, including pancreas, adrenal glands, and lymph nodes, while following a protocol. An aspirate/biopsy review will be incorporated as well. Attendees will leave with an imaging protocol to incorporate into their practice, and the confidence to help reach their peak performance goals.

Prerequisite recommendations: Soft Tissue Level 1, or Level 2, or equivalent clinical experience.

Fee: $850.

Class Dates & Times:

  • December 6th, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

We will critique your imaging quality, protocol, and measurements, and help you to improve it.

10 cases for $650.

Cardiac Ultrasound

With each of these cardiac classes, we will offer a quantity of 10, Image Critique Packages, for an additional $750.00 per package, which allows for 10 ultrasound cases to be critiqued for image quality and selection, scanning technique, and assistance in creating a diagnostic scan. This does NOT include diagnosis of the case, but rather helping to create a diagnostic scan. Receiving constructive feedback on your cardiac scanning after attending a class, can help reinforce and tweak the skills you acquired in class.

The objective of this course is to cover all right sided imaging planes - the core of an echocardiographic examination - as well as the left sided right auricular view. Subjective and objective evaluation of these images are covered. Hands on scanning sessions will teach the scanning technique needed to develop skill in obtaining these echocardiographic imaging planes. At completion of this course the attendee will be able to recognize all right sided imaging planes, understand the principles of obtaining these images, obtain critical measurements and understand their usefulness in the assessment of cardiac disease. This course will also include integration of echocardiography into your practice by covering the diagnosis and management of the most common adult-onset cardiac diseases. Using case material, we will form strategies for diagnosis, staging, and management of these diseases with emphasis on the role of echocardiography. Taught by a Boarded Cardiologist.

Fee: $1900.

Class Dates & Times:

  • February 8th, 2019 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • February 9th, 2019 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • February 10th, 2019 8:00 am – 12 Noon
  • August 7th, 2019 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • August 8th, 2019 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • August 9th, 2019 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The objective of this class is for the attendee to be able to create a diagnostic two dimensional exam, incorporating right and left imaging planes, 2D and M-mode measurements, with an introduction to color flow Doppler, recognition of normal and abnormal color flow, focusing on accuracy of the Doppler information and optimizing image quality. Discussion and practice will include imaging technique, equipment controls that affect image quality, scanning protocols, necessary measurements, and appropriate labeling. This class is approximately 1/3 didactic, and 2/3 hands-on to hone the technical skills associated with the above goals. If you have a portable ultrasound machine, you are welcome to bring it if you need help tweaking it to your satisfaction. Prerequisite is Cardiac Level 1 or similar clinical experience. Taught by a Boarded Cardiologist.

Fee: $2200.

Class Dates & Times:

  • March 21st, 2019 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • March 22nd, 2019 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • March 23rd, 2019 8:00 am – 12 Noon
  • Fall dates to be announced soon.

The objective of this course is for the attendee to obtain an accurate and diagnostic echocardiographic study that incorporates color flow and spectral Doppler. All topics will focus on accuracy of the Doppler information and optimizing image quality. Topics covered will include: understanding the physical principles of Doppler echocardiography as it applies to the accuracy and quality of an echocardiographic exam, correct placement of Doppler cursors and gates, recognition of normal and abnormal color flow Doppler, understanding how Doppler aids in the evaluation of common acquired heart disease. Hands on sessions will focus on equipment controls that affect image quality, image optimization and measurement of the Doppler echocardiogram. Prerequisite is Cardiac Level 1/2 or similar clinical experience. Taught by a Boarded Cardiologist.

Fee: $2200.

Class Dates & Times:

  • June 13th, 2019 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • June 14th, 2019 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • June 15th, 2019 8:00 am 12 Noon
  • Fall dates to be announced soon.

We will critique your imaging quality, protocol, and measurements, and help you to improve it.

10 cases for $750.

We believe you learn best, if held accountable. This can be accomplished through a combination of constructive critical appraisal of attendee submitted imaging studies and outcome assessment. Outcome assessment will include practical laboratory examinations. Constructive critical appraisal of homework will provide attendees a basis to objectively assess their progress, recognize areas that require improvement and acquire the skills and techniques needed to become excellent scanners. Feedback of this nature in combination with outcome assessment is sure to escalate your personal needs with respect to becoming an excellent scanner.

courses
courses
courses

The objective of this program is for the attendee to become a proficient, confident soft tissue sonographer, by immersing them in soft tissue ultrasound over a 3 month period. The student will be with us for 4 days a week, every 4 to 6 weeks, spread over 3 months. Each session will build upon the prior session. Knobs, measurements, labeling, scan technique of the abdomen, scanning protocol, artifacts, normal and abnormals, disease processes, and aspirate and biopsy technique will be taught. Each session will require accountability in the way of quizzes, written and practical exams. Case submissions will be required weekly between sessions, for critique. Referral to a telemedicine service or specialist may still be necessary, as this is a skill set that requires continuing practice allowing proficiency to become excellence.

Requirements:

You may attend any one of these sessions as a "stand alone class", as long as you have the necessary clinical experience for each level. For example: no previous experience is necessary for Session 1, which is Beginner to Intermediate Level. Either Soft Tissue Level 1, Soft Tissue Immersion Program Session 1, or previous clinical experience would be necessary to attend Session 2, which is Intermediate to Advanced Level. Soft Tissue Level 2, Soft Tissue Immersion Program Session 2, or similar clinical experience would be necessary to attend Session 3, which is Advanced Level.

Attendees MUST have access to a digital ultrasound machine with color and spectral Doppler (PW required) capability, that allows saving and exporting still images and cine loops in Dicom format, for all three sessions. Attendees will receive 24 hours of CE for each session, MUST attend all 3 sessions, and maintain a passing grade of 70 or above, per session, in order to receive the Certificate of Soft Tissue Proficiency. This is NOT an accreditation.Class size is limited so we encourage you to sign up early to guarantee admittance. Taught by a Boarded Radiologist.

Fee per session: $3300.

Class Dates & Times:

Session 1

  • September 19th, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • September 20th, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • September 21st, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • September 22nd, 2019 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Session 2

  • October 23rd, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • October 24th, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • October 25th, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • October 26th, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Session 3

  • December 4th, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • December 5th, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • December 6th, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • December 7th, 2019 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Interpreting Radiographic Images: CE: 1 Day/7.5 Hours

The objectives for this class will cover basic Roentgen signs of the heart, pulmonary blood vessels and mediastinum, identifying normal appearance of the heart chambers, causes and appearances for acquired and congenital abnormalities of the heart, and the appearance of heart failure. Normal appearance of structures within the thoracic mediastinum, and specific signs of common abnormalities that affect structures within the mediastinum including the trachea, lymph nodes and thymus. Cases that reinforce this information will be given, as well as cases on various abdominal disorders and helpful methods to make an appropriate diagnosis.

Fee: $700.

Class Dates & Times:

  • September 14th, 2019 8:00 am – 5:00 pm