DVT – Lower Extremity: Core Clinical Module
This DVT – Lower Extremity: Core Clinical Module focuses on the sonographic evaluation of lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT), including both first-time and recurrent DVTs. Course lessons cover normal lower extremity vasculature, sonographic anatomy, and scanning technique. Multiple DVT ultrasound protocols (ranging from point-of-care to comprehensive whole-leg ultrasound examination) are discussed. Multiple real-patient DVT case studies and alternative conditions included in the differential diagnosis of DVT (e.g., Baker’s cyst) are presented.
In-module questions and an end-module mastery test assess didactic knowledge. The patented SonoSimulator® helps to develop the requisite image acquisition, image interpretation, and cognitive task awareness required to perform DVT ultrasound.
- Normal Anatomy & Physiology
- Sonographic Anatomy
- Sonographic Technique
- POCUS DVT Examination
- Case Studies
- Imaging Tips & Pitfalls
Hands-On CasesThe SonoSimulator helps develop the requisite image acquisition, image interpretation, and cognitive task awareness central to performing DVT ultrasound. The DVT – Lower Extremity: Core Clinical Module provides the opportunity to virtually scan real-patient ultrasound cases and learn to identify DVTs in various venous segments along the proximal lower extremity.
- Partially occlusive thrombi cases
- Completely occlusive thrombi cases
- Acute thrombi cases
- Chronic-appearing thrombi cases
- Identified thrombi in the common femoral, proximal femoral, profunda femoris, mid femoral, and popliteal venous segments of the leg
- Scan DVT differential diagnosis conditions (e.g., Baker’s cyst)
- Apply real-time compression ultrasound for DVT screening
- Apply color-flow, pulsed-wave, and power Doppler for vascular assessment
Knowledge Assessment with Performance Tracking
- 20 interspersed questions and answers with real-time feedback
- 20-question mastery test