The Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and How Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) Can Improve Patient Care – CME

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In this webinar, we will cover endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) and fenestrated-branched endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (F-BEVAR) for the treatment of aortic aneurysms. We will also explore possible complications of this treatment, highlighting endoleaks. Cases of how the use of contrast-enhanced ultrasound improved images will be presented with a brief explanation describing how the “bubbles” work. Lastly, a dive into the use of ultrasound and contrast-enhanced ultrasound within the vascular surgery practice of the aortic field will be reviewed.

  • Introduce the optimal uses of ultrasound and contrast-enhanced ultrasound for aortic pathologies.
  • Discuss the importance and benefits of contrast-enhanced ultrasound compared to CT.
  • Review the limitations of contrast-enhanced ultrasound.
  • Review how contrast-enhanced ultrasound improves vascular practice on treatments of aortic aneurysm.

This program has been designed for physicians with an interest in cardiac imaging (including, but not limited to, cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiac, and vascular surgeons), and other healthcare professionals involved in echocardiography.

This CME activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.   Northwest Imaging Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  NWIF designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Release Date: 11/9/2020 | Expires: 11/9/2021

Faculty and Planner Disclosures:
As an accredited provider of continuing medical education, it is the policy of Northwest Imaging Forums, Inc. (NWIF) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its activities. In accordance with this policy, faculty and planners must disclose any financial relationships with commercial interests germane to program content. Additionally, in the event a conflict of interest (COI) does exist, it is the policy of NWIF to ensure that the COI is resolved in order to ensure the integrity of the CME activity. The planner has nothing to disclose.

Carla K. Scott, MD

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Carla K. Scott, MD

Vascular Surgeon (SBACV board certified), Brazil
Ultrasound Doppler Specialist, Brazil
UT Southwestern Research Fellow, Dallas, Texas, US


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Supported by an Educational Grant from Bracco Diagnostics Inc.
We are grateful to our faculty for their expertise and are privileged to work with them.