Duplex extracranial cerebrovascular system

Scan the neck vessels under supervision of UZ Gent experts!

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Requested: RIZIV No. 15021964


UZGent, videoconferentiezaal cardio 11e verdieping K12E


125 euros

This course is passed, therefore registrations are closed. Keep an eye out for updates on this course!


This course is designed for doctors, doctors in training and other health care workers with interest in duplex ultrasonography of the neck blood vessels.

For the beginning echographist (so there is no foreknowledge required), this course is a good introduction in duplex echography.

However, it is advised to have basic knowlegde on B mode and Doppler Ultrasound (see basic Ultrasound courses).

Those with already some echo experience can expand their knowledge and ultrasound skills.

  • 8.30 – 9:00: Reception and registration
  • 9.00 – 9.15: Echo Quiz
  • 9.15 - 9.45: Normal echo anatomy of the carotid & vertebral artery
  • 9.45 -10.30: Hands-on session 1: normal echo anatomy
  • 10.30-10.45: Break
  • 10.45-11.15: Echo pathology of the carotid & vertebral artery
  • 11.15-11.30: Demonstration of an examination by the teacher
  • 11.30-12.30: Hands-on sesion 2 : pathological echo anatomy (patients)
  • 12.30-12.45: Discussion Quiz results
  • 12.45-13.30: Lunch

  • Recognizing the normal extracranial cerebrovascular anatomy
  • Understanding the normal vascular physiology in the extracranial CV system and the most frequently occurring pathofysiological changes.
  • Learning to adjust the settings of your ultrasound machine in order to optimize image quality.
  • Learning to interpret flowsignals in the neck blood vessels using colour flow and pulsed wave doppler mode.
  • Learning to perform a duplex of the neck vessels in a standardized manner.
  • Learning tips & tricks to visualize neck vessels in an optimal manner and what the pitfalls are.
  • Getting an answer to your practical questions: how to grade a stenosis? How to localize the vertebral artery? How to measure the IMT (Intima media thickness) ? …
  • Learning how to make a protocol.


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