Aorta & Inferior Vena Cava ( IVC ) Anatomy & Physiology Ultrasound Training

Learn the relationship of traditional illustrative and sonographic anatomy of the aorta and inferior vena cava (IVC) and how to interpret ultrasound imaging of the aorta & IVC. Learn sonographic techniques and scanning approaches used in ultrasound imaging to assess the aorta and inferior vena cava. Learn to identify and characterize the aorta / IVC with ultrasonography.
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Price US$399.00
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How it Works

Each SonoSim module contains:

  • A Didactic, Cloud-Based, Multimedia Course
  • Real-Time Knowledge Checks & a Mastery Test
  • A Series of Hands-On, Real Patient Scanning Cases Accessed with the SonoSimulator® Ultrasound Probe

The SonoSimulator Ultrasound Probe is a one-time purchase and is your access key to the SonoSim modules you license annually. License to each module is purchased in the first year, and maintained with an annual membership fee. Keep scanning and maintain all your member benefits, including annual access to all your modules, with your low annual membership fee of $295 (complimentary in your first year).

Course Highlights

SonoSim cloud-based, multimedia, didactic courses are created by leading ultrasound experts, and are internet accessible immediately after purchase, on any device. There are knowledge checks with real-time feedback throughout each course, as well as a Mastery Test that is automatically graded.

The course in this module covers topics including:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Aorta and Inferior Vena Cava
  • Sonographic Anatomy of the Aorta & Inferior Vena Cava
  • Sonographic Techniques including Doppler Adjuncts
  • Pearls & Pitfalls when Evaluating the Aorta and Inferior Vena Cava

SonoSimulator Scanning Cases

The SonoSimulator® helps develop and maintain the critical visuomotor and visuospatial skills that are central to image acquisition and interpretation with real patient imagery, expert tutorials on-demand, and real-time feedback on success.

The 5 real patient scanning cases in this module include and cover:

  • Patient Types: Adult Only, Male & Female
  • Relevant Findings/Pathology: Normal Examples of Aorta and IVC Anatomy
  • Doppler & Imaging Modes: Color-Flow Doppler, Pulsed-Wave Doppler
  • Transducer Types: Curvilinear
  • Special Case Features: Additional Abdominal CT imaging, Anatomic Layer Removal

Continued Medical Education

This Aorta/IVC: Anatomy & Physiology Module begins with an overview of the role of ultrasound in the evaluation of the aorta and IVC. A brief overview of aorta and IVC anatomy and physiology is provided. The sonographic anatomy of the aorta and IVC is described in detail. Optimal transducer selection, patient positioning, imaging approaches, and techniques for sonographically evaluating the aorta and IVC are discussed. The course concludes with imaging tips and pitfalls and a summary of salient teaching points.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians, and SonoSim, Inc. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 3.25 hours of ACEP Category I credit.