Advanced Echocardiography & Doppler in Acquired Heart Disease: Part 1


18 Hours, combination of 6 hours of lab and 12 hours of lecture

Course Objectives: 

  • Understand the basic principles of Doppler echocardiography as it applies to color, spectral pulse wave (PW) and spectral continuous wave (CW) Doppler
  • Become familiar with the clinical strengths and limitations of color, PW and CW Doppler
  • Know/learn how to optimize color, PW and CW Doppler images: knobology
  • Know whish 2D images are most useful for color, PW, and CW Doppler interrogation
  • Understand the role of color Doppler as it relates to spectral Doppler(PW and CW) interrogation
  • Recognize normal and abnormal color, PW and CW signals
  • Understand spectral Doppler (PW and CW) estimation of pressure gradients and their clinical utility in acquired heart disease in the dog and cat
  • Become familiar with the color, PW and CW Doppler festures of common acquired cardiac diseases in the dog and cat. Emphasis will be on the role of color, PW and CW doppler in the diagnosis and staging of diseases such as chronic valve disease, dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardio-myopathy, obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and pulmonary hypertension
  • Become familiar with color, PW and CW Doppler evaluation as part of a standard color, PW, and CW Doppler protocol
  • Hands-on cardiac scanning instruction:
    • Optimization of the right and left side imaging planes to facilitate color, PW and CW Doppler interrogation
    • Color, PW, and CW Doppler associated knobology ie optimization of these images
    • Acquisition and interpretation of a standard color, PW and CW Doppler examination
  • Taught by a board certified cardiologist

Pre-requisite course recommendations:
Basic Echocardiography: Echo Made Easy
Echocardiography Diagnostics and Clinical Utility or equivalent clinical experience


Course Fee

$1,990 Standard Pricing
$1,940 Sound Loyalty Pricing

Course Dates & Time

April 20th, 2017 8:00am – 5:00pm
April 21st, 2017 8:00am – 5:00pm
April 22nd, 2017 8:00am – 3:00pm

November 2nd, 2017 8:00am – 5:00pm
November 3rd, 2017 8:00am – 5:00pm
November 4th, 2017 8:00am – 3:00pm

Seminar Location

Academy of Veterinary Imaging
2409 Avenue J, Suite C
Arlington, Texas 76006
(800) 268-5354 opt 4