Aortic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) has become the standard of care for many patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms. This lecture will address how contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a superior and effective diagnostic tool for surveillance and follow-up to detect and classify endoleaks following EVAR.
Upon completion of this course, attendees should be prepared to:
Explain the fundamental physics of contrast enhanced ultrasound.
Apply proper use of contrast enhancement agents for EVAR.
Describe the pathophysiology of EVAR endoleaks.
Detect EVAR endoleaks on contrast-enhanced ultrasound.
Characterize enhancement of different types of EVAR endoleaks.
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, the speakers for this course have been asked to disclose to participants the existence of any financial interest and/or relationship(s) (e.g., paid speaker, employee, paid consultant on a board and/or committee for a commercial company) that would potentially affect the objectivity of his/her presentation or whose products or services may be mentioned during their presentation. The following disclosures were made:
David Dawson, MD, RPVI, RVT – No Relationships
UC Davis Vascular Center
Barbara Forney – No Relationships
Manager of Live Programs/Compliance Office of
Continuing Medical Education
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Paula Walsh, RVT, RDMS, RDCS
Bruce Gebhardt, MD
University of Cincinnati
Internal Medicine Professor/CME reviewer
SPEAKER CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE
Muhammad Hasan, MBBCh, RPVI, RVT, RDCS, RDMS – No relationships to disclose
Miami Beach, FL
Off-Label Disclosure Statement
Faculty members are required to inform the audience when they are discussing off-label, unapproved uses of devices and drugs. Physicians should consult full prescribing information before using any product mentioned during this educational activity.
Learner Assurance Statement
The University of Cincinnati is committed to resolving all conflicts of interest issues that could arise as a result of prospective faculty members’ significant relationships with drug or device manufacturer(s). The University of Cincinnati is committed to retaining only those speakers with financial interests that can be reconciled with the goals and educational integrity of the CME activity.
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 University of Cincinnati and the Society for Vascular Ultrasound.
The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Cincinnati designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The opinions expressed during the live activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Cincinnati. The information is presented for the purpose of advancing the attendees’ professional development.
PLEASE NOTE: THE CASE STUDY PRESENTATIONS ARE NOT TO BE USED WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE AUTHOR.