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Overview

Ultrasound involves the use of high frequency ultrasound waves to produce diagnostic quality images. This is a 6-day intensive “hands on” training program that is designed for ultrasound practitioners such as radiographers or sonographers who wish to pursue a postgraduate qualification.

This course aims to provide participants with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the vascular ultrasound field. Students will develop an understanding of Doppler physics and its application and importance in vascular scanning. Topics covered include physiology of normal circulation, the process of vascular disease and its effect on the normal circulation, the ultrasound techniques involved in scanning the cerebro-vascular system, upper and lower limb vessels, and abdominal vessels as well as less common indications for vascular ultrasound. Students will also develop an insight into the role of ultrasound and other supplementary imaging tests for the diagnosis of various venous and arterial disease.

Speakers / Trainers

What You’ll Learn

  • Understand the core principles underlying the Doppler examination and clinical applications using Color and Spectral Doppler techniques.
  • Be familiar with the common indications, sonographic anatomy and common pathologies of the various vascular systems.
  • Describe the scanning technique/imaging protocol required to produce good images with diagnostic quality.
  • Recognize the normal and abnormal ultrasound anatomy of the abdominal, peripheral arterial and venous systems as well as the cerebrovascular system.
  • Deepen understanding on the significance of lab and/or clinical tests, supplementary imaging modalities for diseases related to various vascular systems.

Who Should Attend

  • Radiographers practising ultrasound
  • Healthcare professionals involved in ultrasound work (GPs, A&E clinicians, radiologists, residents etc)
 

Prerequisities

Participants are required to have a healthcare related qualification. Prior clinical experience and knowledge on general operation of the ultrasound machines may be given preferential consideration

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

SIT Alumni: Before registering for courses, please activate your SITizens Learning Credits via the email sent by SIT Alumni Team, on behalf of SITLEARN Professional Development on 31 Jan 2019.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY (only for SIT Alumni)
 

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the module, and
  • Undertake credit bearing assessment 

Continuing Professional Development

This is SSR validated programme and 4 CPD points will be awarded to Radiographers (who attended at least 75% of workshop).

Schedule

Day 1: 17 Oct 2019, Thu
Time Topics
8:30am Welcome and Registration
9:00am Introduction to Vascular Ultrasound.
  1. Embryology, Anantomy, Physiology, Pathology
  2. Doppler physics and artifacts
  3. Haemodynamic principles
  4. Analysis of arterial and venous Doppler and waveform
10:30am Tea Break
11:00am Image optimisation & Reflections on Clinical Practice
11:30am Practical hands-on: knobs, system settings/optimisation
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Carotid, Vetebral & Brachiocephalic Arterial Colour Duplex
  1. Gross anatomy, common indications, scanning technique.
  2. Protocol and documentation (worksheets)
  3. Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearances
  4. Unusual presentation
2:30pm Thoracic Outlet Colour Duplex
3:00pm Tea Break
3:30pm Practical hands-on for Caraotid/Vertebral / Subclavian  / Thoracic outlet Duplex
5:00pm Reflect, review and Q&A
5:30pm End of Day

Day 2: 18 Oct 2019, Fri
Time Topics
8:30am Registration & Recap
9:00am Upper limb arterial Doppler
  1. Gross anatomy, common indications, scanning technique.
  2. Protocol and documentation (worksheets)
  3. Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearances
  4. Unusual presentation
9:30am Ultrasound of the radial arteries/ palmar system pre-Coronary Angiograms (CAGs)
10:00am Upper Limb Venous Duplex Colour Duplex
10:30am Practical hands-on for upper limb arterial /Radials/DVT
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Lower limb deep vein for DVT
  1. Gross anatomy, common indications, scanning technique.
  2. Protocol and documentation (worksheets)
  3. Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearances
  4. Unusual presentation
2:30pm Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  1. Gross anatomy, common indications, scanning technique.
  2. Protocol and documentation (worksheets)
  3. Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearances
  4. Unusual presentation
3:00pm Tea Break
3:30pm Practical hands-on for lower limb DVT scan/ CVI
5:00pm Reflect, review and Q&A
5:30pm End of Day

Day 3: 19 Oct 2019, Sat
Time Topics
8:30am Registration & Recap
9:00am Role of Clinical Audit in an Ultrasound Service (Applications in Vascular Ultrasound)
9:30am Porto-Venous including TIPS
10:00am Ovarian Venous Colour Duplex
  1. Gross anatomy, common indications, scanning technique.
  2. Protocol and documentation (worksheets)
  3. Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearances
  4. Unusual presentation
10:30am Practical hands-on for lower limb DVT / Ovarian venous Duplex/ CVI Review
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Lower limb arterial Colour Duplex (inc. ABI)
  1. Gross anatomy, common indications, scanning technique.
  2. Protocol and documentation (worksheets)
  3. Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearances
  4. Unusual presentation
2:30pm Arterial Colour Duplex post Intervention: An Overview
3:00pm Tea Break
3:30pm Practical hands-on for lower limb arterial scan
4:30pm Practical hands-on for lower limb arterial scan: Pelvis / Calf  
5:00pm Q &A, summary and recap
5:30pm End of Day

Day 4: 20 Oct 2019, Sun
Time Topics
8:30am Registration & Recap
9:00am Aorta (Including introduction to EVAR & endoleak)
9:30am Mesenteric vessels Colour Duplex
10:00am Arterial Colour Duplex post Intervention: An Overview
11:00am Practical hands-on for Doppler of Aorta/ Messenteric
12:00pm Practical hands-on for Porto-Venous
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Renal Arterial Colour Duplex
  1. Gross anatomy, common indications, scanning technique.
  2. Protocol and documentation (worksheets)
  3. Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearances
  4. Unusual presentation
2:30pm Renal Transplant Colour Duplex: Technique and key pathologies
3:00pm Tea Break
3:30pm Practical hands-on for Renal Doppler
4:30pm Quiz 1
5:00pm Reflect, review and Q&A
5:30pm End of Day

Day 5: 25 Oct 2019, Fri
Time Topics
8:30am Registration & Recap
9:00am Arterial and Venous Mapping
  1. Gross anatomy, common indications, scanning technique.
  2. Protocol and documentation (worksheets)
  3. Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearances
  4. Unusual presentation
10:00am AVF- Planning & surveillance with colour duplex ultrasound
10:30am Tea Break
11:00am Practical hands-on for Pheripheral vessels- Arterial scan, DVT scan/ CVI/ Mapping to include pelvis/ calf veins
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Doppler Ultrasound imaging for detection of abnormality in pheriperal vessels: What a vacular surgeon wants to know? 
2:30pm Case-based review
3:00pm Tea Break
3:30pm Practical hands-on for peripheral vessels
4:30pm Quiz 2
5:00pm Reflect, review and Q&A
5:30pm End of Day

Day 6: 26 Oct 2019, Sat
Time Topics
8:30am Registration & Recap
9:00am CEUS: The Singapore Experience
  1. Common indications
  2. Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearances: Liver/ Kidney/ aorta (endoleaks)/ Other uses
  3. Unusual presentation
10:00am CEUS- Sonographer's role
10:30am Tea Break
11:00am Colour Duplex of hepatic transplantation
12:00pm Introduction to Echocardiography (followed by practical hands-on)
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Practical hands-on for liver transplant (tips and hints)
3:00pm Tea Break
3:30pm Penile Doppler
4:30pm Quiz 3 / Q&A / Debrief
5:30pm End of Day

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$4,108.80 $1,232.64 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $4,108.80 $1,232.64 $464.64
Non-Singaporeans $4,108.80 Not Eligible Not Eligible
 
Note:
  • Fees listed are pending Skills Future Funding approval.
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SkillsFuture Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

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Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding

To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

What Past Participants Say

"The course is a good refresher even for radiographers who have learnt about basic principles and physics. It is thorough and a lot of materials are given out ." - Chun Luan, Radiographer, Singapore General Hospital
 
"Very informative. Explained topics in a manner everyone can understand. [It is] simplified with examples for us to comprehend. " - Ponsica, Sonographer, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospitals
 

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Date 17 Oct 2019 (Thu)
26 Oct 2019 (Sat)

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