Intravascular Ultrasound

Authors: Michael Ragosta III, MD
Credit/contact hours: .75
Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes
Publication Date: July 11, 2018
Expiration date: July 10, 2024



Intravascular ultrasound plays an important role in the evaluation and management of coronary heart disease in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Using IVUS the operator can identify arterial size, structure, pathology, and can make interpretations regarding the effectiveness of coronary intervention.

You Will Learn

  • To define the limitations of coronary angiography and to define the role of intravascular ultrasound in addressing these limitations
  • To list the advantages, limitations, and risks of intravascular ultrasound
  • To identify the typical ultrasound findings of the arterial wall, lumen, and pathologic structures including IEL, EEL, intima, and lumen
  • To define the role of IVUS during coronary intervention or PCI

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again, if a question is answered incorrectly.The course will open in a new tab – to exit the course, simply close the tab.