Intravascular Ultrasound

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

Author(s): Michael Ragosta III, MD

Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes

Credit hours: .75

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.