Saturday, September 9

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thyroid & Parathyroid Ultrasound Workshop

The objective of this course is to introduce the practicing surgeon to office based ultrasound examination of the thyroid, parathyroid, and neck for commonly encountered diseases.  The distinction of normal from malignant lymphadenopathy is emphasized with a demonstration of the comprehensive examination of lymph node basins in cervical levels I-VI.  The technique of ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) of thyroid nodules and lymph nodes are addressed in didactic lecture format.  In addition, hands-on skill sessions allow the surgeon to develop techniques to perform diagnostic neck ultrasound.  The use of standardized patients allows supervised hands on experience with transverse and longitudinal ultrasound methods.  The techniques of FNA of lesions will be performed using phantom models.  Attendees will be instructed in the practical detail and hurdles in developing office based ultrasound. PRE-REQUISITE: Registrants must have completed the Ultrasound for Surgeons: The Basic Course, 3rd Edition Online Course.


8:15 am - 8:25 am Overivew and Discussion of Course Topics
8:25 am - 8:55 am Principles and Physics of Ultrasonography
8:55 am - 9:15 am Scanning Techniques for the Head and Neck Ultrasonography
9:15 am - 9:55 am Ultrasonography of Normal Neck Anatomy
9:55 am - 10:05 am Break
10:05 am - 10:35 am Instructor Demonstration
10:35 am - 11:05 am Thyroid Ultrasonography
11:05 am - 11:25 am Parathyroid Ultrasonography
11:25 am - 11:35 am Break
11:35 am -- 12:15 pm Neck Ultrasonography
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Interventional Ultrasonography
12;45 pm - 1:05 pm Break and Lunch Box Pick-up
1:05 pm - 1:35 pm Integrating Office Based Ultrasonography into Practice
1:35 pm - 4:30 pm Hands-on Skills Session