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 biopsy (FNAB) 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 and ultrasound guided FNAB. The use of standardized patients allows supervised hands on experience with transverse and longitudinal scanning methods. The techniques of FNAB of lesions will be performed using phantom models. Attendees will be instructed in the practical detail and hurdles in developing office based ultrasound.
OVERVIEW OF OBJECTIVES
- Explain the ACS Ultrasound Education Program
- Identify techniques and differentiate challenges associated with surgeon performed ultrasound
- Illustrate the possibilities and limitations of ultrasound in clinical applications
- Locate resources for getting started in Surgeon Performed Ultrasound
- Develop enabling strategies to improve surgeon ultrasound skills
To register, please use the link at the top of this page.
ACS Fellows (Physicians) $1525.00
Non Fellows (Physicians) $1750.00
Resident Society Members $765.00
Non-Society Members Residents/PAs $915.00
Russell Smith, MD, FACS
Chief, Section of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center
Arjun Joshi, MD
Professor of Surgery, Otolaryngologist
The George Washington University
Merry Sebelik, MD, FACS
Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology Professor
David Shonka Jr., MD
Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
University of Virginia