Clinical Skills Certificate Course:

B-scan Ultrasonography and Ultrasound Biomicroscopy


Course level:

This course is intended for ophthalmic assistants, technicians and technologists.

Course structure (no CE credit):

This course consists of short, illustrated reading segments. There is a quiz at the end of the course. Upon passing the quiz, the user will receive a certificate of completion.

Estimated time to complete:

Two hours.

Short Course Description:

This course on ocular B-scan Ultrasonography and Ultrasound Biomicroscopy includes discussion of ophthalmic ultrasound principles, instrumentation, orientation, and visualization. Examination techniques are covered. Evaluation criteria of vitreo-retinal diseases are discussed including vitreous hemorrhage, vitreous detachment, retinal detachment, choroidal detachment, optic nerve head drusen, choroidal nevus, and choroidal malignant melanoma. Ultrasound Biomicroscopy instrumentation and examination techniques are discussed with examples.

For the Detailed Course Description, see below

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Detailed Course Description

B-scan Basics

The Basic Principle
A-scan vs B-scan
B-scan vs. OCT
Ultrasound Physics
B-scan Principles
Orientation and Visualization
Examination Techniques

B-scan Examination, Part 1

Information needed
Communicating with the patient
Exam prep
The screening exam
Evaluation criteria for vitreo-retinal diseases
Posterior vitreous detachment
Localized retinal detachment
Total retinal detachment

B-scan Examination, Part 2

Review of B-scan evaluation criteria for vitreo-retinal diseases
Vitreous hemorrhage
Vitreous membranes
Traction retinal detachment
Choroidal detachment
Image quality
Scleral buckle
Optic nerve head drusen
Choroidal nevus and malignant melanoma
Choroidal nevus vs. small melanoma
Evaluation and measurement of a medium to large melanoma

Ultrasound Biomicroscopy

Instrumentation and equipment
Examination techniques
Examination examples