Just a very rough outline!

  1. Introduction

a) What is a gold standard?

b) Types of medical testing

– Ultrasound

– Computed Tomography

– Venography

– Angiography

2. Ultrasound is an operator dependent modality

a. Used by many, understood by few

b. Training Required for Ultrasound

3. Limitations of Ultrasound

a. patient obesity/edema

b. pain and inability to tolerate exam

c. dressing/external fixators

4. Gold standard

a. Quality Assurance

b. ultrasound vs gold standard

– Computed tomography

– venography

– angiography

5. Conclusion

6. Sources