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March 2024 OSS Meeting – Student Presentations (2CME)

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

March OSS Meeting

Online: Zoom meeting opens at 6:00 pm and the meeting will begin at 6:15 pm.

In-person: Food is provided. Doors open at 5:45 pm and the presentation will begin at 6:15 pm.

OKC OSS members will be meeting at OSU-OKC 440 N Portland Avenue OKC, OK 73107 on the 1st floor room #AH1300.


The fabulous OUHSC Sonography students will be presenting their capstone presentations for us again. The OSS Officers have always loved these presentations and there is always something new we learn every year. Come ready to learn and be blown away!

Presentation and Objectives:

1. Comparing FDA approved Medication to Focused Ultrasound to treat Alzheimer’s Disease
a. Identify Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medications for treating
Alzheimer’s Disease.
b. Describe how ultrasound is used to deliver drugs across the blood brain barrier.
c. Compare the safety and efficacy of current FDA approved medications to focused
ultrasound (FUS) delivered medications in Alzheimer patients.

2. Comparison of Echocardiography, CT, and MRI in the Diagnosis of Benign Versus Malignant
Cardiac Tumors
a. Identify why echocardiography is the initial imaging modality of choice.
b. Compare and contrast the diagnostic accuracy of echocardiography, CT, and MRI in
distinguishing benign and malignant tumors.
c. Describe how echocardiography, CT, and MRI complement each other in the accurate
diagnosis of cardiac tumors.

3. Use of transcranial doppler in monitoring injuries secondary to traumatic brain injuries
a. Describe the advantages of Transcranial Doppler (TCD)
b. Determine how TCD is used to monitor complications that follow TBI’s
c. Identify the values used in determination of the secondary insult
4. Cardiac Adaptation in Hibernating Bears: Implications for Human Medicine
a. Describe the use of sonography to evaluate cardiac function in active and hibernating
b. Recognize the cardiac adaptations occurring in hibernating bears
c. Apply the knowledge gained from studying cardiac function in hibernating bears to
human medicine
d. Describe the potential clinical applications of hibernating bear models for the study of
cardiac function and metabolism

5. Sonography-Guided vs. Fluoroscopy-Guided Treatments in Atrial Fibrillation in Adults
a. 1. Compare and contrast ICE-guided vs. fluoroscopy-guided cardiac ablations for atrial
b. 2. Describe the amount of peri-device flow in the Watchmann’s Procedure.
c. 3. Identify Atrial Fibrillation recurrence rates between different modalities.
6. The use of Doppler in assessing the blood flow of the uterine artery in gestating cows
a. Describe how the use of Doppler could be beneficial to the cattle and other agricultural
b. Discuss the correlation of blood flow velocities and volume and resistance indexes
c. Discuss the correlation of blood flow volume and birth weight in calves
7. Sonographer vs AI: Echocardiogram Assessments
a. Describe what Artificial intelligence (AI) is
b. Explain the importance of AI in echocardiography
c. Compare and contrast AI vs sonographer assessments
8. The Effectiveness of Anterior Segment High-Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography, In Vivo
Confocal Microscopy, and Ultrasound Biomicroscopy in Diagnosing Ocular Surface Tumors
a. Determine the advantages of each modality.
b. Compare and contrast HR-OCT and UBM when diagnosing tumors.

c. Identify the accuracy of both IVCM and HR-OCT in diagnosing/ differentiating tumors.
9. Fish oil supplementation and the effects on cardiovascular disease
a. Describe eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid
b. Compare mouse and human trials
10. Early Detection of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus through Echocardiographic Strain & Strain
Rate Imaging
a. Identify how strain is applied to a cardiac exam.
b. Compare and contrast statistics of successful strain/strain rate imaging leading to an
early detection and diagnosis of SLE.
c. Learn how to identify parameters that indicate a diagnosis of SLE.
11. Defining Cervical Dysgenesis Through Ultrasound and MRI
a. Define cervical dysgenesis and its importance among women.
b. Recognize the sonographic and MRI features of cervical dysgenesis.
c. Identify the treatment options for cervical dysgenesis.
12. Examining the Vulnerability of Carotid Plaque by Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound and
a. Compare and Contrast Elastography and Contrast Enhanced sonography when
evaluating carotid plaque
b. Describe the importance of diagnosing the degree of plaque in the carotid artery
c. Identify the best imaging technique for determining the vulnerability of carotid plaque
13. The Use of Transcutaneous Laryngeal Ultrasonography vs Laryngoscopy in Vocal Cord Paralysis
a. Describe how transcutaneous laryngeal ultrasonography (TLUS) is used in vocal fold
b. Compare and contrast the use of laryngoscopy and TLUS in detecting vocal cord
paralysis (VCP)
c. Identify the accuracy of both laryngoscopy and TLUS in confirming VCP diagnosis
14. Comparison of 2D and 3D Ultrasound for Estimated Fetal Weight Measurements
a. Compare the accuracy of 2D and 3D for fetal biometric measurements.
b. Identify how 3D ultrasound can benefit the accuracy of fetal biometric measurements in
the calculation of estimated fetal weight.
c. Explain ways that estimated fetal weight calculations can be improved.
15. Sonographic Techniques and Methods in the Evaluation of Patients with Oropharyngeal
a. Identify the limitations of traditional imaging and evaluation methods for oropharyngeal
b. Describe how sonography can be useful in evaluating the swallowing process in
dysphagic patients.
c. Explain why more standardization is needed in the sonographic examination of
oropharyngeal dysphagia in the clinical setting.

16. Automated Breast Ultrasound versus MRI in Detection of Breast Cancer
a. Determine how ABUS and MRI can be used for imaging breasts
b. Identify the accuracy of both ABUS and MRI in detecting breast cancer
c. Compare and contrast the use of ABUS and MRI alone and in conjunction together

17. Advancement of Uterine fibroid care: High Intensity-focused ultrasound in the treatment of
uterine fibroids
a. 1. Describe how ultrasound affects the accuracy and effectiveness of High-Intensity
Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for treating uterine fibroids
b. 2. Discuss how HIFU treats fibroids with non-invasiveness compared to other surgical
c. 3. Compare the safety and outcomes of HIFU versus traditional surgeries, offering
evidence-based insights

18. Abdominal and Retroperitoneal Organ Sonographic Measurements to Actual Measurements: A
Pilot Study
a. Describe commonly accepted measurement approaches and the importance of accurate
sonographic measurements.
b. Compare sonographic measurements of the liver, kidneys and spleen to physical
measurements post-dissection on cadaveric specimens.
c. Identify scanning and measurement approaches that may be more accurate for organ


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March 12
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


440 N Portland Avenue #AH1300
OKC, OK 73107 United States
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