Evaluation of Renal Pathology


1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
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Date of Original Release: 10/12/2017
This edition valid for credit through: 10/12/2020
Product Code: VIT-RENP

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Evaluation of Renal Pathology

Evaluation of Renal Pathology CME Vital will make the participant familiar with the sonographic appearance of commonly visualized renal pathology.

  • Simple Cyst vs' Complex Renal Cyst
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Medullary Spponge Kidney
  • Benign & Malignant Tumors
  • Hydronephrosis


  • Simple Cyst vs' Complex Renal Cyst
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Medullary Spponge Kidney
  • Benign & Malignant Tumors
  • Hydronephrosis


  • Explain the difference between a simple cyst and a complex renal cyst.
  • Recognize the appearance of Polycystic Kidney Disease.
  • Recall the appearance of medullary sponge kidney.
  • Recognize the appearance of benign and malignant solid tumors of the kidney.
  • Explain the difference between mild, moderate, and severe hydronephrosis.

Target Audience

Sonographers, physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs, or other medical professionals performing and/or interpreting renal sonography. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to): urology, primary care, internal medicine, emergency medicine, critical care, and hospitalists.

Course Instructors

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Mark Swanson  RT, RDMS, RVT

Clinical Instructor.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.

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Accreditation Statement

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.

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