Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound
  • Imaging Fundamentals: The Basics
  • Abdominal Sonography Anatomy and Scan Fundamentals
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Abdominal Aorta
  • Normal Liver, Gallbladder, Biliary Tree, and Spleen Sonography
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Liver, Gallbladder, and Biliary Tree Pathology
  • Renal Ultrasound Imaging
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Pancreas
  • Trauma Ultrasonography
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Appendix and GI Tract
  • Cases in Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Thyroid
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Acute Scrotum
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Soft Tissues
  • Doppler and Color Flow Imaging: Fundamentals for Point-of-Care Applications
  • Abdominal Doppler Physics
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Renal Artery Stenosis

Date of Original Release: 7/29/2015
This edition valid for credit through: 7/29/2018

Price:  $808.00 (12 months access)
Code: OC-ABPC151
22.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

 

Details

This self-directed course is designed with sixteen modules and includes recommended reading assignments, online video lectures, case presentations, and post-activity quizzes.

Modules

  1. Imaging Fundamentals: The Basics
  2. Abdominal Anatomy Fundamentals and Scan Techniques
  3. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Abdominal Aorta
  4. Normal Liver, Gallbladder, Biliary Tree, and Spleen Sonography
  5. Ultrasound Evaluation of Liver, Gallbladder, and Biliary Tree Pathology
  6. Renal Ultrasound Imaging
  7. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Pancreas
  8. Trauma Ultrasonography
  9. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Appendix and GI Tract
  10. Case Studies in Abdominal Sonography
  11. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Thyroid
  12. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Acute Scrotum
  13. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Soft Tissues
  14. Doppler/Color Imaging Fundamentals: Point-of-Care Applications
  15. Abdominal Doppler Physics
  16. Evaluation of Renal Artery Stenosis
Topics & Objectives
Topics:
  • Imaging Fundamentals: The Basics
  • Abdominal Sonography Anatomy and Scan Fundamentals
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Abdominal Aorta
  • Normal Liver, Gallbladder, Biliary Tree, and Spleen Sonography
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Liver, Gallbladder, and Biliary Tree Pathology
  • Renal Ultrasound Imaging
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Pancreas
  • Trauma Ultrasonography
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Appendix and GI Tract
  • Cases in Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Thyroid
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Acute Scrotum
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Soft Tissues
  • Doppler and Color Flow Imaging: Fundamentals for Point-of-Care Applications
  • Abdominal Doppler Physics
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Renal Artery Stenosis

Objectives

Upon completion of these enduring materials, the viewer should be able to accomplish the following:

  1. Demonstrate the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret abdominal ultrasound examinations.
  2. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images.
  3. Perform scan protocols and routine measurements that are utilized during an abdominal ultrasound evaluation.
  4. Identify normal/abnormal imaging characteristics of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys and abdominal vasculature.
  5. Cite Doppler/color physics principles and be able toapply these principles to optimize system controls or utilize this information for identifying technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis.
  6. Demonstrate routine examination protocols associated with the ultrasound evaluation of renal artery stenosis.
  7. Differentiate normal/abnormal characteristics for the evaluation of the thyroid, testes/scrotum, and appendix.
  8. Perform an ultrasound evaluation of the trauma patient.
  9. Demonstrate the use of ultrasound for evaluation of soft-tissue pathology.
  10. Demonstrate competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques and interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.
Target Audience
Sonographers, physicians, PAs and other medical professionals learning how to perform and/orinterpret abdominal sonography. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) those involved with: primary care, internal medicine, emergency medicine, critical care, hospitalists, trauma, gastroenterology, and urology.
Course Instructors

Phillip J Bendick

PhD, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU

Vascular Consultant,, Vass, NC
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

Charlotte Derr

MD, RDMS, FACEP

Associate Program Director, Ultrasound Director, University of South Florida, Emergency Medicine Residency Program
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

Salvatore LaRusso

M.Ed. RDMS, RT(R)

Senior Instructor Radiology, PennState College of Medicine, Chief Sonographer, PennState Hershey, PennState Childrens Hospital, Speaker Disclosure: No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

Lori Green

BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

President, Program Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc., Saint Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

Theresa Jorgensen

RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Ultrasound consultant – Phoenix, Arizona
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

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 Subcommittee)
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 Subcommittee)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

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

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.50 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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