Abdominal Scanning Fundamentals - Training Video

Abdominal Scanning Fundamentals


Abdominal Scanning Fundamentals

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Abdominal Scanning Fundamentals

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Abdominal Scanning Fundamentals Training Video is designed to provide an overview of abdominal scanning fundamentals, anatomy, and image orientation for abdominal sonography.

Date of Original Release: 10/6/2023
This edition valid for credit through: 10/6/2026
Video Length: 00:44:00

Online Video Product Code: OV-ABSF3
DVD Product Code: VL-ABSF3
USB Product Code: USB-ABSF3


  • Primary Abdominal Anatomical Landmarks
  • Anatomy Overview and Orientation
  • Scan Orientation: Longitudinal, Transverse, and Coronal Views and Patient Positioning
  • Normal Structural and Vascular Sonographic Characteristics
  • Abdominal Vasculature - Orientation and Scan Techniques
  • Normal Measurement Values


  • List anatomical landmarks of the abdomen.
  • State transducer scan planes and relational anatomy.
  • Outline sectional anatomy of the abdomen.
  • Identify vasculature, organs and potential spaces.
  • Recognize the normal size, echogenicity and texture of the abdominal organs.


Sonographers, physicians, nurse practitioners, PA’s or other medical professional performing and/or interpreting abdominal sonography. Physician participants may include (but is not limited to): radiology, emergency medicine, critical care, primary care, internal medicine, and gastrointestinal.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Trisha Reo  AAS, RDMS, RVT

Program Coordinator
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Saint Petersburg, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP, FPD-AEMUS (Co-Medical Director - planner, QI Task Force)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Fellowship Director of Advanced Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS (Member of Advisory Board & QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Clinical Director of POCUS Education, Solomont Simulation Center
Department of Emergency Medicine Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director - planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Director and President,
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St Petersburg, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Trisha Reo, AAS, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator - planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St Petersburg, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

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

Credits (Optional with additional purchase)

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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