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Abdominal Ultrasound (4 Day)

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Abdominal Ultrasound (4 Day)

Time: June 9, 2015 to June 12, 2015
Location: AHEC
Street: 8502 TYBOR DR
City/Town: HOUSTON
Website or Map: https://store.aheconline.com/…
Phone: 713-772-0157
Event Type: seminar
Organized By: Larry Carney
Latest Activity: Dec 20, 2014

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Event Description

The focus of this four day course is to provide participants with the confidence necessary to complete an abdominal ultrasound based on AIUM protocols. The course covers the basic protocols involved in an examination and general use of the ultrasound system. Normal anatomy of the liver, gall bladder, kidneys, spleen, abdominal vessels, and pancreas will be discussed. Also included are soft tissue applications and abdominal doppler.

The first three days the participants will gain experience through lecture and faculty supervised hands on scanning. This format allows each participant ample opportunity to gain the knowledge and confidence needed to independently perform a basic abdominal ultrasound. The final day of this course will be spent entirely in the scanning lab. We will simulate a clinical lab setting with live models allowing participants to perfect their protocols.

A complete two-week program can be accomplished with this course followed by the five day OB/GYN Ultrasound course.

Scan with the experts:

Sometimes it takes an additional day or two of scanning to generate confidence in your new skill set. If you would like to add a day or two, all our ultrasound skills courses can be scheduled with additional scan days in our state of the art interactive scan lab. Give us a call and discuss your needs with our faculty so we can help you achieve your goals.

Objectives
At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Utilize the principles of instrumentation to set up ultrasound equipment for obtaining diagnostic images according to AIUM guidelines.
  • Recognize and identify the organ systems in the abdomen on an ultrasound image.
  • Perform abdominal Doppler using Color and Pulsed Wave Doppler
  • Understand and identify pathological variants.
  • Follow the sequence of an abdominal ultrasound procedure from the beginning to its conclusion.
  • Recognize and identify the thyroid, scrotum, and appendix

Course Topics

  • Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation
  • Upper Abdominal Organ Systems Anatomy and Vasculature
  • Evaluation and Image Review of Normal vs. Abnormal Studies
  • Scan Techniques and Protocols for Image Acquisition of:
  • Prevertebral Vessels
  • Liver and Biliary System
  • Pancreas, Spleen and Kidney
  • Thyroid, Scrotum and Appendix
  • Abdominal Doppler

Target Audience
Physicians who are at the entry level of ultrasound scanning and interpretation. Other health professionals learning abdominal ultrasound or cross training, including: sonographers, physician assistants, etc.

CME Credits

  • “The Advanced Health Education Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”
  • “The Advanced Health Education Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 32 hours AMA PRA Category I™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”
  • “The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers allows 22 hours CE Credit.”

Faculty: Debbie Robertson, BS, RDMS

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