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St. Pete Beach | Saint petersburg, USA
From 1875 to 1975 USD
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Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Dates: From Nov, 9, 2015 to Nov, 11, 2015
Location: Saint petersburg, USA
Type: Course
Registration Cost: From 1875 to 1975 USD
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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 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 21.5 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

Approved by the ASRT for 20.75 Category A continuing education credit. Note: ASRT credits are accepted by the ARRT as Category A credits.

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. 

Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
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The three-day hands-on Abdominal/Primary Care ultrasound course provides participants with a strong foundation to perform the core ultrasound applications as outlined in the AIUM ultrasound practice guidelines. This ultrasound training course incorporates lectures, interactive case presentations using an audience response system, and extensive hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 ratio with live models and inanimate phantoms. General session topics include liver, gallbladder/biliary system, renal, abdominal aorta, spleen, testicular and thyroid examinations. Optional lunch session topics include: Doppler/Color Fundamentals and/or Evaluation of Renal Artery Stenosis. 

This unique hands-on abdominal ultrasound training program is taught by leading ultrasound expert physicians and sonographers to provide the perfect balance of physicians' clinical experience and sonographers expertise.

Objectives & Topics

At the completion of the program the participant should be able to:

Increase participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret abdominal ultrasound examinations.

Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images.

Perform scan protocols and routine measurements that are utilized during an abdominal ultrasound evaluation.

Identify normal/abnormal imaging characteristics of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys and abdominal vasculature.

Cite Doppler/color physics principles and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls or (physicians) utilize this information for identifying technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis (optional lecture).

Demonstrate routine examination protocols associated with the ultrasound evaluation of renal artery stenosis (optional lecture).

Differentiate normal/abnormal characteristics for the evaluation of the thyroid, testes/scrotum, and appendix.

Perform ultrasound evaluation of the trauma patient (FAST exam).

Demonstrate the use of ultrasound for evaluation of soft-tissue pathology.

Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques & interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.


Imaging fundamentals

Abdominal anatomy/scan techniques

Abdominal Aorta

Abdominal Case Studies

Liver, Gall Bladder & biliary tree sonography

Spleen, pancreas, thyroid, renal & scrotal/ testicular sonography

US- Evaluation of the appendix & GI tract

The FAST examination*

Scan protocol, live demo

Soft tissue application

Doppler/Color Fundamentals*

Evaluation of renal artery stenosis*

Supervised Hands-on sessions featuring 3:1 participant to instructor ratio with live models for a realistic training experience

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St. Pete Beach, FL - 4615 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
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Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Phone: 727-363-4500

Fax: 727-363-0811

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Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Phone: 727-363-4500

Fax: 727-363-0811

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