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Abdominal Ultrasound
Core Course

Who Should Attend

Physicians, clinicians, medical professionals, and cross-training technologists interested in the sonographic manifestations of normal and pathologic conditions of abdominal organs. Scanning experience is recommended.

June 11-13, 2015
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Program Coordinator:
Oksana H. Baltarowich, MD

Program Description


The two-day Abdominal program covers the broad range of applications for ultrasound evaluation of the abdomen. The program consists of lectures supplemented by demonstrations and case reviews. The Saturday optional hands-on experience with live models is provides an opportunity for clinicians to hone skills and develop new ones.

Emphasis is placed on an integrated approach combining details of normal ultrasound anatomy and typical ultrasound patterns of abdominal pathology.

Lecture Topics

Specific lecture topics include a review of principles of ultrasound physics, instrumentation and imaging techniques including Doppler, and ultrasound evaluation of:

  • Detailed Abdominal Vascular Anatomy
  • Biliary System
  • Pancreas
  • Great Vessels
  • Urinary Bladder
  • Pediatric Abdomen (limited)
  • Liver
  • Kidneys and Reroperitoneum
  • Spleen
  • Thyroid and Parathroid
  • Scrotum

A typical class day runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. An optional hands-on scanning session is available on Saturday morning from 9:00 am to approximately noon. This session allows students the opportunity to scan models using a variety of ultrasound equipment.

Educational Objectives

Through attending this course, the participant should be able to:

  • appreciate the relationship between acoustic physics and the sonographic representation of tissue
  • recognize the acoustic representation of normal abdominal anatomy and identify pathologies of the abdomen from ultrasound images
  • understand and discuss the capabilities and limitations of ultrasound evaluation of the abdomen

CME Credits & Tuition

This program is approved for 12 hours of AMA Category I credit.

Tuition Fee: $1,050 plus $300 for the Optional Saturday Hands-On Session

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your registration, please notify us immediately.  Your registration payment, less an administrative fee of $100, is refundable if written notification is received 10 business days prior to the start of the course.  After that time, refunds are not possible, but your payment - less the administrative fee - may be credited to a future course for use within one calendar year.  We reserve the right to cancel this course at any time.  We will contact you should cancellation be necessary.  If you have any questions, please contact the Education Office at (215) 955-8533.