Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

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.

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June 20-22, 2019

Program Coordinator:
Mani Montazemi, RDMS

Not able to attend a live session?  We offer the Abdominal Ultrasound Online Series.  Click HERE for more information.

Program Description


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

Emphasis is placed on an integrated approach combing 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:

  • Great Vessels
  • Liver
  • Biliary System
  • Pancreas
  • Kidneys
  • Spleen
  • Transplants
  • Abdominal Doppler (liver, renal, and mesentery)
  • Thyroid & Parathyroid
  • Scrotum

Educational Objectives

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

  • 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
  • Demonstrate improved case interpretation ability

Optional Hands-On Session

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.

CME Credits & Tuition

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians.

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1™ credits.   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Below please see the maximum number of credits to be earned for each portion of the program.  Please claim only the amount of credit commensurate with your time/involvement in the course.

If you attended... The maximum credits you can earn are...
Entire Course ONLY 12 credits
Entire Course AND Hands-On 15 credits

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 in writing to Your registration payment, less an administrative fee of $100, is refundable if written notification is received 10 business days prior to the course. After that time, refunds are not possible, but your payment - less the administrative fee - may be transferred to a future course for use within one calendar year if a request is made in writing to A registrant may only transfer their registration a maximum of three times. 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 call the Ultrasound Education Office at 215-955-8533.