Abdominal Ultrasound (5 Day)

Abdominal Ultrasound (5 Day)
Course ID: ABDUS5-160-169
Event Location:Advanced Health Education Center, 8502 Tybor Drive, Houston, Texas, USA, 77074
Credit: 40 AMA PRA Category 1 / 30 SDMS Credits
Date: 04/30/2018 08:00 am - 05/04/2018 04:15 pm
Instructor : Shawn Shanmuganathan , BS, RDMS, RVT
Price: $2,553.00
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The art and science of abdominal ultrasound require a complete and thorough understanding of the knowledge and clinical skills needed to perform these important clinical procedures. This dynamic training course uses an integrated approach of lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on scanning experience with models to accomplish those training goals in a comprehensive five day program.

Our training model for skills classes follows a systematic approach of presenting a concise review of ultrasound physics and instrumentation followed by a sequential introduction of the abdominal systems with anatomy and vasculature. Case studies and ultrasound images are used to demonstrate the correlation of ultrasound appearance of normal versus abnormal tissues. The afternoon hands on scanning labs reinforce the knowledge acquired in the lecture setting with the necessary clinical skills to acquire and maximize a diagnostic image. By the conclusion of the training course participants have acquired the knowledge and skill required to a complete upper abdomen and small parts protocol. A variety of ultrasound equipment is available in the scan lab. 

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

  • Utilize the principles of instrumentation to set up ultrasound equipment for scanning.
  • Recognize and identify the organ systems of the abdomen on an ultrasound image.
  • Perform basic ultrasound procedures on the abdomen patient.
  • Understand and identify pathological variants and their influence in the ultrasound procedure.
  • Follow the sequence of an abdominal ultrasound procedure from the beginning to its conclusion.

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 and Spleen
    • Kidney and Retroperitoneum
    • Thyroid
    • Scrotum

Target Audience
Physicians who are at the entry level of ultrasound scanning and interpretation. Sonographers or other health professionals learning abdominal ultrasound or cross training.

CME Credit

  • “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 40 hours AMA PRA Category I™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”

SDMS Credit

  • “The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers allows 30 hours CE Credit.”

Scan With the Experts

We understand that you may want/need to practice your new skill set more than the regularly scheduled courses allow. You can add an extra day of scanning in addition to this course by calling AHEC and speaking to a faculty member about our Scan with the Experts option. Additionally, Scan with the Experts sessions can be set up without registering for a regularly scheduled course to enhance your already developed skills. Call AHEC at 1-800-239-1361 for more information.

AHEC Cancellation and Refund Policy for Skills Courses

AHEC defines a skills course as a limited enrollment course where a received registration with payment reserves your place in a course (i.e. all Ultrasound courses, Mammography Initial Training and other theory courses). For cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the course date, a refund less a 30% processing fee will be given. Within two weeks of the course, no refund is given, but a tuition credit – less a 30% processing fee – may be applied to a future course. No refunds or tuition credit is given for non-attendance. Facilities may substitute employees by notification to AHEC at least one week in advance.

Invitation Letter

AHEC can provide an invitation letter once the course is paid in full. Any cancellations, there is no refund but a 100% tuition credit will be given towards a future course. The tuition credit is valid for one year.


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The Advanced Health Education Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 40 hours AMA PRA Category I™. Physician should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers allows 30 hours CE Credit.
Shawn Shanmuganathan , BS, RDMS, RVT