Basic Ultrasound Scan Techniques

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What you'll learn

Diagnostic ultrasound is a rapidly evolving imaging technology that is utilized in both industrialized and developing countries. Since its introduction, its application was widespread in anatomical imaging, blood flow measurement, and evaluation of physiology in almost all aspects of medicine. read more »»

As the ultrasound armamentarium is becoming smaller and sophisticated, its usage is becoming popular day by day. Ultrasound imaging technique has replaced or complemented a large number of radiographic and nuclear medicine procedures and has opened new areas of diagnostic investigation. In obstetrics, where radiography is no longer generally used, diagnostic ultrasound has provided an important means of assessing fetal viability and age, evaluating fetal development, and diagnosing fetal, uterine, and placental abnormalities.

A good medical practice requires ultrasonography practitioners to consider the risks and benefits of diagnostic examinations and to take all proper measures to ensure maximum patient benefit with minimum risk. It is also important in epidemiological screening and diagnostic procedures for a number of parasitic diseases, such as amoebiasis, schistosomiasis, and echinococcosis. Health care professionals should have adequate and thorough knowledge of ultrasound equipment, indications, contraindications, how to use ultrasound are very important for diagnosing and reducing the risk of further complications.

Therefore, this introductory course teaches you the basic principles and techniques required to begin general ultrasound scanning and guides you step-by-step through some basic scans. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers three clinical scenarios using abdominal anatomy, that tests your ability to learn the scanning process.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • life science graduates

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Key concepts such as scan planes (sagittal, transverse, oblique), image orientation, cross-sectional anatomy
  • What you need to consider when preparing and positioning a patient for a scan
    generic knobology that applies to ultrasound equipment
  • The steps in performing an ultrasound scan (abdomen example) – you’ll get a chance to practice your skills with the interactive simulator, then test your knowledge
  • Methods for obtaining optimum ultrasound images, including transducer approaches, manipulations, and patient breathing techniques
  • How to annotate ultrasound images and measure structures

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