Ultrasound of the Pancreas

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What you'll learn

Ultrasound has become one of the essential diagnostic aids in the field of medicine due to increased abnormalities and defects in the organs. It uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the body on to the monitor. Ultrasound imaging has made significant advances in recent years and plays an important role in the detection, characterization, and staging of pancreatic diseases.

One of the pancreatic diseases is pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death with a 5-year survival rate of less than 10%. Pancreatic ultrasonography can be indicated in cases of pancreatic malignancy, pancreatitis, and its complications, as well as for other pancreatic pathology.

Transabdominal ultrasound being non-invasive and cost-effective it is frequently used as a first-line diagnostic tool for patients presenting with jaundice or abdominal pain. This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the pancreas. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers three clinical scenarios, including normal and pathological cases, and tests your ability to perform an ultrasound of the pancreas.

Who should attend?

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

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • To practice, perfect and test your skills in performing an ultrasound scan of the pancreas
  • To better visualize and understand the pancreas, and surrounding structures
  • How to differentiate normal and abnormal sonographic appearances of the pancreas
  • How to explain and demonstrate the use of breathing techniques to obtain optimal images of the pancreas

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For: intermediates

*Please note certificate will be available for download post 24 hours of successful course completion with a minimum of  80% score in the quiz.

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