Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Description: This course is designed to provide urologists and urology residents with the knowledge and basic skills necessary for performing urologic ultrasound. This one‐day offering combines online training and testing (pre‐course) with on‐site hands‐on instruction in kidney, bladder, and scrotal ultrasound as well as the use of Doppler ultrasound. Participants are evaluated by direct observation by faculty members to determine if they have met the course objectives. Attendees who demonstrate the hands‐on skills and who pass the on-line didactic tests will receive a CME Level 2 certificate. Proficiency and facility in performing specific ultrasound examinations will be achieved by subsequently applying these acquired skills in clinical practice.
With the establishment of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Accreditation Program for Ultrasound in the Practice of Urology and the trend toward third party payers requiring documentation of training, the AUA Hands‐On Urologic Ultrasound course provides an avenue for urologists to meet the training guidelines for the performance of ultrasound in the practice of urology.
Thursday, May 14th
7:00 am Registration and Breakfast
Accreditation The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation The American Urological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Apply the physical principles of ultrasonography to urologic ultrasound.
Employ the various ultrasound probes and machine settings to optimize imaging.
Successfully perform and document examinations of the kidneys, bladder, and scrotum.
Demonstrate the ability to perform Doppler ultrasound and measure resistive index on the radial artery.
Successfully identify and perform targeted biopsy of abnormalities in a renal gel phantom.