Renal: Anatomy & Physiology Module
This Renal: Anatomy & Physiology Module begins with an overview of the role of ultrasound in the evaluation of the kidneys. A brief overview of renal anatomy and physiology is provided. The sonographic anatomy of the kidneys is described in detail. Optimal transducer selection, patient positioning, imaging approaches, and techniques for sonographically evaluating the kidneys are discussed. The course concludes with imaging tips and pitfalls and a summary of salient teaching points.
- Renal Physiology
- Sonographic Anatomy
- Sonographic Technique
Hands-On CasesThe SonoSimulator® provides you the opportunity to virtually scan real-patient ultrasound cases. Each Anatomy & Physiology module delivers a minimum of three normal (organ-specific) cases for hands-on training. The Renal: Anatomy & Physiology module provides a broad spectrum of adult male, female, and pediatric normal anatomy cases with varying body morphologies to maximize training efficacy. Each individual hands-on training case is accompanied by image window-specific expert instruction and probe-positioning guidance.
Knowledge Assessment with Performance TrackingKnowledge assessment questions incorporate United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) best practices and considerations (e.g., A-type questions). SonoSim’s content management platform promotes asynchronous learning and performance-based advancement.
- 15 interspersed questions and answers with real-time feedback
- 20-question mastery test
Continued Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians, and SonoSim, Inc. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 3 hours of ACEP Category I credit.