After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Perform an ultrasound of upper and lower abdominal organs following a standardized examination algorithm.
  • Confidently identify normal variants of the abdominal organs.
  • Diagnose and document the most common abdominal pathologies.
  • Differentiate between benign and malignant changes in abdominal organs.
  • Select the key images to document and write a comprehensive ultrasound report.
Chapter 1

Getting to know the process

A bit rusty on the basics of ultrasound? This chapter will polish your understanding of ultrasound exams and teach you how to address the person under the probe—your patient.
3 Lessons (3m 36s)
Chapter 5

The spleen

This chapter will be your safety net for understanding spleen imaging. We’ll teach you how to locate the spleen, measure it, and identify trauma and focal lesions.
7 Lessons (19m 23s)
Chapter 6

The pancreas

Learn everything you need to know about pancreatic ultrasound. In this chapter, we show you how to image the pancreas, diagnose pancreatitis, and identify cystic and solid tumors.
7 Lessons (27m 43s)
Chapter 7

The retroperitoneum

Don't be left behind on retroperitoneal imaging. Learn to find your way around the retroperitoneum, and distinguish between vascular pathologies, necrosis, and lymphadenopathy.
7 Lessons (28m 58s)
Chapter 8

The gastrointestinal tract

We end our ultrasound journey with a trip down the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. We’ll show you how to image bowel obstructions, diagnose diverticulitis, and identify appendicitis.
8 Lessons (29m 16s)
Chapter 9

Reporting and documentation

Every ultrasound deserves a good report. In this final chapter, you’ll learn to write a great ultrasound report and know which images you should and shouldn't include.
3 Lessons (6m 44s)