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Ultrasound Assessment of the Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract for Medical Professionals NEW

Medical Professional - Ultrasound > Abdominal
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This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the gastrointestinal tract.

This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the gastrointestinal tract. An ultrasound of the gastrointestinal tract if a preferred method to detect and assess acute abdominal pain, such as chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers three clinical scenarios, including normal and pathological cases, that tests your ability to perform an ultrasound assessment of the gastrointestinal tract. Practice the steps of the procedure online as often as you want, until you feel confident.
If you are not a medical student or physician, you may prefer the other version of this module, which includes all the procedural information needed by professionals in other roles: /shop/imaging/sonography/abdominal/ultrasound-assessment-of-the-gastrointestinal-(gi)-tract/

You'll Learn

  • to practice, perfect and test your skills in performing an ultrasound scan of the GI tract
  • how to obtain images of the gastrointestinal tract
  • to better visualize and understand the gastrointestinal tract anatomy, with our interactive 3D model, as well as the cross-sectional anatomy of the stomach and colon
  • how to differentiate normal and abnormal sonographic appearances of the GI tract
  • pathology of the stomach, small intestine and colon
  • much more (see “content details” for more specific information)
Introduction
Step 1 - Begin scanning procedure of the gastrointestinal tract
Step 2 - Commence the gastrointestinal tract scanning protocol
Step 2.1 - Patient position
Step 2.2 - Scan plane
Step 2.3 - Standard gastrointestinal tract protocol image requirements
Step 2.4 - Common image labeling
Step 2.5 - Sonographic features of a normal gastrointestinal tract
Step 2.6 - Troubleshooting
Step 3 - Scan gastrointestinal tract in longitudinal and transverse planes
Step 3.1 - Scan the segment of bowel in the longitudinal plane
Step 3.2 - Scan the segment of bowel in the transverse plane
Step 3.3 - Scan the segment of bowel using color or spectral Doppler
  • Indications for ultrasound of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Identify the gastrointestinal tract anatomy
  • Explain gastrointestinal physiology
  • List clinical symptoms of gastrointestinal tract disease
  • Gastrointestinal tract protocol:
    • Patient preparation
    • Transducer and preset selection
    • Patient positioning
    • Transducer positions
    • Scan planes
    • Identify and obtain sonographic images of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Explain and demonstrate the use of breathing techniques and graded compression to obtain optimal sonographic images of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Differentiate normal and abnormal sonographic appearances of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Describe and identify pathologies of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Describe and identify abnormalities of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Explain the Patient's Bill of Rights, HIPAA Privacy Rule, and Patient Safety Act (see reference)

The SIMTICS modules are all easy to use and web-based. This means they are available at any time as long as the learner has an internet connection. No special hardware or other equipment is required, other than a computer mouse for use in the simulations. Each of the SIMTICS modules covers one specific procedure or topic in detail. Each module contains:

  • an online simulation (available in Learn and Test modes)
  • descriptive text, which explains exactly how to perform that particular procedure including key terms and hyperlinks to references
  • 2D images and a 3D model of applied anatomy for that particular topic
  • a step by step video demonstration by an expert
  • a quiz
  • a personal logbook that keeps track of all the modules the learner has studied and how long

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