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Ultrasound of the Retroperitoneum, Peritoneal Cavity, and Abdominal Wall 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 retroperitoneum, peritoneal cavity, and abdominal Wall

This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the retroperitoneum, peritoneal cavity, and abdominal wall. This type of ultrasound is commonly performed to assess the organs in the abdominal cavity, such as the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys. 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 retroperitoneum, peritoneal cavity, and abdominal wall. 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-retroperitoneum,-peritoneal-cavity-and-abdominal-wall/

You'll Learn

  • to practice, perfect and test your skills in performing an ultrasound scan of the retroperitoneum, peritoneal cavity and abdominal wall
  • to better visualize and understand the anatomy of the retroperitoneum, peritoneal cavity and abdominal wall
  • how to obtain images of the retroperitoneum, peritoneal cavity and abdominal wall
  • to distinguish potential spaces for fluid collections in the abdominal and pelvic retroperitoneum
  • much more (see “content details” for more specific information)
Introduction
Step 1 - Begin scanning procedure of the abdomen
Step 2 - Commence retroperitoneum and peritoneal cavity scanning protocol
Step 2.1 - Patient position
Step 2.2 - Scan plane
Step 2.3 - Retroperitoneum and peritoneal cavity image requirements
Step 2.4 - Common image labeling
Step 2.5 - Sonographic features of a normal retroperitoneum
Step 2.6 - Sonographic features of a normal peritoneal cavity
Step 2.7 - Troubleshooting
Step 3 - Scan the retroperitoneum and peritoneal cavity
Step 3.1 - Scan the subphrenic space
Step 3.2 - Scan the perirenal space (also called the perinephric space) and pararenal spaces
Step 3.3 - Scan the lesser sac
Step 3.4 - Scan the right and left lower quadrants
Step 3.5 - Scan the pelvic cul-de-sac (Pouch of Douglas)
Step 4 - Commence the abdominal wall scanning protocol
Step 4.1 - Patient position
Step 4.2 - Scan Plane
Step 4.3 - Abdominal wall image requirements
Step 4.4 - Common image labeling
Step 4.5 - Sonographic features of the normal abdominal wall
Step 4.6 - Troubleshooting
Step 5 - Scan the abdominal wall
Step 5.1 - Scan the anterior abdominal wall in the transverse plane
Step 5.2 - Scan the anterior abdominal wall in the longitudinal plane
Step 5.3 - Scan the inguinal canal/groin
  • Indications for ultrasound of the retroperitoneum, peritoneal cavity, and abdominal wall
  • Identify the anatomy of the retroperitoneum, peritoneal cavity, and abdominal wall
  • Distinguish potential spaces for fluid collections in the abdominal and pelvic retroperitoneum
  • Retroperitoneum, peritoneal cavity, and abdominal wall protocol
    • Transducer positions
    • Scan planes
    • Identify and obtain sonographic images of the retroperitonium, peritoneal cavity, and abdominal wall
  • Explain and demonstrate the use of breathing techniques to obtain optimal sonographic images of the retroperitoneum, peritoneal cavity, and abdominal wall
  • Identify and obtain images of the retroperitoneum, peritoneal cavity, and abdominal wall
  • Describe and identify pathologies of the retroperitoneum
  • Describe and identify abnormalities of the peritoneal cavity and abdominal wall
  • Explain sonography occupational health and safety issues (see references)

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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