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Ultrasound Assessment of the Urinary Tract & Adrenal Glands

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This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the urinary tract and adrenal glands. The interactive simulator provides three different scan scenarios, including normal and pathological cases. It enables students and practitioners to build or refresh knowledge and cognitive skills, and offers a safe online practice environment so you can prepare for the real clinical world. Ideal if you are studying for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) registry exams.

You’ll learn

  • to practice, perfect and test your skills in performing an ultrasound scan of the urinary tract and adrenal glands
  • to better visualize and understand the anatomy of the urinary system and surround structures, with our interactive 3D model
  • how to differentiate normal and abnormal sonographic appearances of the urinary system and adrenal glands
  • how to obtain images of the kidneys, bladder and adrenal glands
  • how to explain and demonstrate the use of breathing techniques to obtain optimal images of the kidneys, bladder and adrenal glands
  • much more (see “content details” for more specific information)

Materials Included:

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  • anatomy_iconAnatomy
  • simulation_iconSimulation
  • quiz_iconQuiz
Introduction
Step 1 - Preparation
Step 1.1 - Equipment preparation
Step 1.2 - Patient preparation
Step 1.3 - Operator preparation
Step 2 - Expose the abdomen and apply gel
Step 3 - Select the transducer and obtain images of the kidneys, bladder, and adrenal glands
Step 4 - Commence the urinary tract and adrenal gland scanning protocol
Step 4.1 - Patient position
Step 4.2 - Scan plane
Step 4.3 - Standard urinary tract and adrenal gland protocol image requirements
Step 4.4 - Annotations required
Step 4.5 - Sonographic features of the normal urinary tract and adrenal glands
Step 4.6 - Sonographic features of renal variants
Step 4.7 - Troubleshooting
Step 5 - Scan the kidneys in the longitudinal and transverse planes
Step 5.1 - Scan the right kidney in the longitudinal plane
Step 5.2 - Scan the right kidney in the transverse plane
Step 5.3 - Scan the left kidney in the longitudinal and transverse planes
Step 6 - Scan the urinary bladder in the longitudinal and transverse planes
Step 6.1 - Scan the urinary bladder in the longitudinal plane
Step 6.2 - Scan the urinary bladder in the transverse plane
Step 6.3 - Scan the ureteric jets using color Doppler
Step 6.4 - Measure the post void volume of the urinary bladder
Step 7 - Scan the renal arteries and veins
Step 7.1 - Scan the renal arteries
Step 7.2 - Scan the renal veins
Step 7.3 - Scan the renal segmental arteries in the longitudinal plane
Step 8 - Scan the adrenal glands in the longitudinal and transverse planes
Step 8.1 - Scan the right adrenal gland in the longitudinal and transverse planes
Step 8.2 - Scan the left adrenal gland in the longitudinal and transverse planes
Step 9 - Complete the procedure
  • Indications for ultrasound of the urinary tract and adrenal glands
  • Identify the anatomy of the urinary tract and adrenal glands
  • Explain the basic physiology of the urinary tract and adrenal glands
  • Identify laboratory data relevant to the urinary tract
  • Identify laboratory data relevant to the adrenal glands
  • Urinary tract protocol
    • Patient preparation
    • Transducer and preset selection
    • Patient positioning
    • Transducer positions
    • Scan planes
    • Identify and obtain sonographic images of the urinary tract
    • Identify and obtain sonographic images of the adrenal gland
    • Obtain measurements of the kidneys and related structures
  • Explain and demonstrate the use of breathing techniques to obtain optimal sonographic images of the urinary tract and adrenal glands
  • Differentiate normal and abnormal sonographic appearances of the urinary tract and adrenal glands
  • 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
  • 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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