Renal Ultrasound & Doppler renal arteries
Scan the kidney and its vessels
AZSint-Lucas, Gent (Sint Jozef Zalen)
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This course is designed for doctors, doctors in training and other health care workers with interest in renal (duplex) ultrasonography. For the beginning echographist (so there is no foreknowledge required) , this course is a good introduction in duplex echography. However, it is advised to have basic knowlegde on B mode and Doppler Ultrasound (see basic Ultrasound courses). Those with already some echo experience can expand their knowledge and ultrasound skills.
8.30 – 9:00 : Welcome and registration 9.00 – 9.45 : Renal Ultrasound (B Mode): normal and pathological findings (Dr S van Hooland) 9.45 -10.45 : Echo doppler renal vessels: theory + demonstration (Prof Dr Radermacher) 10.45-11.00 : Break 11.00-13.00 : Hands-on session 13.00 -14.00: Lunch
Learning how to adjust the settings of your ultrasound machine to optimize image quality. Learning tips & tricks (+ pitfalls) to better visalise the kidneys and renal vessels. Learning to interpret flowsignals in the aorta, extrarenal and intrarenal portions of the renal artery using colour flow en pulsed wave doppler mode. Learning to perform a duplex examination of the kidneys and renal vessels in a standardised manner. Learning to recognise the normal renal echo anatomy and the normal variants. Learning to interpret pathological renal echo(doppler) images in the practical sessions. Getting anwers to all your practical questions. Learning how to make a protocol.
Dr Simon van Hooland
Nephrology Dept, AZ Sint-Lucas, Gent. Founder of Handsonecho
Prof Dr Joerg Radermacher
Head of Nephrology Dept, Muelenkreisen Hospital, Minden, Germany.
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