How to Locate the Gallbladder With Ultrasound

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How to Locate the Gallbladder With Ultrasound

How to Locate the Gallbladder With Ultrasound Hot Tip is brought to you by Gulfcoast Ultrasound Program Coordinator Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT as he demonstrates a short cut to locate the gallbladder by using the right kidney as a reference point. Learn how to locate the Gallbladder with Ultrasound by using the right kidney as a reference point as well as many other tips and tricks in the Introduction to Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound (June 5-7, 2017). Introduction to Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound hands-on course (June 5-7, 2017) is the first step in obtaining a strong foundation in order to begin performing and/or interpreting Abdominal & Primary Care Examinations. The Introduction to Abdominal & Primary Care Ultrasound training course (June 5-7, 2017) is taught by leading experts and covers abdominal, trauma, thyroid, scrotal, and soft-tissue applications. This abdominal ultrasound hands-on course/program incorporates comprehensive lectures, interactive case presentations, and extensive hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 ratio with live models and inanimate phantoms.

  • Lecture & Hands on Instruction with Abdominal Ultrasound Experts
  • Increase Your Diagnostic and Interpretation Skills
  • Topics Covered Based on AIUM Practice Guidelines
  • 3:1 Participant/Instructor Ratio for Maximum Hands on Scanning
  • Interactive Case Studies
  • Immediately Integrate Skills Learned into Clinical Practice


  • Imaging Fundamentals
  • Abdominal Anatomy/Scan Techniques
  • Abdominal Aorta
  • Liver Sonography & Pathology
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tree Sonography & Pathology
  • Spleen, Pancreas, and Renal
  • Scrotal / Testicular
  • Evaluation of the Appendix & GI Tract
  • Thyroid
  • E-FAST Exam, Soft Tissue & MSK Applications
  • Interactive Case Studies


  1. Increase participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret abdominal ultrasound examinations.
  2. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images.
  3. Perform scan protocols and routine measurements that are utilized during an abdominal ultrasound evaluation.
  4. Identify normal/abnormal imaging characteristics of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys and abdominal vasculature.
  5. Cite Doppler/color physics principles and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls or (physicians) utilize this information for identifying technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis (optional lecture).
  6. Demonstrate routine examination protocols associated with the ultrasound evaluation of renal artery stenosis (optional lecture).
  7. Differentiate normal/abnormal characteristics for the evaluation of the thyroid, testes/scrotum, and appendix.
  8. Perform ultrasound evaluation of the trauma patient (FAST exam).
  9. Demonstrate the use of ultrasound for evaluation of soft-tissue pathology.
  10. Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques & interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.


24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Approved for 24 MOC point(s)
22 hour(s) of ACEP Category 1 Credit
20.75  ASRT Category A Credit(s)

Registration is quick, affordable and easy for the Introduction to Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound.

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Salvatore LaRusso M.Ed. RDMS, FAIUM, RT(R)

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

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