Schedule

Saturday Schedule- Basic Abdominal Ultrasound

7:30 AM    Registration and continental breakfast
8:00          Welcome
8:05         Basic ultrasound physics and artifacts- Dr. Lisa Zekas
8:55         General approach to scanning the abdomen - Dr. Lisa Zekas
9:45        Break
10:00       Scanning the liver and spleen and discussion of common abnormalities- Dr. Amy Habing
11:00       Scanning the genitourinary tract and discussion of common abnormalities - Dr. Lisa Zekas
12:00 PM  Lunch
1:00         Scanning laboratory of structures covered in lectures. Objectives will be provided for each station:
Liver
Spleen
Kidneys in dorsal recumbency
Kidneys in lateral recumbency
Caudal urogenital
Cystocentesis station with phantoms
4:00      Certificates and course evaluations – adjourn

Sunday Schedule - Intermediate Ultrasound

7:30 AM    Registration and continental breakfast
8:00         Welcome and questions from Saturday
8:05          Scanning the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas and discussion of common abnormalities- Dr. Amy Habing
9:00         Scanning the adrenal glands and lymph nodes and discussion of common abnormalities - Dr. Amy Habing
10:00         Break
10:15        Introduction to doppler and scanning the abdominal vessels and discussion of common abnormalities- Dr. Tod Drost
11:05         Review of techniques for ultrasound-guided aspirates and biopsies - Dr. Tod Drost
12:00 PM  Lunch
1:00         Scanning laboratory of structures covered in lectures and review as needed for Saturday’s lectures.
Objectives will be provided for each station:
Liver / spleen
Kidneys / adrenal glands
Caudal urogenital / sublumbar vessels /lymph nodes
Gastrointestinal tract/pancreas
Biopsy station with phantoms
Miscellaneous imaging
4:00      Certificates and course evaluations – adjourn