Ultrasound of the Kidneys and Bladder (2022)

The Urologist is uniquely qualified by training and experience to perform and interpret ultrasound studies of the kidneys and bladder. Office ultrasound of the kidneys and bladder, performed by the Urologist, enhances patientcare by providing a non-invasive procedure that gives real-time information for a rapid and accurate diagnosis. Urologists desire to maintain their high degree of proficiency in performing, interpreting and documenting these imaging studies. This video re-enforces the concepts and techniques required to perform high-quality ultrasound examinations of the kidneys and bladder.

Target Audience

  • Urologist
  • Urology Resident

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the normal ultrasound appearance of the kidneys and bladder.
  2. Describe the protocols and technique for ultrasound of the kidneys and bladder.
  3. Discuss the common indications for ultrasound of the kidneys and bladder.
  4. Appraise the ultrasound appearance of common pathology of the kidneys and bladder.
  5. Demonstrate basic ultrasound evaluation of the kidneys and bladder including documentation and patient safety.
  6. Outline the role of ultrasound in guiding percutaneous procedures involving the kidney and bladder.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
03/10/2022
Course expires: 
03/10/2025
Rating: 
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F​​​​​ACULTY

Pat F. Fulgham, MD
Surgical Director of Oncology
Department of Urology
Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
Dallas, TX
Disclosures: Urology Clinics of North Texas: Other

Bruce R. Gilbert, MD, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor of Urology
Associate Clinical Professor of Reproductive Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Great Neck, NY
Disclosures: Auxillum: Investigator; Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc: Investigator; Warner Chilcott: Investigator

PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Urologic Diagnostic & Therapeutic Imaging Committee (UDTIC) Members' Disclosures

Pat F. Fulgham, MD
Dallas, TX
Disclosures: Urology Clinics of North Texas: Other

Ronney Abaza, MD
Columbus, OH
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Dean G. Assimos, MD
Winston-Salem, NC
Disclosures: Med Review in Urology: Board Member, Officer, Trustee; National Institute of Health (NIH): Investigator; Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation (OHF): Consultant or Advisor; Piedmont Stone: Other; Urology Times: Board Member, Officer, Trustee

Jay T. Bishoff, MD
Salt Lake City, UT
Disclosures: Pfizer: Meeting Participant of Lecturer

Patrick N. Ciccone, MD
Belleville, NJ
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Ralph V. Clayman, MD
Irvine, CA
Disclosures: Applied Urology: Investment Interest; Boston Scientific: Other; Cook Urological: Consultant or Advisor; Greenwald Inc: Other; Orthopedic Services Inc (OSI): Other; Vascular Technology Inc: Other

John M. Corman, MD
Seattle, WA
Disclosures: Amgen: Investigator; Astra Zeneca: Investigator; Dendreon: Investigator; Epigenomics: Investigator; Glaxo Smith Kline: Investigator; Roll International: Investigator; Wilex: Investigator

Bruce R. Gilbert, MD, PhD
Great Neck, NY
Disclosures: Auxilium: Investigator; Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc: Investigator; Warner Chilcott: Investigator

Frederick A. Gulmi, MD
Brooklyn, NY
Disclosures: Brooklyn Urologic Research Group: Board Member, Officer, Trustee

Gary M. Kirsh, MD
Loveland, OH
Disclosures: Amgen: Consultant or Advisor; Core Oncology: Consultant or Advisor

Kevin R. Loughlin, MD
Boston, MA
Disclosures: Certus Biomedical: Consultant or Advisor; Predictive Biosciences: Board Member, Officer, Trustee; Sierra Molecular: Consultant or Advisor; Taris: Consultant or Advisor; Tengion: Consultant or Advisor

Peter S. Lund, MD
Erie, PA
Disclosures: Pennsylvania Medical Society: Board Member, Officer, Trustee

Arturo Mendoza-Valdes, MD
Mexico
Disclosures: Bristol Myers: Scientific Study or Trial; Ferring: Scientific Study or Trial;TAKEDA-MILLENIUM: Investigator

Steven M. Schlossberg, MD
New Haven, CT
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Richard Scott
Linthicum, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Stephanie Stinchcomb, CPC
Linthicum, MD
Disclosures: Accurate Coding Solutions: Consultant or Advisor; Board of Medical Specialty Coding: Consultant or Advisor

Martha K. Terris, MD
Augusta, GA
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Edouard J. Trabulsi, MD
Philadelphia, PA
Disclosures: Amgen: Consultant or Advisor; Centocor: Consultant or Advisor; Intuitive Surgical: Consultant or Advisor; Lantheus Medical Imaging: Scientific Study or Trial

Planning Committee Members' Disclosures
Education Council

Elspeth M. McDougall, MD
Orange, CA
Disclosures: Endocare: Other; Ethicon Endo-Surgery: Other; Intuitive Surgical: Other; Karl Storz Endoscopy America: Other; Simbionix: Other

Christopher L. Amling, MD
Portland, OR
Disclosures: Sanofi-Aventis: Meeting Participant or Lecturer

Gopal Badlani, MD
Winston-Salem, NC
Disclosures: Allergan: Investigator; Lithotripsy Group: Piedmont Stone & Physician Discovery: Investment Interest; Olympus: Investigator; Pfizer: Investigator

Peter R. Carroll, MD
San Francisco, CA
Disclosures: Abbott Pharmaceuticals: Investigator; Department of Defense: Investigator; NIH: Investigator

Marc S. Cohen, MD
Gainesville, FL
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Robert C. Flanigan, MD
Clarendon Hills, IL
Disclosures: National Cancer Institute: Investigator; NIDDK (NIH): Consultant or Advisor; WJ Weiser: Family/Employee/Affiliation

Pat F. Fulgham, MD
Dallas, TX
Disclosures: Urology Clinics of North Texas: Other

Bruce R. Gilbert, MD, PhD
Greatneck, NY
Disclosures: Auxillum: Investigator; Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc: Investigator; Warner Chilcott: Investigator

David F. Jarrard, MD
Madison, WI
Disclosures: Johnson and Johnson: Consultant or Advisor

David B. Joseph, MD
Birmingham, AL
Disclosures: Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Investigator; Spina Bifida Foundation: Board Member, Officer, Trustee; Tengion: Scientific Study or Trial

Barry A. Kogan, MD
Albany, NY
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Benjamin R. Lee, MD
New Orleans, LA
Disclosures: Cook Urological: Consultant or Advisor

Fray F. Marshall, MD
Atlanta, GA
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Mary Mathe, PA-C
Celebration, FL
Disclosures: Aureon: Consultant or Advisor

Badar M. Mian, MD
Albany, NY
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Arthur P. Mourtzinos, MD
Burlington, MA
Disclosures: Allergan: Investigator; American Medical Systems: Consultant or Advisor; Astellas: Meeting Participant or Lecturer; Coloplast: Meeting Participant or Lecturer; Johnson & Johnson: Consultant or Advisor

J. Kellogg Parsons, MD
LaJolla, CA
Disclosures: AMS: Meeting Participant or Lecturer; Aureon: Consultant or Advisor

Jaspreet S. Sandhu, MD
New York, NY
Disclosures: American Medical Systems: Consultant or Advisor

William D. Steers, MD
Charlottesville, VA
Disclosures: Allergan: Scientific Study or Trial; Food and Drug Administration: Consultant or Advisor; National Institutes of Health: Consultant or Advisor; New England Research Institute (NERI): Consultant or Advisor

John T. Stoffel, MD
Burlington, MA
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Chandru P. Sundaram, MD
Indianapolis, IN
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Robert M. Sweet, MD
Minneapolis, MN
Disclosures: Allergan: Scientific Study or Trial; American Medical Systems Holding, Inc: Scientific Study or Trial; Coruthers Health Consulting: Consultant or Advisor; Gyrus ACMI Olympus: Other; Medtronic: Scientific Study or Triall; Red Llama Incorporated: Owner

Zhou Wang, PhD
Pittsburgh, PA
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Alan J. Wein, MD, PhD
Disclosures: Allergan: Consultant or Advisor; Astellas: Consultant or Advisor; ENDO Pharmaceuticals

Administrative Staff

Angela Clark
Dallas, TX
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Denise Williams
Linthicum, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose


2016 Reviewer

Christopher Porter, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to Disclose

2019 Reviewer

Timothy McClure, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

2022 Reviewer

Pat F. Fulgham, MD
Surgical Director of Oncology
Department of Urology
Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
Dallas, TX
Disclosures: Urology Clinics of North Texas: Other

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION: 

To claim credits/hours of participation, participants must view the online video, take the online posttest, passing with a score of at least 80%, complete and submit the evaluation.

ACCREDIDATION:

The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION:

The American Urological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

OTHER LEARNERS:

The AUA is not accredited to offer credit to participants who are not MDs or DOs. However, the AUA will issue documentation of participation that states that the activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

EVIDENCE BASED CONTENT:

It is the policy of the AUA to ensure that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.

AUA DISCLOSURE POLICY:

All persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e., activity planners, presenters, authors) are required to disclose to the provider all financial relationships with any commercial interest during the previous 24 months. The AUA must determine if the individual’s relationships may influence the educational content and mitigate any conflicts of interest prior to the commencement of the educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent individuals with relevant financial relationships from participating, but rather to provide learners information with which they can make their own judgments.

MITIGATION OF IDENTIFIED CONFLICT OF INTEREST:

All disclosures will be reviewed by the AUA Conflict of Interest (COI) Review Work Group Chair and/or Vice Chair for identification of conflicts of interest. The AUA COI Review Work Group, working with Office of Education staff, will document the mechanism(s) for management and mitigation of the conflict of interest and final approval of the activity will be documented prior to implementation. Any of the mechanisms below can/will be used to mitigate conflict of interest:

  • Peer review for valid, evidence-based content by the AUA COI Review Work Group. 
  • Attestation that clinical recommendations are evidence-based and free of commercial bias.
  • Introduction of a debate format (point-counterpoint)
  • Inclusion of moderated panel discussion with unbiased moderator
  • Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
  • Divestiture of the relationship by faculty
  • Recusal from controlling relevant aspects of planning 
  • Selection of alternative faculty for specific topic

OFF-LABEL OR UNAPPROVED USE OF DRUGS OR DEVICES: 

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.


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 The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty, authors and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the AUA.

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AUDIO, VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT:

The use of audio, video and other photographic recording equipment by attendees is prohibited inside AUA meeting rooms.

REPRODUCTION PERMISSION:

Reproduction of written materials developed for this AUA course is prohibited without the written permission from individual authors and the American Urological Association.

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DATE OF ORIGINAL RELEASE:

May 2008

REVIEW DATE:

This activity was peer reviewed May 2012, May 2015, January 2019 and February 2022.

EXPIRATION DATE:

March 2025

AUA PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY:

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COPYRIGHT:

Materials contained within this video are the sole property of the American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc. and may not be copied or duplicated without the written permission of the American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Non-Physician Participation
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