Update Series (2016) Lesson 17: The Role of Ultrasound in Imaging the Urinary Tract in Children

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Target Audience

  • Urologist

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing medical education activity, the participant will have a basic understanding of the indications for and performance characteristics of ultrasound in a variety of common pediatric urological conditions.

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Caleb P. Nelson, MD, MPH
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Assistant Professor of Surgery (Urology) and Pediatrics

Michael P. Kurtz, MD, MPH
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Research Fellow in Surgery


Jeanne S. Chow, MD
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Associate Professor of Radiology
Boston Children’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

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