Basic Urologic Ultrasound (2016)

The use of ultrasound is fundamental to the practice of urology. Urologists use ultrasound daily in the office and in the surgical setting to diagnose urologic disease and to guide treatment. In order for urologists to achieve the best possible outcomes from this technology they must have a thorough understanding of the physical principles of ultrasound, the principles of image generation and the common artifacts associated with ultrasound. By viewing this online video, urologists will become acquainted with the effects of technique and machine adjustments on image quality. Documentation of an ultrasound procedure using accepted conventions for orientation, content and nomenclature will be demonstrated. Patient safety implications of the bioeffects of ultrasound will be emphasized. This online video is the foundation for urologic ultrasound education.

The Basic Urologic Ultrasound 2011 online video covers the physical principles of ultrasound, technique, machine settings, documentation and safety of urologic ultrasound. Emphasis on the physics of ultrasound, patient safety considerations and the limitations and advantages of ultrasound are some of the topics that will be addressed.

Target Audience

This course is designed for:

  • Urologists
  • Urology Residents

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the learner should be able to:

  1. Identify the physical principles of ultrasonography
  2. Analyze the effect of technique and machine adjustment on image quality
  3. Classify commonly seen artifacts based on underlying physical principles
  4. Employ accepted conventions for the documentation of an ultrasound exam
  5. Associate the modes of ultrasound with their appropriate application
  6. Identify the patient safety implications of the bioeffects of ultrasound
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
08/31/2016
Course expires: 
08/31/2019
Price:
$125.00
Rating: 
0

Faculty

Pat F. Fulgham, MD

Surgical Director of Oncology

Department of Urology

Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas

Dallas, TX

Disclosures: Urology Clinics of North Texas: Other

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, r, 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;Â 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;Â 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: Consultant or Advisor; Medtronic: Consultant or Advisor; Pfizer: Consultant or Advisor

Administrative Staff

Angela Clark

Dallas, TX

Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Denise Williams

Linthicum, MD

Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Accreditation

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

Credit Designation

The American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc (AUAER) designate this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AUAER takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

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.

Disclaimer

All data concerning results of the study program are strictly confidential and security measures have been set up at the AUAER to ensure that only the individual participant has access to his/her scores.

Estimated time to complete this activity

1.5 Hours

AUAER Disclosure Policy

As a provider accredited by the ACCME, the AUAER must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its activities.

All persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e. , activity planners and presenters) provided by the AUAER are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships they have with any commercial interest. The AUAER must determine if an individual’s financial relationships may influence the educational content with regard to exposition or conclusion, and resolve 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 serving as planners or presenters, but rather to provide the audience with information on which they can make informed judgements about the material presented.

Disclaimer

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.

Evidence Based Content

As a provider of continuting medical education accredited by the ACCME, it is the policy of the AUA to review and certify that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.

Off-label or Unapproved Use of Drugs or Devices

It is the policy of the AUAER to require the disclosure of all references to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices prior to the presentation of educational content. 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 product prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.

Date of Original Release

May 2011

Review Date

This activity was peer reviewed July 2014 and August 2016.

Expiration Date

August 2019

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.

© 2011 and 2014 American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc.® All Rights Reserved

Available Credit

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/31/2016
Course expires: 
08/31/2019

Price

Price:
$125.00
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