Hands-on Urologic Ultrasound (2018)

Glendale, CA US
January 31, 2018

This course is designed to provide urologists and urology residents with the knowledge and basic skills necessary for performing urologic ultrasound. This one-day offering combines online training and testing (pre-course) with onsite, hands-on instruction in kidney, bladder and scrotal ultrasound. Participants are evaluated by didactic testing and direct observation by faculty members to determine if they have met the course objectives. Attendees who demonstrate the hands-on skills and who pass the didactic tests will receive a CME Level 2 certificate. Proficiency and facility in performing specific ultrasound examinations will be achieved by subsequently applying these acquired skills in clinical practice.



The American Urological Association would like to thank the following companies for providing in-kind grants in support of Hands-On Urologic Ultrasound:

  • BK Ultrasound
  • GE Healthcare
  • Hitachi Healthcare

AUA ensures that all educational activities are developed and implemented independent of the control and/or influence of any commercial interests (ACCME: SCS1)

Target Audience

  • Urologist
  • Urology Resident

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, learners should be able to:

  1. Apply the physical principles of ultrasonography to urologic ultrasound

  2. Employ the various ultrasound probes and machine settings to optimize imaging

  3. Describe the indications for ultrasound for the kidney, bladder, scrotum, and prostate

  4. Identify normal ultrasound anatomy and the most common abnormal findings of the kidney, bladder, scrotum and prostate

  5. Successfully perform and document examinations of the kidneys, bladder, scrotum and prostate

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 8.00 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/31/2018 - 7:00am EST
Event ends: 
01/31/2018 - 5:00pm EST

7:00 ‐ 7:30 a.m.              Registration and Breakfast

7:30 ‐ 7:40 a.m.              Welcome and Introductions
                                        Frederick Anthony Gulmi, MD

7:40 – 7:50 a.m.              ARS Pre‐Test
                                        Frederick Anthony Gulmi, MD

7:50 ‐ 8:25 a.m.              Scanning Technique/Knobology
                                        Pat Fox Fulgham, MD

8:25 ‐ 8:40 a.m.              Bladder Ultrasound Protocol
                                        Frederick Anthony Gulmi, MD

8:40 ‐ 9:00 a.m.              Renal Ultrasound Protocol
                                       Majid Eshghi, MD, FACS, MBA

9:00 ‐ 9:10 a.m.              Ultrasound and Pregnancy
                                        Majid Eshghi, MD, FACS, MBA

9:10 – 9:20 a.m.              Break

9:20 ‐ 10:20 a.m.            Bladder Ultrasound Hands‐on Instruction and Testing
                                       All Faculty

10:20 a.m. ‐ 12:15 p.m. Renal Ultrasound Hands‐on Instruction and Testing
                                      All Faculty

12:15 ‐ 1:15 p.m.            Lunch with the Faculty

1:15 ‐ 1:35 p.m.              Scrotal Ultrasound Protocol
                                       Pat Fox Fulgham, MD

1:35 ‐ 2:50 p.m.              Scrotal Ultrasound Hands‐on Instruction and Testing
                                       All Faculty

2:50 ‐ 3:10 p.m.              Prostate Ultrasound Protocol
                                       Christopher R. Porter, MD, FACS

3:10 ‐3:30 p.m.               Prostate Ultrasound Hands‐on Instruction and Testing
                                       All Faculty

3:30 ‐ 3:40 p.m.              Break

3:40 ‐ 4:00 p.m.              AIUM Certification
                                       Frederick Anthony Gulmi, MD

4:00 ‐ 4:50 p.m.              Ultrasound: Coding and Documentation
                                        Frederick Anthony Gulmi, MD

4:50 – 5:00 p.m.             ARS Post‐test
                                       Frederick Anthony Gulmi, MD

5:00 p.m.                         Course Concludes

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
1812 Verdugo Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91208
United States

Course Director

Frederick Anthony Gulmi, MD
Vice‐Chairman, Department of Urology
NYU School of Medicine
New York, NY
Chief of Urology
NYU Langone Hospital ‐ Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY
Email: Frederick.gulmi@nyumc.org


Majid Eshghi, MD, FACS, MBA
Professor of Urology, New York Medical College
Chief Section, Endourology and Minimally Invasive Urology
Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, NY
Email: eshgh@aol.com

Pat Fox Fulgham, MD
Director of Surgical Oncology
Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas
Dallas, TX
Email: pfulgham@airmail.net

Christopher R. Porter, MD, FACS
Associate Professor
Virginia Mason Medical Center
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Email: christopher.porter@virginiamason.org

NameFaculty RoleCompanyCOI RoleFinancialDate Disclosed
Frederick A. Gulmi, MDDirector

Brooklyn Urologic Research Group

Leadership Position



Pat F. Fulgham, MDPresenter

Nothing to Disclose

Christopher Porter, MDPresenter

Nothing to Disclose

Majid Eshghi, MDPresenter

Nothing to Disclose


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Credit Designation

The American Urological Association designates this live activity and enduring material for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Learners

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Available Credit

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


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