Chapter 1

Getting to know the process

A bit rusty on the basics of ultrasound? This chapter will polish your understanding of ultrasound exams and teach you how to address the person under the probe—your patient.
3 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 2

The liver

This chapter will introduce you to hepatic ultrasound. You'll learn how to image the liver and identify vascular liver diseases, benign neoplasms, and malignant pathologies.
  • Mastering ultrasound anatomy
  • Recognizing the landmarks
  • How do I do it?
  • Identifying variants and changes in echogenicity
  • Diagnosing vascular liver diseases
  • Differentiating benign focal lesions
  • Distinguishing benign hepatic tumors
  • Detecting malignant focal lesions
  • The liver quiz
9 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 3

The biliary system

Get your juices flowing with this section on biliary system ultrasound. Learn how to image the gallbladder and biliary tract, diagnose cholecystitis, and find biliary tumors.
  • The biliary system intro
  • Mastering ultrasound anatomy
  • Recognizing the landmarks
  • How do I do it?
  • Recognizing variants
  • Detecting lumen alterations
  • Diagnosing cholecystitis
  • Diagnosing choledocholithiasis
  • Differentiating malignant biliary tumors
  • The biliary system quiz
9 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 4

The kidneys

Filter the wheat from the chaff when it comes to renal ultrasound. Learn how to image the kidneys, diagnose hydronephrosis, and distinguish between benign and malignant diseases.
  • The kidneys intro
  • Mastering ultrasound anatomy
  • Recognizing the landmarks
  • How do I do it?
  • Interpreting anomalies
  • Diagnosing hydronephrosis
  • Differentiating cystic kidney lesions
  • Pinpointing solid kidney tumors
  • Identifying perirenal pathologies
  • The kidneys quiz
9 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 5

The spleen

This chapter will be your safety net for understanding spleen imaging. We’ll teach you how to locate the spleen, measure it, and identify trauma and focal lesions.
  • The spleen intro
  • Mastering ultrasound anatomy
  • Recognizing the landmarks
  • How do I do it?
  • Measuring size and identifying variants
  • Interpreting images of trauma
  • Differentiating focal lesions
  • The spleen quiz
7 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 6

The pancreas

Learn everything you need to know about pancreatic ultrasound. In this chapter, we show you how to image the pancreas, diagnose pancreatitis, and identify cystic and solid tumors.
  • The pancreas intro
  • Mastering ultrasound anatomy
  • Recognizing the landmarks
  • How do I do it?
  • Diagnosing pancreatitis
  • Differentiating cystic tumors of the pancreas
  • Identifying solid tumors of the pancreas
  • The pancreas quiz
7 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 7

The retroperitoneum

Don't be left behind on retroperitoneal imaging. Learn to find your way around the retroperitoneum, and distinguish between vascular pathologies, necrosis, and lymphadenopathy.
  • The retroperitoneum intro
  • Mastering ultrasound anatomy
  • Recognizing the landmarks
  • How do I do it?
  • Diagnosing vascular pathologies
  • Identifying inflammation
  • Differentiating retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy
  • The retroperitoneum quiz
7 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 8

The gastrointestinal tract

We end our ultrasound journey with a trip down the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. We’ll show you how to image bowel obstructions, diagnose diverticulitis, and identify appendicitis.
  • The gastrointestinal tract intro
  • Mastering ultrasound anatomy
  • Recognizing the landmarks
  • How do I do it?
  • Imaging bowel obstruction
  • Diagnosing diverticulitis
  • Identifying appendicitis
  • How to find the appendix
  • The gastrointestinal tract quiz
8 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 9

Reporting and documentation

Every ultrasound deserves a good report. In this final chapter, you’ll learn to write a great ultrasound report and know which images you should and shouldn't include.
  • Reporting and documentation intro
  • Writing a good ultrasound report
  • Documenting your images—what is important?
  • Reporting and documentation quiz
3 Lessons, 1 Quiz