Renal Transplant Ultrasound Training

Learn how to perform renal transplant ultrasound to evaluate renal allografts. The role of ultrasound and indications for renal allograft ultrasound examination are presented. Renal transplant allograft and regional anatomy is explored. Optimal sonographic technique, imaging protocols, and the sonographic characteristics of normal renal transplant allografts are presented. A series of case studies are used to review how ultrasound is used to identify more commonly encountered renal transplant complications. The procedural knowledge and requisite cognitive task awareness and visuospatial skills required to perform renal transplant ultrasound are developed in the SonoSimulator® and corresponding scanning assignment.
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How it Works

Each SonoSim module contains:

  • A Didactic, Cloud-Based, Multimedia Course
  • Real-Time Knowledge Checks & a Mastery Test
  • A Series of Hands-On, Real Patient Scanning Cases Accessed with the SonoSimulator® Ultrasound Probe

The SonoSimulator Ultrasound Probe is a one-time purchase and is your access key to the SonoSim modules you license annually. License to each module is purchased in the first year, and maintained with an annual membership fee. Keep scanning and maintain all your member benefits, including annual access to all your modules, with your low annual membership fee of $295 (complimentary in your first year).

Course Highlights

SonoSim cloud-based, multimedia, didactic courses are created by leading ultrasound experts, and are internet accessible immediately after purchase, on any device. There are knowledge checks with real-time feedback throughout each course, as well as a Mastery Test that is automatically graded.

The course in this module covers topics including:

  • Renal Transplant Anatomy
  • Sonographic Anatomy & Characteristics
  • Imaging Techniques
  • Color and Spectral Doppler Imaging Protocols
  • Vascular Complication Case Studies
  • Perinephric Fluid & Lesion Case Studies
  • Renal Parenchymal Disorder Case Studies
  • Imaging Tips, Pitfalls, & Complications

SonoSimulator Scanning Cases

The SonoSimulator® helps develop and maintain the critical visuomotor and visuospatial skills that are central to image acquisition and interpretation with real patient imagery, expert tutorials on-demand, and real-time feedback on success.

The 2 real patient scanning cases in this module include and cover:

  • Patient Type: 2 Adults
  • Relevant Findings/Pathology: Elevated resistive indices (RI) and subcapsular hematoma, and perinephric fluid collection
  • Doppler & Imaging Modes: Greyscale, Color and Pulsed-Wave Doppler evaluation
  • Transducer Types: Curvilinear
  • Scanning Approaches: Right and left lower quadrant scanning of renal allografts

Continued Medical Education

Ultrasound is ideally suited for evaluation of renal allografts. Greyscale ultrasound enables morphologic examination while color, power, and spectral Doppler help characterize vascular flow to and from the renal allograft. Ultrasound can be used to identify landmarks, assist in planning, and provide real-time image guidance of renal allograft biopsies. Renal Transplant Advanced Clinical Ultrasound Training reviews renal transplant anatomy. Sonographic anatomy of renal transplant allografts and relevant surrounding structures is also examined. Sonographic scanning technique and imaging pearls and pitfalls are discussed.  Lastly, sonographic findings of the more common renal transplant complications, such as renal artery thrombosis, renal artery stenosis, perinephric hematoma, and graft rejection, are presented.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians, and SonoSim, Inc. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 3 hours of ACEP Category I credit.