The sonography clinical school is intended for physicians with no or minimal experience in abdominal sonography. The major aim is to learn the basics: how to perform abdominal sonography in a patient with liver disease. The first part is on anatomy, i.e. the recognition of the large abdominal organs and structures with emphasis on the liver. The second part will be in pathology, i.e. the most frequent hepatic abnormalities will be studied on a sonography-simulator which acts as a real sonography machine. In the end, complete abdominal ultrasound will be performed on patients. After the course, you will not only be able to recognize the abdominal organs (e.g. liver, kidneys, spleen), but will also be able to find the major liver vessels (portal vein, hepatic artery, liver veins), gallbladder, and the biliary tree. Important signs of liver cirrhosis will be learned and you will be able to recognize the major liver abnormalities.
Dr Robert De Knegt, Netherlands
Prof. Michael Gebel, Germany
Prof. Fabio Piscaglia, Italy