Ultrasound education

for nephrologists

Educational materials

Atlas of Renal Ultrasonography. Comprehensive text covering all aspects of kidney and bladder ultrasound. More information.

Renal Ultrasound Teaching CDs. Actual cases to test your interpretation along with detailed explanations of the findings. More information.

Training courses and workshops

Ultrasonography For Nephrologists. This is a comprehensive 2-day weekend course that has been offered since 1996. The course is held 3-4 times per year on the Emory University campus and includes both didactic and hands-on training. More information.

Minifellowship in Renal Ultrasonography. This is a 5-day program performing and interpreting renal ultrasounds in Emory University Hospital and Clinic. Only one trainee is scheduled per week. More information.

Over-reading service. Provides feedback on the quality of studies and interpretations for nephrologists getting started. Can also serve as a second opinion on difficult interpretations. More information.

ASDIN Hands-On Workshop in Advanced Procedures. This hands-on workshop focuses on the role of ultrasonography in all aspects of nephrology, including diagnostic workup of acute and chronic renal failure, guidance for percutaneous procedures, and management of dialysis access. More information.

Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Nephrologist. Half-day didactic and hands-on workshop offered annually at the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meeting.​

Hands-on Nephrology. This is an introductory hands-on workshop on ultrasound-guided procedures offered several times during the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology.  

Kidney Con Kidney Biopsy Academy.: This course uses live patients, simulation modules, and lightly embalmed cadavers to provide hands-on education in all aspects of kidney. This course has been offered annually for the last 5 years. More information.

Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Nephrologist. A one-day, introductory didactic and hands-on course presented as an early program for the 2020 Kidney Week of the American Society of Nephrology. 

Web-based training

Video curriculum for diagnostic point-of-care ultrasound (Physics & knobology, Kidney, Lung, basic echo, intro to Doppler, artifacts etc.)    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFdeth7h_O6aGClfMys1ITA3mikmPKZcn

   

Focused videos of brief cases and technical points. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFdeth7h_O6blH1-33cC0eVQ0HLnEHUjV

 

Monthly Zoom Conference in point-of-care ultrasound in nephrology. See schedule. To participate, join POCUN email list

 

Training curricula in point-of-care ultrasound in nephrology:

                  https://nephropocus.com/tag/kidney/

                       https://www.renalfellow.org/tag/abhilash-koratala/

Certification

Certification in renal ultrasound is available through the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology. Certification limited to renal transplantation is also available. More information.