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Abdominal Ultrasound
Detect abdominal pathologies with ultrasound
  • 10 AMA PRA category 1 CME Credits
  • Printable Diploma
  • 13 chapters
  • More than 9 hours of video content
  • 33 lectures



The Abdominal Ultrasound BachelorClass introduces you to one of the most important ultrasound modalities in medicine. You will be enabled to master even the most critical situations and learn all you need to apply Ultrasound in your clinical practice.

After completing the Abdominal BachelorClass, you will be able to perform a standard exam, know the limitations of this technique and be able to identify the most common pathologies of all major abdominal and pelvic organ systems.

The Abdominal BachelorClass is designed to introduce you to the technology of Ultrasound. Starting with a broad explanation of ultrasound physics and instrumentation, you will receive an overview of all abdominal organ systems and learn to identify anatomic structures using the standard views of ultrasound.

With easy to follow, step-by-step instructions of the very basic and the most common pathologies, you will learn how to detect diseases of the liver, gallbladder, kidney, adrenal glands, pancreas and bladder using ultrasound. You will learn about the relevance of the individual pathologies, the role of other imaging modalities and be provided with guidance as to the management of patients based on ultrasound findings. Special focus is placed on the diagnosis of pathologies that you will encounter in acute clinical situations.

Furthermore, we have recently released a completely new Appendicitis chapter. Real case content will provide you with high-quality images and many ultrasound clips to gain the necessary knowledge and master all situations of patients with abdominal pathologies.


  • Anesthesiologists
  • Critical Care Physicians
  • Intensivists
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Sonographers


Christian Aiginger - MD Austria

St. Josef Hospital, Vienna

Ulrike Handler - MD Austria

Herz Jesu Hospital, Vienna



Kidney sonography


We’ll start with a review of the anatomic features and go on with the different approaches and scan planes for both kidneys - getting you ready for evaluating renal pathologies like hydronephrosis, urinary tract stones, renal cysts and tumors and the atrophic kidney disease. You will see how...


Pancreas and great vessels


Pancreas - is also called the hidden organ? True, it is difficult to find. But not for you: once you have completed this chapter, you will never fail to find the pancreas again. We will deal with the most common pathologies of the pancreas and get on with scanning the region of the great...


Scanning part 2


In this chapter you'll get the final touch - recapitulating all scan planes and approaches for spleen, pancreas and great abdominal vessels followed by scanning the urinary bladder as well as the female and male lower abdomen. Then the grand finale: we´ll demonstrate a complete abdominal...


Abdominal BachelorClass - free chapter


Your starting point into the world of abdominal ultrasound. Meet your teachers Ulrike and Christian. Six different case reports from our lab that will show you how powerful abdominal ultrasound is. Learn how to perform an ultrasound scan on the urinary bladder and the gallbladder.


Ultrasound basics and artifacts


Meet the star of this course: the ultrasound wave! Principles of scanning. How to obtain really good images. How to optimize your settings and adjustments on the machine. Safety aspects. Understand the most important ultrasound artifacts and use them to your advantage.


Liver sonography part 1


The liver is the second largest organ in our body. We start with a review of the relevant anatomic features and the important structures surrounding the liver - we will show you how to scan the liver in the standard imaging planes systematically, including the “emergency view” of the liver....


Liver sonography part 2


Learn how to detect and distinguish diffuse liver diseases like liver congestion, steatosis and liver cirrhosis as well as focal liver lesions with your magic ultrasound wand - we’ll take you there! What does a snowball have in common with liver lesions? You’ll find out here. After completing...




How can I detect gallstones with ultrasound? What are the criteria for cholecystitis? What are the sonographic signs for cholestasis? In this chapter we will teach you not only how to successfully find and scan the gallbladder but also how to detect and distinguish the most important...


Adrenal glands and spleen


Scanning and evaluating the spleen and the rather tricky region of the adrenal glands with ultrasound will be no big deal for you after you have completed this chapter! Do you know which pathologies you should look for? Why they are so important to find? These are the topics you will learn...


Pelvis part 1


Scanning the urinary bladder with ultrasound is easy and rewarding - you’ll understand why in this lecture! Urinary retention - a painful but often easily solved problem when detected with ultrasound - you can do it! This chapter also covers the issue of residual urine and the ultrasound...


Pelvis part 2


This chapter covers the different scan planes for examining the female and male pelvis: how to find the uterus, the ovaries or the prostate. Tumours and cysts and free fluid in the female lower abdomen? Prosthetic hyperplasia? After completing this chapter, you will definitely be able to...


Scanning part 1


Scanning only - a complete review of all scan planes and approaches to: the liver, the kidneys and the adrenal glands region.




In this chapter, we will show a simple, workable approach to ultrasound imaging of appendicitis - suitable for anybody who is willing to learn abdominal ultrasound.



Potentially saved a 60-year-old patient's life who came in complaining about chest pain. Abdominal aortic aneurysm found!
Wasseem Rock

I highly recommend courses by 123sonography for advancement in career and also because these courses are the best preparatory courses for sonography exams.

Humaira Yousaf