FAMUS abdominal/renal module

The abdominal/renal module aims to teach competence in the assessment of presence of ascites, and the basic assessment of the urinary tract in particular looking for evidence of obstruction.

The table below outlines the minimum training times and core procedures that candidates are expected to achieve:

Supervised scans (minimum)

10 scans

Mentored scans (indicative minimum)

30 scans

Indicative minimum training time

4 months from 1st supervised scan

Core pathologies to be achieved

  • Abdominal free fluid ( ≈ ascites)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Bladder distension

For more detail on the theory of abdominal/renal ultrasound, including images and teaching videos please see famus.org.uk.