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)

Mentored scans (indicative minimum)

Indicative minimum training time

10 scans

30 scans

4 months from 1st supervised scan

Core pathologies to be achieved

Abdominal free fluid ( ≈ ascites)


Bladder distension

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


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