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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Integrating Point-of-Care Ultrasonography into Nephrology Practice

November 04, 2021 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: Live-Stream, Virtual Only

Session Description

Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is emerging as a valuable diagnostic tool and an "enhancement" to the conventional physical examination. This session explores the diagnostic renal and extrarenal POCUS applications currently considered within the scope of nephrology practice.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the implementation of a systematic approach when using POCUS to examine the urinary tract, as well as extrarenal systems pertinent to nephrology
  • Estimate volume status using POCUS
  • Examine cardiac and vascular parameters using POCUS
  • Discuss the use of POCUS to evaluate lung edema and other abnormalities

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Dialysis


  • Elaine Kaptein, MD
  • Vandana Dua Niyyar, MD, FASN


  • Introduction and Systematic Approach to POCUS of the Kidneys and Urinary Tract
    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Abhilash Koratala, MD, FASN
  • Sonographic Assessment of Volume Status
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    Daniel W. Ross, MD, MPH
  • Diagnostic Cardiac and Vascular Ultrasound for the Nephrologist
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Nathaniel C. Reisinger, MD, FASN
  • Lung Ultrasound in Hemodialysis Patients and in Heart Failure: A Game Changer?
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Carmine Zoccali, MD, DrMed, FASN