Tulane Nephrology fellows learn bedside use of ultrasound. They learn to access the kidney for size and obstruction, as well as inferior vena cava and lung for volume status.
Fellows first train on the Simbionix U/S Mentor ultrasound simulator. This allows our fellows to improve their US hand-eye coordination and work on basic ultrasound techniques such as fanning, rocking, and sliding. These modules must be completed before participating in ultrasound rounds:
Every other week we email out renal ultrasounds for interpretation. We track fellow and faculty progress and compare to readings from our radiologists.