We are pleased to present sonography expert Robert DeJong, RDMS, RDCS, RVT for a review of Liver anatomy, physiology, and lab values, Join us for Hepatic Ultrasound – Liver with a Side of Labs.
Ultrasound is an excellent front-line diagnostic tool for evaluating the liver. It can help assess the presence of liver disease, detect liver lesions, and much more. But for accurate evaluations, Sonographers need to be aware of this organ’s design and function. This course will look at the segmental anatomy of the liver and provide an overview of the various functions of the liver. The individual tests of a liver function panel will be reviewed, as well as important lab values Sonographers should be aware of.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
- Discuss the 8 segments of the liver according to Couinaud’s classification system
- List the major groupings to describe liver functions
- Describe the various tests that comprise a liver panel
- Discuss which lab values are more sensitive for liver disease
About Our Speaker
Robert DeJong, RDMS, RDCS, RVT is recently retired from The Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was the Technical Manager of the Radiology Ultrasound Division for over 28 years. To further his interest in educating the next generations of sonographers, he has published several books on sonographic scanning and patient care and has also authored chapters in multiple ultrasound textbooks.
Bob has been honored by The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography with the Joan Baker Pioneer Award and has Fellow member status in both the SDMS and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. In addition, he was recently elected as a Director for the SDMS.
As an active committee member of the SDMS, the AIUM, and the Maryland Ultrasound Society, he involves himself in conference management, nominating committee activities, and CME organization. Bob is a frequent speaker at national and local meetings on various ultrasound topics.
This activity has been approved for 1.0 SDMS CME credit.
The CME participant roster will be reported by Ultrasound Solutions Corp. to the SDMS CME Tracker System.