ULTRASOUND SOLUTIONS CORP. is pleased to present Anthony Tardi, RDMS, RVT, Senior Director of Global Product Marketing Ultrasound – Siemens Medical Solutions, along with Jennifer Prewitt, RDMS, RVT, Zone Clinical Director for Siemens Healthineers, for a discussion on the use of ultrasound in the diagnostic process for pediatric patients with acute abdominal pain. This course is presented in collaboration with:
Course Description: It is reported that 5 – 10% of all pediatric emergency room visits are for acute abdominal pain. A surgical etiology may be present in up to 20% of these patients. Due to the reduced exposure to ionizing radiation, in combination with its real-time and portable nature, ultrasound plays a critical role in the clinical pathway of pediatric patients presenting with acute abdominal pain. This session with focus on three examples of “ultrasound first” studies commonly encountered with pediatric patients presenting with acute abdominal pain. (Approved for 1 SDMS CME credit)
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
- Identify the common acute abdomen ultrasound indications in pediatrics
- Discuss the clinical and sonographic presentation for appendicitis, including scanning protocols and case review
- Review the clinical and sonographic presentation for mesenteric adenitis, including scanning protocols and case review
- Discuss the clinical and sonographic presentation for pyloric stenosis, including scanning protocols and case review
- Understand the various differential diagnoses for acute abdomen indications in pediatrics
About Our Speakers
Anthony Tardi, RDMS, RVT serves as the Senior Director of Global Product Marketing Ultrasound for Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. Anthony works closely with other specialists to establish clinical efficacy of new and advanced ultrasound technologies. He previously worked as Director of General Imaging Ultrasound for North America, Clinical Applications Team Leader and as a Regional Clinical Sales Specialist. He started his ultrasound career in Orange County, California, where he worked as a Sonographer specializing in General Imaging, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, and Vascular Sonography.
Jennifer Prewitt, RDMS, RVT is currently the Clinical Director for the Midwest and Central Zones of the United States, leading a team of Ultrasound Clinical Applications Specialists for Siemens Healthineers. Jennifer has been a sonographer for 27 years, thirteen of which were dedicated to Pediatric Sonography with some of the top hospitals in the country. She earned her Associate’s degree from Morehead State University and her Bachelor of Science from Northern Kentucky University. Jennifer recently celebrated her fourteenth anniversary with Siemens Healthineers.
This activity has been approved for 1 SDMS CME credit.
The CME participant roster will be reported by Ultrasound Solutions Corp. to the SDMS CME Tracker System.