Introduction to Ultrasound for Respiratory Physicians


Cost: $2150 inc GST

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Program description

This 3-day program, has been developed for all thoracic / respiratory / chest physicians interested in ultrasound techniques in the examination of the lungs pleura.

This intensive program provides participants with tuition in basic physical principles, understanding of sonographic planes, terminology, measurements and probe manipulation skills.

The techniques involved in examining the pleura and using ultrasound needle guidance in thoracocentesis pleural drainage will be addressed using our thoracocentesis phantom.There is an emphasis on the practical aspects of these topics with comprehensive "hands-on" tuition, led by expert sonographers. Low student/tutor ratios ensure comprehensive practical tuition in a personalised fashion.

Specific topics include


  • Physical principles knobology
  • Probe manipulation techniques
  • Sonographic appearances terminology
  • Needle guidance techniques
  • Pleural examination techniques
  • Scanning techniques for Pneumothorax

Course objectives

  1. To provide an overview of the physical principles and artifacts associated with B-Mode. colour spectral doppler
  2. To provide an understanding of basic system optimisation
  3. To review relational anatomy
  4. To provide the scanning skills required to maximise technical ability
  5. To provide an understanding of protocols required in all examinations discussed


Accredited CCPU units included in the course

ACRRM Accredited


Course Feedback

  • 'Could not have hoped for a better introduction - very grateful for your efforts & professionalism'
  • 'Absolutely brilliant course - so happy it is being offered'
  • 'Fantastic course - great introduction - well tailored to the level & aims of the group' 

Electronic logbook services with expert feedback 

To help maintain & improve your skills we offer an online ultrasound mentoring service so that our experienced staff can guide your hand by giving critical feedback on your uploaded images. The logged cases can then be saved on the AIU site to be used as a personal electronic logbook for future credentialing purposes.

Upcoming dates for this course:

Introduction to Ultrasound for Respiratory Physicians

22 Jan - 24 Jan
RPFTT04-18 $2,150.00
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02 Jul - 04 Jul
RPFTT27-18 $2,150.00
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02 Oct - 04 Oct
RPFTT40-18 $2,150.00
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