Ultrasound Use for the Plastic Surgeon Mon, Sep 23 1:30-2:30 p.m.

The participants will gain knowledge of didactic fundamentals of diagnostic ultrasound. In addition, participants will have hands on instruction on the use of hand held ultrasound for the evaluation of plastic surgery patients.

Covered topics will include: evaluation of breast implants, Pectoralis and TAP blocks, aspiration of seroma and ultrasound guided fat grafting. Ultrasound can be used not only to confirm, but to document safe position of fat grafting instruments.

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify signs of a ruptured silicone gel breast implant using diagnostic ultrasound
  2. Diagnose and aspirate seromas of the breast and abdomen
  3. Perform Ultrasound guided anesthetic blocks of the breast and abdomen
  4. Perform Ultrasound guided fat grafting of the buttocks.

Program Subject to Change.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.