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Ultrasound-guided Paracentesis

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Participants will learn how to use ultrasound to guide insertion of needles and drains in order to minimise the risks of the procedure.

Course Director

Mel Williams and Antonio Sassano

Entry Requirements

Previous experience of ultrasound scanning is desirable but not essential.


The Ultrasound-guided Paracentesis study day comprise a series of lectures and practical hands-on demonstrations on how to use diagnostic ultrasound to scan and guide ascitic drainage.

Delivered by UWE Bristol lecturers and experienced sonographers, this workshop is aimed at practitioners wishing to learn ultrasound guidance for paracentesis and will cover the basics of ultrasound physics, equipment and scanning technique.


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