International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part J (2016)
Feasibility of scrotal colour Doppler and ultrasonography training during surgical residency
The use of ultrasonography by non-radiologists is widely accepted worldwide and various training modules are available for training surgeons in office ultrasonography. Scrotal Colour Doppler and Ultrasonography (CDUS) for scrotal diseases is included in urology module. Office ultrasonography for scrotal diseases not only supports the clinical diagnosis but also helps in avoiding unnecessary surgeries. This study was undertaken to study the feasibility of training of surgery residents in Scrotal Colour Doppler and Ultrasonography.
Aim: This study aims to develop a training module for Scrotal Colour Doppler and Ultrasonography during surgical residency programme and validate it by comparing the competency of surgical resident with a radiologist resident
Materials and Methods: A training module for Colour Doppler and Ultrasonography was proposed after studying the modules available in literature and training schedule for radiology resident in our institution. A radiologist was nominated as co-guide. A surgical resident underwent training in three phase’s i.e training phase, performing phase and evaluation phase. Initial training and evaluation was done by radiologist in radiology dept. The surgery resident and nominated radiology resident performed the CDUS on each patient in presence of co-guide/qualified ultrasonologist. Both reports were sealed and evaluated in evaluation phase.
Results: In the evaluation phase the reports of surgery resident and radiology resident were evaluated and compared with the reports of the ultrasonologist and also compared with final diagnosis. Results were statistically analysed.
Conclusions: The study concluded that training of surgery residents in Focused Scrotal Colour Doppler and Ultrasonography is feasible during residency with satisfactory results comparable to that of radiology resident
How to cite this article:
Bhushan Shah, Suresh Naik, Abhishek Singh, Raveesh Sunkara, Brig KVS Rana VSM, Shamshad Ahmed. Feasibility of scrotal colour Doppler and ultrasonography training during surgical residency. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(3):577-580.