We think there are basically three types of colleagues interested in thyroid ultrasound.

  1. Colleagues who wish to learn how to perform thyroid ultrasound but have no or minimal experience (BEGINNERS)

  2. Experienced ultrasonographers (EXPERIENCED)

  3. Physicians who do not want to perform ultrasound by themselves but use the results of it in their everyday practice (ULTRASOUND REPORT TILIZERS)

Below are our suggestions for them

Colleagues who wish to learn how to perform thyroid ultrasound but have no or minimal experience (BEGINNERS)

These colleagues are interested in both the Basic and in the Advanced Course. We highly recommend not to start with the Advanced one. For two reasons, we recommend that they take the Basic Course first. The professional aspect is that the first task is to be able to recognize the thyroid gland on ultrasound and to be able to identify the typical manifestations of each ultrasound feature. These are prerequisites for handling non-typical patterns and for utilizing the Advanced Course syllabus on much more complex differential diagnostic problems.
The other reason related to the above is of a pedagogical nature. We believe that a completely novice colleague may be able to perform an ultrasound scan on a large number of patients on their own within a year and accurately identify cases where they need to call an experienced colleague for help. However, for an inexperienced colleague, the number of cases and material covered in the advanced course can be frightening. To make it not frightening but challenging, we don't think a less experienced should skip the basics.

The Basic Course requires approximately 40 hours learning time for 2 month. This investment seems to be enough to deal with the much more voluminous and complex Advanced Course. Completing the Advanced Course requires a much larger investment of time. Spending between 6-10 hours per week is required during the 30 weeks of the course. In addition to work and/or family, it should be considered whether there will be two or three days in each week of the 7 months when the participants can spend several hours studying this material. In any case, we recommend the full Advanced Course that includes Type 1 Webinars. The joint case discussions of these 7 events can be especially helpful for them.

The 2-day in-person training is also basically recommended for the less experienced colleagues. It serves as an exam, when the tutors will judge the level of skill. So, those who are ahead will be able to be strengthened in their ability to work independently. For those who are less advanced, it can be a great opportunity to develop their practical skills.

Experienced ultrasonographer (EXPERIENCED)

First of all, the Advanced Course is dedicated for them. This gives an update of the current state of thyroid ultrasound and related topics. Hopefully, the systematic collection of cases from a large-volume thyroid order, the 800+ HD ultrasound videos can help improve your diagnostic skills.

The live patient examination part of the 2-day live practice is unlikely to bring them too much benefit. The joint case discussion we think could benefit even an experienced ultrasound. In addition, there may be those for whom a diploma issued at the end of an ETA endorsed course may be important.

Physicians who do not want to perform ultrasound by themselves but use the results of it in their everyday practice (ULTRASOUND REPORT TILIZERS)

We recommend the Basic Course and the Advanced Course. The Basic Course serves to gain basic ability to interpret thyroid ultrasound which surely increases the diagnostic skill. Regarding the Advanced Course we will give specific instructions how to handle the learning material. The focus is less the analysis and watching the more than 800 voice-narrated videos and case studies but only a selection of them. At the same time, the prerecorded lectures, the manuals, and tables presenting the differential diagnostic problems are sure to improve diagnostic capability. Nor do we rule out the possibility that participation in the course could be a decisive push in the direction of later taking the ultrasound probe into their hands.

An other opportunity for colleagues listed above and for others

It is conceivable that some colleagues are not able to participitate in the 2022-2023 courses of any reasons or are interested in only some topics. They have the opportunity to register for only one or more live webinars which cover the full spectrum of thyroid ultrasound and related areas, including cytology, histopathology, surgery, non-surgical techniques.





Basically we are trying to fulfill the need of three different group of colleagues with the corresponding need and interest.

Colleagues who want to perform thyroid ultrasound by themselves but have minimal if any ultrasound practice (BEGINNERS).

Colleagues who are experienced in performing thyroid ultrasound but need to refresh their knowledge (EXPERIENCED).

Endocrinologists who do not wish to perform ultrasound themselves but use it in their everyday practice and want to get deeper knowledge for increasing their diagnostic skills (ULTRASOUND REPORT UTILIZERS).




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