Introduction to MSK Ultrasound - Lower Extremities
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals and Tissue Characterization
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Knee
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Knee Pathology
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Foot & Ankle
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Hip

Date of Original Release: 1/1/2017
This edition valid for credit through: 1/1/2020

Price:  $395.00 (12 months access)
Code: OC-MSKL161
6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

 

Topics & Objectives
Topics:
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals and Tissue Characterization
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Knee
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Knee Pathology
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Foot & Ankle
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Hip

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity the learner should be able to:

At the completion of this enduring material, the participant should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the participant's knowledge to better perform and/or interpret MSK ultrasound examinations
  2. State the basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics
  3. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation to produce diagnostic images
  4. Identify normal ultrasound imaging characteristics of musculoskeletal anatomy
  5. Recognize normal ultrasound characteristics associated with the knee
  6. Recognize common knee artifacts and pitfalls
  7. Explain the typical patterns of knee pathology
  8. Apply appropriate techniques and protocols for performing foot and ankle static and dynamic ultrasound examinations
  9. Identify normal and variant anatomy during musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging of the foot and ankle
  10. Recognize common patterns of foot and ankle pathology to optimize the diagnostic and treatment capabilities of musculoskeletal ultrasound of the foot and ankle
  11. Outline the hip anatomy and recognize ultrasound appearance of the normal hip
  12. Identify common hip pathology as seen with ultrasound
Target Audience
Physicians and sonographers who are involved with the ultrasound evaluation of the musculoskeletal system of the lower extremities. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) those involved with specialties in: radiology, orthopedics, sports medicine, physical therapy, chiropractic medicine, rheumatology, and emergency medicine.
Course Instructors

Paul Lento

MD, RMSK

Sarasota Orthopedic Associates.
Sarasota, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Jon Jacobson

MD, RMSK

Professor of Radiology.
Director of Musculoskeletal Radiology.
Department of Radiology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Timothy J. Mazzola

MD, CAQSM, RMSK

Cornerstone Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.
Denver, Colorado.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Theresa Jorgensen

RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Ultrasound consultant – Phoenix, Arizona
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.


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Continuing Education Credits
The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education(ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.
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