Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Upper and Lower Extremities

Date of Original Release: 10/21/2016
This edition valid for credit through: 10/21/2019

Price:  $819.00 (12 months access)
Code: OC-MSK161
15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

 

Details

Modules

  1. MSK Imaging Fundamentals and Tissue Characterization
  2. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Shoulder and Pathology
  3. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Elbow and Pathology
  4. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Hand and Wrist: Normal and Pathology
  5. Ultrasound Evaluation of Knee and Knee Pathology
  6. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Ankle and Foot
  7. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Hip
  8. Ultrasound-Guided MSK Injection Techniques
Topics & Objectives
Topics:
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals and Tissue Characterization
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Shoulder
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Shoulder Pathology
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Normal Elbow
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Elbow Pathology
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Hand and Wrist (2 Parts)
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Knee
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Knee Pathology
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Foot & Ankle
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Hip
  • Ultrasound-Guided MSK Injection Techniques

Objectives

Upon completion of this enduring material, you should be able to accomplish the following:

  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. Demonstrate scanning protocols for performing shoulder ultrasound examinations
  6. Identify normal shoulder anatomy during musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging
  7. Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, techniques & interpretation criteria to improve shoulder diagnostic/treatment
  8. Demonstrate scanning protocols for performing elbow ultrasound examinations
  9. Identify normal elbow anatomy during musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging
  10. Assess and incorporate protocols, techniques & interpretation criteria to improve elbow diagnostic/treatment accuracy
  11. Demonstrate scanning protocols for performing elbow ultrasound examinations
  12. Identify normal elbow anatomy during musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging
  13. Increase knowledge and competence to perform ultrasound evaluation of the hand and wrist
  14. Outline scan techniques and demonstrate protocols associated with ultrasound evaluation of the hand and wrist
  15. Recognize normal ultrasound characteristics associated with the hand and wrist
  16. Identify common artifacts and pitfalls of the hand and wrist
  17. Recall the typical patterns of hand and wrist pathology
  18. Apply ultrasound techniques to properly scan and recognize pathology of the wrist and hand
  19. Demonstrate knowledge and competence to perform and/or interpret MSK ultrasound evaluations of the knee
  20. Recognize normal ultrasound characteristics associated with the knee
  21. Recognize common knee artifacts and pitfalls
  22. Explain the typical patterns of knee pathology
  23. Apply ultrasound techniques to properly scan and recognize pathology of the knee
  24. Identify where to best find knee effusion for aspiration and/or injection
  25. State how to differentiate normal and pathologic conditions using ultrasound
  26. Demonstrate sonopalpation skills to help improve diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound of the knee
  27. Apply appropriate techniques and protocols for performing foot and ankle static and dynamic ultrasound examinations
  28. Identify normal and variant anatomy during musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging of the foot and ankle
  29. Recognize common patterns of foot and ankle pathology to optimize the diagnostic and treatment capabilities of musculoskeletal ultrasound of the foot and ankle
  30. Outline the hip anatomy and recognize ultrasound appearance of the normal hip
  31. Identify common hip pathology as seen with ultrasound
  32. State the importance of dynamic ultrasound imaging of the snapping hip
  33. Recognize that bursitis is uncommon in a patient with a painful trochanter
  34. State the difference between the use of ultrasound guidance vs. ultrasound assistance for injections
  35. Decide when to use ultrasound to guide musculoskeletal injections
  36. Demonstrate how to position and prepare patients for different types of ultrasound-guided injections
  37. Distinguish between different techniques of needle visualization using ultrasound
  38. Recognize different approaches to joint and soft tissue injections of the musculoskeletal system
  39. Incorporate appropriate billing practices for ultrasound-guided injections
Target Audience
Physicians and sonographers who are involved with the ultrasound evaluation of the musculoskeletal system of the upper and 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

Craig Chappell

DO, RMSK

IN2IT Medical Non-Surgical Ortho & Sports Medicine, Orem, UT
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

Paul Lento

MD, RMSK

Sarasota Orthopedic Associates, Sarasota, FL
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

Jon Jacobson

MD, RMSK

BioClinica: consultant, Elsevier: book royalties, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine: grant, Harvest Technologies: research equipment
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

Timothy J. Mazzola

MD, CAQSM, RMSK

Cornerstone Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Denver, Colorado
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

Shane Shapiro

MD, RMSK

Sports & Orthopedic Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Assistant Professor, Jacksonville, Florida
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

Theresa Jorgensen

RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Ultrasound consultant – Phoenix, Arizona
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

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 Subcommittee)
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 Subcommittee)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

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

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.00 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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