Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Upper and Lower Extremities

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Date of Original Release: 10/21/2016
This edition valid for credit through: 10/21/2019
Product Code: OC-MSK161



Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Upper and Lower Extremities

Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Upper and Lower Extremities Online Course is designed to increase knowledge and competence in order to better perform and/or interpret upper and lower extremity musculoskeletal ultrasound. This course is made up of eleven (11) modules, which include recommended reading assignments, online video lectures, case presentations, and online interactive activities, including post-module exams. Enrollment is valid for 12 months (365 days) and begins the moment the participant is enrolled. Extend your online course access another 3 months with the addition of an onsite hands-on workshop or registration for a regularly scheduled GCUS scan workshop.

  • 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 - Two Parts
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Knee
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Knee Pathology
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Foot & Ankle
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Hip
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection Techniques in Musculoskeletal Medicine

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 - Two Parts
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Knee
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Knee Pathology
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Foot & Ankle
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Hip
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection Techniques in Musculoskeletal Medicine

Objectives

  • Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret MSK ultrasound examinations.
  • List the indications, benefits, and limitations of MSK ultrasound for sports medicine injuries, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and rheumatology applications.
  • Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images.
  • Demonstrate scanning protocols for performing shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, knee, ankle/foot & hip ultrasound examinations.
  • Identify normal anatomy during musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging.
  • Identify the sonographic appearance of commonly seen pathology of the shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist/ hand, ankle and foot.
  • Demonstrate the use of MSK sonography for diagnosis and ultrasound-guided interventions and describe “in-plane” and “out of plane” injection/aspiration techniques using inanimate phantoms.
  • Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, techniques & interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.

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

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Craig Chappell  DO, RMSK

Owner and Director.
IN2IT Medical Non-Surgical Ortho & Sports Medicine.
Orem, UT.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Paul Lento  MD

Fellowship Trained, Triple Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Sarasota Orthopedic Associates.
Sarasota, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

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.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Timothy J. Mazzola  MD, CAQSM, RMSK

Board Certified in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.
Cornerstone Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.
Denver, Colorado.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Shane Shapiro  MD, RMSK

Medical Director, Regenerative Medicine Therapeutics Program.
Sports & Orthopedic Medicine.
Assistant Professor at Mayo Medical School.
Jacksonville, FL.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

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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Accreditation Statement

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 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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