Ultrasound Evaluation of the Normal Elbow

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1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Date of Original Release: 3/1/2016
This edition valid for credit through: 3/1/2019
Video Length: 0:42:00

Product Codes:
Online Video: OV-MELB
ISBN: 978-1-940954-74-5

Ultrasound Evaluation of the Normal Elbow

This enduring material is designed to provide an introduction into the anatomy, scan techniques and characteristics associated with ultrasound evaluation of the normal elbow.


  • Anterior elbow and joints
  • Bicep tendon
  • Pronator window
  • Distal biceps
  • Biceps tendon
  • Medial elbow
  • Common flexor
  • Ulnar nerve
  • Triceps
  • Posterior elbow
  • Lateral elbow
  • Radial collateral ligament
  • Radial nerve
  • Annular ligament
  • Live Scan Demonstration

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

  • Increase the participant's knowledge to better perform and/or interpret MSK ultrasound examinations
  • Demonstrate scanning protocols for performing elbow ultrasound examinations
  • Identify normal elbow anatomy during musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging
  • Assess and incorporate protocols, techniques & interpretation criteria to improve elbow diagnostic/treatment accuracy 

Target Audience

Physicians, sonographers, PAs and NPs, and other medical professionals who are involved with performing and/or interpreting musculoskeletal ultrasound examinations. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) radiology, sports medicine, orthopedics, rheumatology, chiropractors, physical therapists, family practice, emergency medicine, and PM & R.

Course Instructors

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Paul Lento  MD, RMSK

Sarasota Orthopedic Associates.
Sarasota, FL.
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 1.00 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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