Advanced Peripheral Nerve Applications: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Date of Original Release: 6/6/2016
This edition valid for credit through: 6/6/2019

Video Length: 0:43:00
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Product Codes:
Online Video - OV-MAPNA
ISBN: 978-1-940954-76-9

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Topics & Objectives


  • Principles of imaging peripheral nerves with ultrasound
  • Scanning techniques
  • Peripheral nerve anatomy
  • Echotexture
  • Use of anatomic landmarks
  • Ultrasound for focal neuropathies
  • Nerve trauma
  • Nerve injury
  • Neuromas
  • Nerve scarring
  • Masses
  • Tumors
  • Electrodiagnostic testing vs. ultrasound


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 peripheral nerve ultrasound examinations
  • Demonstrate scanning protocols for performing peripheral nerve ultrasound examinations
  • Identify normal peripheral nerve anatomy during musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging
  • Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, techniques & interpretation criteria to improve peripheral nerve 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, internal medicine, family practice, emergency medicine, PM and R, and physiatrist.
Course Instructors

Jeffrey Strakowski


McConnell Spine, Sport, & Joint Physicians, Columbus, Ohio
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 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.