Ultrasound Evaluation of Elbow Pathology

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1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Date of Original Release: 2/14/2017
This edition valid for credit through: 2/14/2020
Video Length: 0:50:00

Product Codes:
Online Video: OV-MELP2
ISBN: 978-1-945749-14-8

Ultrasound Evaluation of Elbow Pathology

This live lecture presentation is designed to provide a comprehensive review of commonly seen pathology of the elbow. Ultrasound characteristics, diagnostic criteria, and pitfalls associated with the ultrasound evaluation of elbow pathology is included.

  • Joint effusion and bursa
  • Biceps and triceps tendon abnormalities
  • Epicondylitis
  • Ulnar collateral ligament
  • Cubital tunnel
Objectives Upon completion of this enduring material, you should be able to accomplish the following:
  1. Increase knowledge and competence to perform/and or interpret elbow ultrasound examinations
  2. Identify ultrasound characteristics associated with joint effusion and bursitis
  3. Recognize ultrasound findings associated with tendon and ligament abnormalities
  4. State diagnostic criteria for evaluation of ulnar and radial nerve abnormalities

Target Audience

Sonographers, physicians, PA's, NP's and other medical professionals involved with performing and/or interpreting elbow MSK ultrasound examinations. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to): radiology, sports medicine, orthopedic, PM & R, rheumatology, pain management, primary care and emergency medicine

Course Instructors

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.

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 1.50 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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