Ultrasound Evaluation of the Normal Knee

Date of Original Release: 3/21/2017
This edition valid for credit through: 3/21/2020

Video Length: 00:57:00
1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Product Codes:
Online Video - OV-MUK3
DVD - VL-MUK3
ISBN: 978-1-945749-16-2

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Topics & Objectives
Topics
  • Normal knee anatomy
  • Ultrasound characteristics of normal knee anatomy
  • Scan techniques to evaluate the anterior, medial, lateral, and posterior knee
  • Scan techniques and protocol for evaluating the knee
  • Limitations and pitfalls associated with the ultrasound evaluation of the knee

Objectives
  1. Increase the participant's knowledge to better perform and/or interpret MSK ultrasound examinations
  2. Recognize ultrasound characteristics associated with the normal knee
  3. Apply scan techniques and protocols to evaluate the knee
  4. Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, techniques & interpretation criteria to improve MSK diagnostic/treatment accuracy
Target Audience
Physicians, Sonographers, PAs, NPs and other medical professionals involved with performing and/or interpreting MSK ultrasound examinations of the knee. Applicable practice specialties may include (but are not limited to): Radiology, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, PM&R, Rheumatology, Pain Management, Regenerative Medicine, Neurology, Primary care and Emergency Medicine.
Course Instructors

Timothy J. Mazzola

MD, CAQSM, RMSK

Cornerstone Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.
Denver, Colorado.
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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Continuing Education Credits
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 live activity 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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