Ultrasound Evaluation of the Spine and Injection Techniques

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2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)â„¢
Date of Original Release: 5/17/2017
This edition valid for credit through: 5/17/2020
Video Length: 01:25:00

Product Codes:
Online Video: OV-MSP3
ISBN: 978-1-945749-22-3

Ultrasound Evaluation of the Spine and Injection Techniques

This MSK Ultrasound training video on ultrasound evaluation of the spine is designed to review scan techniques and ultrasound guided injection techniques. Targeted treatments and interventions using ultrasound guidance are discussed including comparisons of ultrasound to fluoroscopic techniques. This video is available for purchase in either DVD or Online Video format.

  • Lumbar epidural steroid injections
  • Caudal injections
  • SI joint injections
  • Cervical spine interventions
  • Benefits of prolotherapy
  • Treatment considerations for the lumbar and cervical spine
Objectives Upon completion of this enduring material, you should be able to accomplish the following:
  1. Increase participant’s knowledge to perform and interpret musculoskeletal ultrasound
  2. Identify the anatomy of the lumbar and cervical spine that are best evaluated with ultrasound
  3. Outline ultrasound-guided injection techniques for lumbar and cervical spine interventions
  4. List the diagnostic considerations for performing ultrasound-guided intervention for the spine
  5. State the role of ultrasound guided prolotherapy as a treatment option for the spine

Target Audience

Physicians, Sonographers, PAs, NPs and other medical professionals involved with performing and/or interpreting MSK ultrasound examinations or guided treatments of the spine. 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

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

David Wang  DO

Director of Training and Education.
Regenerative Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (ROSM).
Washington, DC.
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 2.00 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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