Diagnostic and Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: A Hands On Approach
July 15-17, 2010
Earn up to 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (accepted by the ARDMS) or ARRT Category A Credits.Course Chair: Jay Smith, MD, FACSMCourse Description:
Mayo Clinic · Rochester, MN
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This 3-day comprehensive course will cover the techniques and applications of diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound in the major joint regions of the body. For each joint region, faculty will demonstrate a diagnostic ultrasound protocol, review common pathologies, and describe relevant ultrasound-guided interventional procedures. Each participant will complete more than 13 hours of hands-on training, including needle tracking skills, ultrasound machine controls, scanning on live models, and performing ultrasound-guided procedures on unembalmed cadavers. Special topics to be discussed include ultrasound applications in rheumatology and following total joint replacement, principles of ultrasound-guided nerve blocks, platelet rich plasma, and updates on practice accreditation and certification for musculoskeletal ultrasound.