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Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Physics & Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Registry Review Course

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Physics & Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Registry Review Course

The Combined Physics & Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Registry Review Course offers a comprehensive review for those preparing to take the ARDMS RMSK & RMSKS certification exams. Since the content outline for the physician exam was recently changed to include 26% physics, get all of the information you need to pass the exam with a full day of physics review then two days focused on MSK. If you’re a sonographer studying for the exam, it also provides as a great physics refresher. The MSK registry review course is taught by leading experts in the musculoskeletal ultrasound profession and includes interactive lectures, case studies, and mock registry exams using an interactive Audience Response System.

Physics Objectives
Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform diagnostic ultrasound examinations.
State the elementary principles of ultrasound including definition of ultrasound, basic properties and units of measure.
Describe the fundamental principles of sound and the propagation of sound in soft-tissue.
Cite the different types of transducers, focusing, sound beam formation and the various types of resolution including: axial, lateral, contrast and temporal
Recognize components and terminology of ultrasound equipment and instrumentation.
List the advantages of Doppler, Color Flow and Color Power Imaging.
Differentiate imaging artifacts by their cause and characteristic appearance
Apply statistical test correlation and test validation using CHI Square principles regarding sensitivity, specificity and overall test accuracy.
Outline safety, quality control, quality assurance and bioeffects concerns regarding operation and maintenance of ultrasound equipment.
Identify areas of weakness that require additional self-study to successful pass the ultrasound board examination offered by ARDMS, CCI or ARRT.

MSK Objectives
Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret MSK ultrasound examinations.
Outline appropriate transducer selection, system optimization, and identify commonly seen artifacts associated with MSK ultrasound.
State scanning protocols for performing shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, knee, ankle, foot and hip ultrasound examinations.
Identify normal anatomy during musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging.
Recognize ultrasound characteristics of commonly seen pathology of the shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist hand, ankle, foot, and hip.
Outline the use of MSK sonography for diagnosis and treatment options, including ultrasound-guided interventions.
Integrate all patient and imaging data for effective analysis of examination results.
Identify areas of that may require further study
Increase knowledge and competence for successful registry examination completion

Physics Topics
Essentials of Diagnostic Ultrasound
Ultrasound Physical Principles
Pulse Echo Instrumentation, Storage and Display
Propagation of Ultrasound Through Tissue
Image Controls
Doppler Instrumentation and Hemodynamics
Imaging Artifacts
Quality Assurance and Safety

MSK Topics
Upper & Lower Extremity Joints
Anatomy & Physiology
Scan Protocols & Normal Sonographic Characteristics
Integration of Data
Interventional Procedures
Case Studies
Interactive Mock Exams and Q&A Sessions


Sep 25, 2017


Nurse Practitioner , Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME, Radiology / RAD Tech CE



Credits / Hours

24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Approved for 24 MOC point(s)



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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Imran Siddiqui, MD, RMSK
Bryan Dodd, M.Ed, RDMS, RVT, RT(R)

Keywords / Search Terms

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. MSK, Musculoskeletal, sports medicine, orthopedic, registry review, ardms, physics, SPI, rheumatology, pain management Live CE CME Seminar CE CME

LIVE Activity Location Details

09-25-2017 - 09-27-2017

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute Inc.
4615 Gulf Blvd. Suite 205
St Pete Beach, FL   33706
United States of America

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