Introduction to Spine Ultrasound: S/I Joints and Facets - Training Video

Introduction to Spine Ultrasound: S/I Joints and Facets


Introduction to Spine Ultrasound: S/I Joints and Facets

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Introduction to Spine Ultrasound: S/I Joints and Facets

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Introduction to Spine Ultrasound: S/I Joints and Facets Training Video is designed to provide a review of S/I Joint and Spine Anatomy and Ultrasound Guided Injection Techniques for the S/I joint and Facets.

Date of Original Release: 6/2/2020
Reviewed for content accuracy: 6/2/2023
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 6/2/2026
Video Length: 00:49:00

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DVD Product Code: VL-MSIP
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  • S/I Joint Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • Differential DX for S/I Joint Pain
  • Ultrasound Guided Injection Technique for S/I Joint
  • Spine Ultrasound / Anatomy
  • Paramedian Sagittal (PMS) Articular Process View
  • Tile Roof (Articular Process) View
  • MRI Review, What’s the Facet Angle?


  • Outline the S/I Joint clinical examination techniques.
  • Recognize the various noninvasive tx techniques available.
  • Recall the Dx block concept to tell if the joint is causing pain.
  • Recall the evidence that prolotherapy works for S/I joint pain.
  • State the technique and limitations of U/S guidance when performing S/I joint injections.
  • Recognize how to find the standard U/S views of the clefts vs the inferior joint to perform an U/S guided S/I joint injection.
  • Increase confidence when performing facet injections utilizing the paramedian sagittal articular process view and the tile roof articular process view.


Physicians, PA’s, sonographers and other medical professionals who will be involved with performing Ultrasound-Guided injections of the S/I Joint and/or Facets. Physicians may include (but is not limited to) radiology, sports medicine, MSK, PM & R, and primary care.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Brian Shiple  DO, CAQSM, RMSK

President, AAOM
Board Certified Sports Medicine
The Center for Sports Medicine
Glenn Mills, PA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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 Subcommittee)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine &
Fellowship Director of Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Medical School
Tampa, FL.
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, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Trisha Reo, AAS, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator - planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.

Credits (Optional with additional purchase)

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 1.25 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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