Peripheral Nerve Sonography: Introductory Ultrasound and EMG Concepts - Training Video

Peripheral Nerve Sonography: Introductory Ultrasound and EMG Concepts


Peripheral Nerve Sonography: Introductory Ultrasound and EMG Concepts

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Peripheral Nerve Sonography: Introductory Ultrasound and EMG Concepts

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Peripheral Nerve Sonography: Introductory Ultrasound and EMG Concepts video lecture is designed to provide a comprehensive basis and approach for the use of ultrasound and electrophysiologic techniques for the assessment of the peripheral nervous system and peripheral nerve disorders. The presentation is structured to review the appropriate elements of the clinical and electrophysiologic evaluation. It also reviews the fundamentals of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular ultrasound including ultrasound physics and image acquisition and optimization, ultrasound instrumentation scanning techniques, and both normal and abnormal sonographic characteristics of nerves, muscles, and other anatomic tissues. There is a detailed and comprehensive description of the approach to successfully image peripheral nerves and their disorders.

Date of Original Release: 5/13/2022
This edition valid for credit through: 5/13/2025
Video Length: 2:23:00

Online Video Product Code: OV-PNIC
DVD Product Code: VL-PNIC
DVD ISBN: 978-1-957519-09-8


  • Clinical Approach to Assessment of Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • The Value and Technical Approach to Electrodiagnostic Assessment of Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Ultrasound Physics and Image Acquisition and Optimization
  • Ultrasound Instrumentation
  • Ultrasound Scanning Techniques
  • Use of Doppler Flow
  • Sonographic Identification of Anatomy of Various Tissues Including Nerve, Muscle, Bone, and Vascular and Other Structures.
  • Sonographic Artifacts
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Peripheral Nerves and Their Pathology
  • Use of Muscle Echotexture for Assessment of Neuromuscular Disorders


  • Perform the clinical assessment for patients with a possible peripheral nerve disorder.
  • State the relative value and technical aspects of commonly employed electrophysiologic techniques used for assessment of peripheral nerve disorders.
  • Apply the basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics and instrumentation.
  • Demonstrate the scanning techniques and image optimization for musculoskeletal and neuromuscular ultrasound.
  • Identify the sonographic appearance of the anatomic tissue pertinent to musculoskeletal and neuromuscular ultrasound
  • Apply the ultrasound evaluation of peripheral nerves including recognition of sonographic appearance of normal and abnormal nerves.
  • State the relative value of utilizing muscle echotexture in assessment of peripheral nerve disorders.


Physicians, PA’s, sonographers and other medical professionals who will be involved with performing and/or interpreting peripheral nerve ultrasound examinations. Physicians may include (but is not limited to) neurology, pain medicine, PM & R, sports medicine, and radiology.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Jeffrey Strakowski  MD

Clinical Professor, Dept. of PM&R
The Ohio State University)
Associate Director of Medical Education.
Dept. of PM&R. OhioHealth
Riverside Methodist Hospital
Columbus, Ohio.
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
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner & QI Task Force)
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)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Trisha Reo, AAS, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator-planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
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.

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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 3.00 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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