MSK Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals - Training Video

MSK Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals


MSK Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals

MSK Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals

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MSK Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals Training Video is designed to provide an overview of basic ultrasound imaging principles, transducer selection, system optimization, factors contributing to image quality, normal Musculoskeletal anatomy characteristics, and commonly seen imaging artifacts in MSK ultrasound.

Date of Original Release: 11/21/2018
Reviewed for content accuracy: 11/21/2021
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 11/21/2024
Video Length: 74:00

Online Video Product Code: OV-MSKIF2
DVD Product Code: VL-MSKIF2
DVD ISBN: 978-1-945749-60-5
USB Product Code: USB-MSKIF2


  • Sound Production & Image Generation
  • Transducers
  • Image Resolution
  • Image Orientation & Scanning Fundamentals
  • Image Interpretation & Ultrasound Terminology
  • Normal Musculoskeletal Anatomy Echo Characteristics
  • Optimizing System Controls
  • Commonly Seen Image Artifacts


  • State the principles of sound generation and image processing.
  • Select the appropriate transducer for the various musculoskeletal ultrasound applications.
  • Optimize system controls for accurate display of the target anatomy.
  • Recognize normal ultrasound characteristics of bone, muscle, cartilage, tendons, nerves, and ligaments.
  • Identify commonly seen image artifacts and apply techniques to resolve.


Physicians, PA’s, sonographers and other medical professionals who will be involved with performing and/or interpreting MSK ultrasound. Physicians may include (but is not limited to) radiology, sports medicine, orthopedic, rheumatology, PM & R, internal medicine, primary care, chiropractic, and physical therapy.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Lori Green  BA, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

President, Program Director.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Saint Petersburg, FL.
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

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 1.50 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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