Ultrasound Evaluation of the Neonatal Spine - Training Video

Ultrasound Evaluation of the Neonatal Spine


Ultrasound Evaluation of the Neonatal Spine

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Ultrasound Evaluation of the Neonatal Spine

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Ultrasound Evaluation of the Neonatal Spine Training Video is designed to provide an overview of neonatal spine anatomy, indications for performing spinal sonography, normal ultrasound characteristics and diagnostic criteria for evaluation of spinal abnormalities.

Date of Original Release: 6/20/2019
Reviewed for content accuracy: 6/20/2022
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 6/20/2025
Video Length: 50:00

Online Video Product Code: OV-PSU2
DVD Product Code: VL-PSU2
DVD ISBN: 978-1-950973-02-6
USB Product Code: USB-PSU2


  • Spine Anatomy/Normal Variants
  • Scan Protocols/Techniques
  • Indications for Performing Spine Sonography
  • Normal Spine Ultrasound Characteristics
  • Evaluation of Spinal Dysraphism, Tethered Cord, Disorder of Caudal Mass and Congenital Anomalies


  • List indications and applications for performing spinal ultrasonography.
  • Identify spine anatomy, including normal variants.
  • State examination techniques and protocols for ultrasound evaluation of the pediatric spine.
  • Recognize ultrasound characteristics and diagnostic criteria associated with the ultrasound evaluation of spinal dysraphism, tethered cord, disorder of caudal mass and congenital anomalies.


Sonographers, physicians and other medical professionals involved with performing and/or interpreting neonatal spine ultrasound examinations. Physician participants may include (but is not limited to): neonatologists, pediatricians, radiology and emergency medicine.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Sal LaRusso  M.Ed. RDMS, RT(R)

Senior Instructor Radiology.
Chief Sonographer.
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center,
Hershey PA.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Michael Hulse  DO

PennState Hershey.
PennState Childrens Hospital.
Hershey, 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

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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