Musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound is a rapidly developing and in-demand technique which is increasingly recognised as a valuable diagnostic tool, having several advantages over magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Over the past decade the usage and application of diagnostic ultrasound in MSK and sports medicine has developed significantly. Between 2000-2009 there was 717% increase in the number diagnostic ultrasound scans carried out (Smith et al., 2009). A majority of these were carried out by non-radiologists.
Diagnostic ultrasound is technically challenging and has a steep learning curve. Adapting techniques to accommodate technical issues and patient presentation to generate consistent diagnostic images can be challenging, as is the interpretation of subsequent images to arrive at a well-reasoned, differential diagnosis (Smith et al, 2015).
Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Jon A. Jacobson. 3rd Edition, 2017
Marnix van Holsbeeck, Joseph Introcaso. 3rd Edition, 2015
MUSOC October 2017 - Israel
SMUG team of Robert Laus, Chris Myers and Lorenzo Masci attended.
What is it:
The 27th edition of the annual conference where the leading MSK radiologists present an overview of the latest research and provide practical teaching sessions.