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Article - The Evolution of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: From Radiologists to Clinicians

The Evolution of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: From Radiologists to Clinicians

6th November 2017
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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.

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Article - Training in MSK Ultrasound: How do you become competent?

Training in MSK Ultrasound: How do you become competent?

7th November 2017
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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).

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Article - Buying an Ultrasound Scanner for MSK/Sports Medicine - Considerations

Buying an Ultrasound Scanner for MSK/Sports Medicine - Considerations

20th November 2017
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How to Start:

  • Portable machine (for multiple locations) or cart-based (for use in one location)
  • Purely for MSK or other applications (rheumatology, general sonography/radiology)
  • Which clinicians will be using it (radiologist, sports physician, physio, rheumatologist)?
  • Budget

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Article - Conference Review: by Robert Laus (SMUG co-head of Faculty)

Conference Review: by Robert Laus (SMUG co-head of Faculty)

20th November 2017
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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.

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