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Ultrasound Eval. of Normal Knee

Ultrasound Evaluation of the Normal Knee (DVD & Online Video.) Approved for a maximum of: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

WHO SHOULD VIEW: Physicians, Sonographers, PAs, NPs and other medical professionals involved with performing and/or interpreting MSK ultrasound examinations of the knee. Applicable practice specialties may include (but are not limited to): Radiology, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, PM&R, Rheumatology, Pain Management, Regenerative Medicine, Neurology, Primary care and Emergency Medicine

To learn about this product: Search: OV-MUK3 or VL-MUK3 or Call 727.363.4500.

Ultrasound Diagnosis of Acute Microcrystalline Arthritis


The performance of ultrasound (US) in the diagnosis of acute gouty (MSU) arthritis and calcium pyrophosphate (CPP) arthritis is not yet well defined. Most studies evaluated US as the basis for diagnosing crystal arthritis in already diagnosed cases of gout and few prospective studies have been performed.

The primary objective of (this) study was to determine whether the diagnostic performance of US was sufficiently good to allow the clinician to skip joint aspiration and crystal identification by microscopy in order to make a diagnosis of microcrystal-induced arthritis. This situation is frequently encountered in clinical practice in the primary or secondary care setting and we designed our study to fit as closely as possible these real-life conditions…

Read the full study and analysis here.

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Training at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute.

Ultrasound used to diagnose minor bone fractures


Ultrasound is set to play a significant role in detecting minor fractures in the future, according to a new study. The move would reduce exposure to radiation, as well as providing an alternative when radiology units are closed.

rib-fracture-2aThe authors conducted a study of the usefulness and efficiency of portable ultrasound in detecting the presence of minor fractures in patients presenting to a minor injuries unit. Analysis showed that 85% of patients with a fracture confirmed by X-ray had injuries detected through ultrasonography. The authors say emergency clinicians could rule in fractures by studying the ultrasound images …

Read the entire article here.

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Training at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute

NEWS FLASH! North Dakota, Oregon, and New Mexico are the First Three States Requiring Sonographers to be Registered by an Organization!


North Dakota, Oregon, and New Mexico are the First Three Statesregistered sonographers Requiring Sonographers to be Registered by an Organization!

April 2, 2015

North Dakota has now become the 3rd State in the country (the two others being Oregon and New Mexico) to pass a law requiring Sonographers to be licensed by the state. Credentialing through nationally recognized agencies such as the ARDMS and CCI will be acceptable forms of documentation.

For the complete bill, see:

Prepare for the registry board exams with Registry Reviews by Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute’s Registry Reviews Week!

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