Hot Tips – Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Exam of the Rotator Cuff

Locating the rotator cuff interval during a musculoskeletal exam can be frustrating for some, until you watch this Hot Tip from Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute!

Presented by Kathleen Quenneville, BS, RDMS, R(R).

This topic and more can be found in both advanced and intro MSK training seminars. For more educational information like this, check out our upcoming MSK Ultrasound Training Seminars at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute.

Hot Tips – Locating the Common Bile Duct with Ultrasound


Here’s some quick pointers on how to easily locate and identify the common bile duct and portal splenic confluence using ultrasound. We even demonstrate this technique on easy as well as more challenging patients.
Demonstrated by Theresa Jorgensen, RDCS, RDMS, RVT, – Program Manager at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute.

To learn more techniques like this, please visit the course listings and browse our Abdominal ultrasound listings.


Anisotropy is a common artifact seen in musculoskeletal ultrasound that occurs when the ultrasound beam encounters a structure at a non-perpendicular angle.  The artifact results with a loss of echogenicity in structure.  We see anisotropy more commonly in tendons and ligaments, but it also occurs in muscle and nerves to a lesser extent.

To learn more about anisotropy, and how to identify it during your evaluations, check out upcoming educational seminars that will provide hours of hands-on scanning.