Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology Review by Minna J. Kohler

By Minna J. Kohler

This e-book presents a entire scientific overview of diagnostic and interventional purposes of musculoskeletal ultrasound on the point-of-care. As extra rheumatologists and different musculoskeletal companies in education and in perform study the ability of musculoskeletal ultrasound, a growing number of them will search research fabrics for examination training and useful wisdom that practice to their medical perform. every one bankruptcy covers a standardized protocol of joint photographs with probe placement, and comprises a variety of examples of universal ultrasound pathologies, truly addressing what sort of pathology to seem for with particular ultrasound photograph perspectives. assessment issues are emphasised, and examine instruments resembling key-concept overviews, lists of significant reports within the box, and wide questions for self-assessment are incorporated all through. simply because ultrasound education is relocating towards changing into a compulsory a part of rheumatology fellowship and has turn into essential in actual drugs and rehabilitation residencies, this ebook is a useful academic source for rheumatologists, physiatrists, and musculoskeletal companies looking a realistic evaluate consultant for instruction of certification tests and use in medical practice.

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Imaging the joint in osteoarthritis: a place for ultrasound? Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2010;24:27–38. 5. Riente L, Carli L, Delle Sedie A. Ultrasound imaging in psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2014;32(1Suppl 80):S26–33. 6. Terslev L, Naredo E, Iagnocco A, Balint PV, Wakefield RJ, Aegerter P, et al. Defining enthesitis in spondyloarthritis by ultrasound: results of a Delphi process and of a reliability reading exercise. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014;66:741–8.

6. Which of the following statements on ultrasound equipment is true? (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) The preset button serves for raising and lowering of the monitor. The gain adjusts the acoustic power of transmitted signals. The frequency can be adjusted by the time gain compensation controls. More foci increase the image frame rate. Decreasing the frequency allows for higher image resolution. 7. How should the sonographer hold and move the probe? (a) The sonographer’s fingers should not touch the patient’s skin.

The gain adjusts the acoustic power of transmitted signals. The frequency can be adjusted by the time gain compensation controls. More foci increase the image frame rate. Decreasing the frequency allows for higher image resolution. 7. How should the sonographer hold and move the probe? (a) The sonographer’s fingers should not touch the patient’s skin. (b) The monitor should be above the sonographer’s eye level. (c) The sonographer’s arm should be elevated while performing the examination. (d) For performing the heel-toe maneuver, the probe is angled along the transverse axis.

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