|Approvals/Requirements Satisfied by eRADIMAGING Courses|
|~ ASRT approval for ARRT® Category A credit||~ MDCB approval by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification (Selected Courses)|
|~ ARMRIT accepted (All MRI Courses)||~ CAMRT and Sonography Canada recognize the ASRT approval (All Courses)|
|~ ARDMS accepted (All Courses)||~ Florida approval for all courses 1 credit or more|
|~ NMTCB accepted (All Courses)||~ California CE requirements met for all radiography courses|
|~ All Courses eligible of international radiographers' CPD requirements||~ All Courses available for RRAs|
|~ ASRT and MDCB are approved continuing education providers of ARRT® and all courses are accepted by ARRT®|
Ultrasound in Sports Medicine
Mark P. Bowes, PhD
*Medical Writer, Portland, Oregon.
Address correspondence to: Mark P. Bowes, PhD, Medical Writer, 7135 SE 18th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97202. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclosure Statement: Dr Bowes reports having no financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.
Each year, more than 7 million people in the United States receive medical treatment for injuries associated with sports or exercise. Rapid assessment and development of a treatment plan are often essential to attain the best possible clinical outcome while minimizing recovery time. Over the last two decades, musculoskeletal ultrasound has emerged as an important imaging modality to assess sports-related injuries. Sonographic evaluation provides higher spatial resolution than magnetic resonance imaging for some musculoskeletal applications, and it provides rapid, point-of-care diagnostic assessment without the need for radiation exposure or contrast agents. Common indications for musculoskeletal ultrasound of sports-related injuries include assessment of joint instability, muscle strains, contusions, or tears; tendon degeneration or inflammation; torn ligaments; damage to cartilaginous structures of the joints; and ruptured bursae. Sonography is also used to guide musculoskeletal interventions such as joint injections and drainage of cysts. Imaging sports-related injuries is often challenging, and may require special equipment and positioning, including stress views and weight-bearing equipment or stances. Recent publications from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Radiology provide recommendations about the sonographic examinations that are most important in assessment of sports-related injuries, as well as detailed guidelines on patient positioning and image acquisition.
Full Course Content available to active members of eRADIMAGING.com
* This sample course is for reference purposes only. It is not currently available for earning CE credits. To earn ARRT CE credits please subscribe to eRADIMAGING where you will see a complete listing of all active and eligible CE courses.