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Peripheral Nerve Sonography: Introductory Ultrasound and EMG Concepts
Peripheral Nerve Sonography: Introductory Ultrasound and EMG Concepts

Peripheral Nerve Sonography: Introductory Ultrasound and EMG Concepts video lecture is designed to provide a comprehensive basis and approach for the use of ultrasound and electrophysiologic techniques for the assessment of the peripheral nervous system and peripheral nerve disorders. The presentation is structured to review the appropriate elements of the clinical and electrophysiologic evaluation. It also reviews the fundamentals of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular ultrasound including ultrasound physics and image acquisition and optimization, ultrasound instrumentation scanning techniques, and both normal and abnormal sonographic characteristics of nerves, muscles, and other anatomic tissues. There is a detailed and comprehensive description of the approach to successfully image peripheral nerves and their disorders.

Topics include:
• Clinical Approach to Assessment of Peripheral Nerve Disorders
• The Value and Technical Approach to Electrodiagnostic Assessment of Peripheral Nerve Disorders
• Ultrasound Physics and Image Acquisition and Optimization
• Ultrasound Instrumentation
• Ultrasound Scanning Techniques
• Use of Doppler Flow
• Sonographic Identification of Anatomy of Various Tissues Including Nerve, Muscle, Bone, and Vascular and Other Structures.
• Sonographic Artifacts
• Ultrasound Evaluation of Peripheral Nerves and Their Pathology
• Use of Muscle Echotexture for Assessment of Neuromuscular Disorders

Objectives: After viewing the activity, the participant should be able to:
• Perform the clinical assessment for patients with a possible peripheral nerve disorder.
• State the relative value and technical aspects of commonly employed electrophysiologic techniques used for assessment of peripheral nerve disorders.
• Apply the basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics and instrumentation.
• Demonstrate the scanning techniques and image optimization for musculoskeletal and neuromuscular ultrasound.
• Identify the sonographic appearance of the anatomic tissue pertinent to musculoskeletal and neuromuscular ultrasound
• Apply the ultrasound evaluation of peripheral nerves including recognition of sonographic appearance of normal and abnormal nerves.
• State the relative value of utilizing muscle echotexture in assessment of peripheral nerve disorders.

CME is provided by Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AANEM is an authorized reseller of the GUI products authored by Dr. Jeffrey Strakowski. 

Offered as DVD, USB, and online video options with or without credits (credits can be purchased at a later date). Pricing is dependent upon viewing mode.

Faculty Disclosure
Jeffrey Strakowski, MD
Clinical Professor, Dept. of PM&R The Ohio State University
Associate Director of Medical Education
Dept. of PM&R
OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus, Ohio
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Cost: Click the blue button below to visit Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for pricing and purchase information.
Credit offered through Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute.
2621 Superior Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901
Phone: 507.288.0100
Fax: 507.288.1225
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