15th Annual Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Scientific Day

Friday, May 10, 2013

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General Information Instructional Team
Registration Agenda
Ultrasound Workshop


UT Southwestern Medical Center
T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building
6001 Forest Park Road
Dallas, TX 75390

Provided by
UT Southwestern Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Office of Continuing Medical Education

Target Audience

Physiatrists, Neurologists, Family Practice Physicians, Internists, Exercise Physiologists, Occupational Therapists, Kinesiotherapists, Physical Therapists, and healthcare professionals interested in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Purpose and Content

This program is designed to highlight scientific advances in the field of ultrasound imaging technology as a diagnostic modality of choice, to assist with interventional procedures, and to provide dynamic imaging for a growing number of clinical indications in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This program also will showcase the research performed by residents and fellows in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to link the educational objectives to Core Competencies (Medical Knowledge and Patient Care) and be able to:

  • Discuss basic ultrasound physics
  • Define “knobology” and describe the basic functions of the ultrasound machine and describe the basic functions of the ultrasound machine
  • Demonstrate how to optimize an ultrasound image
  • Describe the indications and contra-indications of musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Identify the typical sonographic appearance of muscle, tendon, ligament, nerve, cartilage, bone, bursae, and cyst pathology
  • Distinguish the reason for and appearance of common sonographic artifacts
  • Arrange the indications for ultrasonographically guided procedures
  • Evaluate the risks associated with ultrasonographically guided procedures
  • Apply the two commonly used orientations of the transducer relative to the needle for ultrasonographically guided procedures