Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Des Moines, IA US
July 13, 2015 to July 14, 2015

Target Audience

DMU faculty and clinicians.


Monday, July 13, 2015

TimeTopic and Speaker
7:30 amWelcome/Introductions
7:45 amUltrasound Evaluation of the Shoulder
Craig Chappell, DO
8:45 amBreak
9 amHands-On: Shoulder (OMM Lab)
10:45 amUltrasound Evaluation of the Elbow
Jeff Strakowski, MD
11:45 amLunch
12:30 pmUltrasound Evaluation of the Hand/Wrist
Jeff Strakowski, MD
1:15 pmHands-On (OMM Lab)
5:15 pmAdjourn

Tuesday, July 14

TimeTopic and Speaker
7:30 amUltrasound Evaluation of the Knee
Craig Chappell, DO
8:30 amBreak
8:45 amUltrasound Evaluation of the Foot/Ankle
Jeff Strakowski, MD
9:45 amHands-On: Knee and Ankle (OMM Lab)
12:45 pmLunch: Informal Discussion on Integration into Curriculum Tips
1:30 pmHands-On: Joint of Choice (OMM Lab)
3:30 pmAdjourn

Note: Imaging Fundamentals, Ultrasound-Guided Injection Techniques, and spine ultrasound lectures to be provided as a required pre-course online lecture.


  • Increase knowledge to perform and/or interpret MSK examinations.
  • List ultrasound physics principles and demonstrate appropriate system optimization for MSK ultrasound examinations.
  • Perform techniques and protocols for evaluation of the shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, knee, ankle/foot and spine ultrasound examinations.
  • Identify normal anatomy during musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging.
  • List the capabilities and limitations of musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging.
  • Identify sonographic appearance of commonly seen pathology of the upper and lower extremity.
  • Demonstrate techniques for performing ultrasound-guided injections using inanimate phantoms.

While offering CME credits this activity is not intended to provide extensive training or certification for performing or interpreting musculoskeletal examinations. We recommend working under supervised conditions until an accepted level of proficiency has been achieved.

Needs Statement

The planning committee has determined a need for the following educational activity based on request from the medical community, expanded utilization of ultrasound, and lab accreditation requirements.

Disclosure of Relevant Relationships With Commercial Companies/Organizations

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. endorses the standards and essentials of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for activities and the speakers at these activities disclose significant relationships with commercial companies. Speakers having relevant relationships include receiving from a commercial company research grants, consultancies, honoraria and travel, or having a self-managed equity interest in a company.

  • Craig Chappell, DO, Functional Health and Medicine, Ocala, Florida - No Relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Jeffrey Strakowski, MD, Physical Medicine Associates, Inc., Columbus, OH - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Randy Moore, DC, RMSK, RDMS (online course only), MSK Ultrasound Consultant, Director MSK Masters Inc., Sunman, IN - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Shane Shapiro, MD (online course only), Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Instructor- Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Jacksonville, FL - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Theresa Jorgensen, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Online course only), Ultrasound Consultant, Phoenix, Arizona - No relevant financial relationships to disclose

In addition to the faculty the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program.

  • James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner and QI Task Force), Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute - No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS (Member of Advisory Board and QI Task Force), Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator –planner and reviewer, QI Task Force), Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, Program Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc., St. Pete Beach, FL - No relevant financial relationships to disclose


All content for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by member(s) of the GUI staff to determine content validity and ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to final course material compilation and printing. No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

Continuing Education Credit

  • MD: The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16.0 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • AOA: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association and approves this live activity for 15.0 Category 1-A CME credit(s).
  • DPM (Tuesday only): Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 7.0 continuing education contact hours.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 16.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 7.00 CPME
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/13/2015 - 7:30am CDT
Event ends: 
07/14/2015 - 3:30pm CDT
Des Moines University
SEC Auditorium and OMM Lab
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 15.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 16.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 7.00 CPME


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