Hands on Diagnostic & Interventional MSK Ultrasound

Course Description

This course comprehensively reviews the application of musculoskeletal ultrasound for performing diagnostic studies and guiding interventional procedures in the upper and lower limbs. Expert faculty demonstrate the common pathologies and relevant ultrasound-guided procedures for patients presenting with regional complaints in the shoulder, elbow, hand-wrist, hip, knee, and ankle-foot. Core lectures are supplemented by faculty-supervised hands-on experience, both scanning live models and performing ultrasound-guided procedures on unembalmed cadavers. Attendees will have the opportunity to scan with the expert and ask questions, while scanning.

Target Audience

This course is designed to meet the needs of learners who already have experience in musculoskeletal ultrasound, but would like to bring their diagnostic and interventional skills to a higher level. The course material is appropriate for physicians, chiropractors, podiatrists, sonographers, and other health care professionals who evaluate and treat patients with regional musculoskeletal disorders.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the sonographic appearance of commonly encountered pathologies in the upper and lower limbs as well as the important role of ultrasound-guided procedures in the treatment of these pathologies.
  2. Outline the steps necessary for successful completion of ultrasound-guided interventional musculoskeletal procedures.
  3. Discuss the indications and techniques for basic ultrasound-guided procedures, such as aspirations and injections, as well as more advanced procedures, such as percutaneous needle tenotomy, needle release of the carpal tunnel, and platelet-rich plasma injections.

Course Chairs

Joshua Hackel, MD,  FAAFP, CAQSM, RMSK

Andrews Orthopedic & Sports Medicine

Gulf Breeze, Florida

Levon Nazarian, MD, FAIUM, FACR

Professor of Radiology and Vice-Chairman of Education Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Patricia Delzell, MD

Victor Flores, MD

Douglas Hoffman, MD

Brett Kindle, MD, CAQSM, RMSK

Kenneth Mautner, MD

Robert Monaco, MD, MPH, RMSK

Humberto Rosas, MD

Gregory Saboeiro, MD

Christopher J. Visco, MD, FAAPMR, RMSK


Hands-on Proctors

Tariq Awan, DO

John Dlugosz, BS, RDMS, RMSK

Umer Khan, MD

Sean Martin, MD

Hands-on Diagnostic and Interventional MSK Ultrasound

Andrews Research & Education Foundation
1020 Gulf Breeze Pkwy.
Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561

May 17-20, 2018




Margaritaville Beach Hotel

165 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 USA

Phone: 850-916-9755

Group ID number: 241140 

Room rate: $279 single/double plus applicable taxes.

The AIUM will provide transportation from the Margaritaville Beach Hotel only to the event facility and back once per day. There is free parking at the facility and the hotels for those driving.


Holiday Inn Express

333 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 USA

Phone:  850-932-3536

Group Code: “IUM”

Room rate: $279 single/double plus applicable taxes.

To receive the listed discounted room rates, reservations must be made no later than April 2, 2018, based on availability.

Accreditation Statement

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) for physicians.

Designation Statement

The AIUM designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity


The information presented in this activity represents the opinion of the faculty and is not necessarily the official position of the AIUM.

Documenting CME Credits

The AIUM provides CME certificates to those who have participated in an AIUM educational activity. The AIUM does not submit credits to regulating bodies or certifying organizations on behalf of the participant. It is the participant’s responsibility to submit proof of credits on his or her own behalf.

Disclosures for this Activity

All faculty members for this CME activity are required to complete a Disclosure of Financial Relationship. Disclosures will be listed under the speaker’s name as they are received. Disclosure forms will be available for review upon request.

Credits for Sonographers and Radiologic Technologist Participants

Sonographers participating in AIUM educational activities may earn credits toward maintaining their professional certification from the following organizations:

American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS): The ARDMS accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT): The AIUM is a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) for the ARRT. This educational activity is approved by the AIUM for 21.5  ARRT Category A Credits.