15th London Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Skills Course

An intensive and practical course organised by Infomed Research & Training, on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 April 2016, at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4BH


Approved by RCR for 12 Category CPD credits and 1 Credit Point (Category 2) towards the ESSR Diploma

Course fee

NHS:£495 (inc. VAT) for both days
Private sector: £600 (inc. VAT) for both days

Course Director

Dr David Elias, Consultant Radiologist, King’s College Hospital, London

Full course programme

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Course Objectives

  • The Course is essentially an introduction to US imaging and techniques for assessing musculoskeletal injuries:
  • Gain an understanding of the physics, technology, instrumentation and techniques in MSK US
  • Learn to recognise normal MSK anatomy under US
  • Learn to identify sonographic image appearance commonly associated with key MSK pathologies
  • Observe and practise ultrasound examination of each joint in different planes, covering shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, hip, knee, and ankle and foot
  • A first step towards further MSK US training

Target Audience

The course is designed for clinicians new to MSK US, including:

  • Radiologists
  • Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Rheumatologists
  • Sports Medicine Physicians
  • Emergency Medicine Physicians

About the Course

  • Knowledge and practical skills will be gained by a mixture of lectures, demos and skills stations
  • Interactive, focused lectures, featuring real-life screenshots (dual screen setup) and video clips, covering anatomy and pathologies on shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, hip, knee, and ankle and foot
  • Immediate post-lecture Practical Sessions with live demos with models and patients (the latter subject to condition availability) and hands-on ultrasound work at Skills Stations under the supervision of experts in MSK imaging
  • Opportunities to practise on a variety of widely used US scanning machines
  • Web access in advance to copies of the lecture slides and other relevant information
  • No knowledge of ultrasound knobology or techniques is assumed
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