Preconference: RMSK Exam Review

Tuesday, June 10th

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11:00AM - 12:00PM Registration    
12:00PM - 12:10PM

Introduction

  • Why take the RMSK Test
  • RMSK Certification versus Practice Accreditation
  • Eligibility for RMSK Examination
  • Examination Format
  • Study Materials
Jonathan Finnoff, DO
  1. Discuss the importance of RMSK certification
  2. Describe the similarities and differences of RMSK certification and AIUM practice accreditation
  3. Outline the eligibility requirements for taking the RMSK examination
  4. Describe the examination format
12:10PM - 12:30PM

Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation

  • Ultrasound Physics
  • Instrumentation
  • Image optimization through transducer manipulation and knobology
Jonathan Finnoff, DO
  1. Discuss basic ultrasound physics
  2. Outline the functions of various ultrasound functions including depth, focal zones, gain, time-gain compensation, power-doppler, color Doppler, spectral Doppler
  3. Describe image optimization using transducer manipulation and adjusting depth, focal zone, gain, and time-gain compensation
12:30PM- 12:50PM

Normal, Abnormal, and Artifact

  • Normal sonographic appearance of skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscle, tendon, bone, ligament
  • Sonographic appearance of pathology of skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscle, tendon, bone, ligament
  • Sonographic artifacts such as anisotropy, refraction, posterior acoustic shadowing, posterior acoustic enhancement, and reverberation
Mederic Hall, MD
  1. Describe the normal sonographic appearance of skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscle, tendon, bone, ligament
  2. Recognize the sonographic appearance of pathology of skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscle, tendon, bone, ligament
  3. Discuss sonographic artifacts such as anisotropy, refraction, posterior acoustic shadowing, posterior acoustic enhancement, and reverberation
12:50PM - 1:10PM

Summary of AIUM Guidelines

  • AIUM Practice Guidelines for the Documentation of an Ultrasound Examination
  • AIUM Practice Guidelines for the Performance of a Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Examination
  • AIUM Training Guidelines for the Performance of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Examinations
Jonathan Finnoff, DO
  1. Discuss the AIUM practice guidelines for the documentation of an ultrasound examination
  2. Describe the AIUM practice guidelines for the performance of a musculoskeletal ultrasound examination
  3. Discuss the AIUM training guidelines for the performance of musculoskeletal ultrasound examination
1:10PM - 1:20PM Question & Answer Jonathan Finnoff, DO

Mederic Hall, MD
 
1:40PM - 2:10PM

Sonographic Examination of the Shoulder

  • Shoulder anatomy
  • Normal sonographic appearance of structures scanned during a comprehensive shoulder examination as defined by the AIUM
  • Sonographic appearance of pathology in structures scanned during a comprehensive shoulder examination as defined by the AIUM
Mederic Hall, MD
  1. Discuss normal shoulder anatomy
  2. Identify the normal sonographic appearance of structures scanned during a comprehensive shoulder examination as defined by the AIUM
  3. Recognize the Sonographic appearance of pathology in structures scanned during a comprehensive shoulder examination as defined by the AIUM
2:10PM - 2:40PM

Sonographic Examination of the Elbow

  • Elbow anatomy
  • Normal sonographic appearance of structures scanned during a comprehensive elbow examination as defined by the AIUM
  • Sonographic appearance of pathology in structures scanned during a comprehensive elbow examination as defined by the AIUM
Jonathan Finnoff, DO
  1. Discuss normal elbow anatomy
  2. Identify the normal sonographic appearance of structures scanned during a comprehensive elbow examination as defined by the AIUM
  3. Recognize the Sonographic appearance of pathology in structures scanned during a comprehensive elbow examination as defined by the AIUM
2:40PM - 3:10PM

Sonographic Examination of the Wrist & Hand

  • Wrist and Hand anatomy
  • Normal sonographic appearance of structures scanned during a comprehensive wrist and hand examination as defined by the AIUM
  • Sonographic appearance of pathology in structures scanned during a comprehensive wrist and hand examination as defined by the AIUM
Mederic Hall, MD
  1. Discuss normal wrist and hand anatomy
  2. Identify the normal sonographic appearance of structures scanned during a comprehensive wrist and hand examination as defined by the AIUM
  3. Recognize the Sonographic appearance of pathology in structures scanned during a comprehensive wrist and hand examination as defined by the AIUM
3:10PM - 3:20PM Question & Answer Jonathan Finnoff, DO

Mederic Hall, MD
 
3:30PM - 4:00PM

Sonographic Examination of the Hip

  • Hip anatomy
  • Normal sonographic appearance of structures scanned during a comprehensive hip examination as defined by the AIUM
  • Sonographic appearance of pathology in structures scanned during a comprehensive hip examination as defined by the AIUM
Jonathan Finnoff, DO
  1. Discuss normal hip anatomy
  2. Identify the normal sonographic appearance of structures scanned during a comprehensive hip examination as defined by the AIUM
  3. Recognize the Sonographic appearance of pathology in structures scanned during a comprehensive hip examination as defined by the AIUM
4:00PM - 4:30PM

Sonographic Examination of the Knee

  • Knee anatomy
  • Normal sonographic appearance of structures scanned during a comprehensive knee examination as defined by the AIUM
  • Sonographic appearance of pathology in structures scanned during a comprehensive knee examination as defined by the AIUM
Mederic Hall, MD
  1. Discuss normal knee anatomy
  2. Identify the normal sonographic appearance of structures scanned during a comprehensive knee examination as defined by the AIUM
  3. Recognize the Sonographic appearance of pathology in structures scanned during a comprehensive knee examination as defined by the AIUM
4:30PM - 5:00PM

Sonographic Examination of the Ankle & Foot

  • Ankle and foot anatomy
  • Normal sonographic appearance of structures scanned during a comprehensive ankle and foot examination as defined by the AIUM
  • Sonographic appearance of pathology in structures scanned during a comprehensive ankle and foot examination as defined by the AIUM
Jonathan Finnoff, DO
  1. Discuss normal ankle and foot anatomy
  2. Identify the normal sonographic appearance of structures scanned during a comprehensive ankle and foot examination as defined by the AIUM
  3. Recognize the Sonographic appearance of pathology in structures scanned during a comprehensive ankle and foot examination as defined by the AIUM
5:00PM - 5:10PM Question & Answer Jonathan Finnoff, DO

Mederic Hall, MD