Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Assessment Of The Shoulder

Nov 16, 2019 08:30AM to Nov 16, 2019 04:30PM
McMaster Innovation Park 175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1

The Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences (OAMRS) presents this MSK Ultrasound program as part of a larger series for Sonographers of all levels of experience. Diagnostic Ultrasound has become one of the most rapidly developing fields in musculoskeletal imaging. Dramatic advances in technology have broadened its applications and established ultrasound as an important tool in the assessment of musculoskeletal injuries.

While the uses of MSK ultrasound are expanding, shoulder pain continues to be one of the most common non traumatic orthopedic presentations referred to diagnostic sonography. This workshop will provide practicing sonographers with current information important to the sonographic assessment of the shoulder. Using an interactive case study format, it will look at indications, technique, image critique, pathologies and treatment. The emphasis in this program will be on best practices, overcoming pitfalls, and standardizing the shoulder ultrasound protocol in our professional community.




8:00  Registration


Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

• Orientation to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

• Indications for Imaging the Rotor Cuff

• New Techniques in MSK Ultrasound


9:30  Break

Anatomy and Normal Sonographic Appearances

• Terminology and Body Mechanics

• Patient Positioning

• Anatomy of the Shoulder


11:00  Demonstration of the Routine Shoulder Examination
12:00  Lunch
1:00 Pathologies of the Shoulder
• Acute and Chronic Disease Processes
3:00 Break
3:15 Case Study Rounds
4:00 Bridging the Gap Between Diagnosis and Treatment

4:30 Adjourn




Sarah Allred is a musculoskeletal sonographer at the Hamilton General Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. She graduated from the McMaster University & Mohawk College Medical Radiation Sciences program in 2012. Sarah has been performing specialized MSK ultrasound for over 7 years and has been utilized as an ultrasound instructor at multiple courses hosted by world-renowned radiologist Dr. Jon Jacobson. She is currently working on the development of the MSK Ultrasound Enhanced Practice Certificate with the OAMRS. From participating in hands-on demonstrations and workshops, or teaching at international conferences, to locally instructing McMaster students, fellows, and residents from multiple specialties, Sarah has a passion for both continually learning and growing the field of ultrasound.


  Early Bird Until October 20, 2019 After October 20, 2019
Member $124.00 $175.00 
Non- Member $159.00 $225.00
Printed Materials $15  $15




Participants will receive a certificate of completion from the OAMRS indicating approved education hours. Credits can be used to satisfy continuing professional development requirements.

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