Ultrasound: Core and Emerging Techniques and Concepts

Online Course Package with Book

Covering both conventional and advanced diagnostic techniques, this course updates the latest clinical information on body and vascular imaging, provides a multidisciplinary approach to obstetrics and gynecology, reviews current musculoskeletal concepts—including upper and lower extremities—while pointing out pitfalls in neck, chest, abdomen, and spine diseases and disorders in pediatric ultrasound.

ARRS Member price: $745
ARRS In-Training Member price: $375
Nonmember price: $995

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Earn credit at your own pace through May 31, 2024 and continue to access your videos until June 1, 2031. See below for detailed information and learning outcomes.

This course package offers 29.5 CME following completion of an online test.

Video content for this Online Course will be available to view until June 1, 2031, which is ten years following the issuance date of this course. ARRS reserves the right to remove video content before the end of the ten year period. Video content that contradicts current science or misleads the viewer based on changes to accepted clinical practice may be removed on a case-by-case basis.

Learning Outcomes and Modules  

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Develop differential diagnoses for ultrasound findings
  • Recognize the imaging and clinical features that allow for refinement of differential diagnosis, allowing for a more specific diagnosis
  • Recognize some commonly encountered imaging artifacts in ultrasound and describe why they occur and the techniques to avoid them
  • Recognize new ultrasound technologies and describe their use in clinical scenarios
  • Outline management decisions affecting a variety of commonly encountered clinical scenarios
  • Describe strategies that assist in improving diagnosis in adult and pediatric radiology

Module 1—Head and Neck; Chest and Breast

  • Role of Ultrasound in Cancer Predisposition Syndromes—Nancy A. Chauvin, MD
  • Neck Masses and Inflammation in Children and Young Adults—Korgun Koral, MD, MBA
  • Pediatric Chest Ultrasound: Updated Principles and Applications—Brian D. Coley, MD
  • Ultrasound of the Pediatric Breast—Ellen M. Chung, MD

Module 2—Abdominal Emergencies; Vascular Anomalies

  • Sonography of Acute Appendicitis and Its Mimics in Children—Marilyn J. Siegel, MD
  • Emergent Ultrasound of the Female Pelvis—Helen H.R. Kim, MD
  • Acute Scrotal Swelling and Pain in Pediatric Patients—Grace Sian Phillips, MD
  • Soft-Tissue Vascular Anomalies—Kathryn S. Milks, MD

Module 3—Spine; Advanced US Techniques and Pitfalls

  • Ultrasound of the Neonatal Spine—Geetika Khanna, MD
  • Ultrasound Elastography: Techniques, Applications, and Challenges—Jonathan R. Dillman, MD
  • Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound for the Pediatric Population—Misun Hwang, MD
  • Potential Misses and Pitfalls in Pediatric Ultrasound—Thomas R. Goodman, MD

Module 4—Obstetrics and Gynecology: US and Beyond

  • Multimodality Overview of Endometriosis—Maitraya K. Patel, MD
  • Fibroid Imaging and Treatment Considerations—Simin Bahrami, MD
  • Multimodality and Multidisciplinary Approach to Imaging of Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorder—Liina Poder, MD
  • Pitfalls of Obstetric Imaging—Priyanka Jha, MBBS

Module 5—Vascular US: Beginner to Advanced

  • Vascular Ultrasound: Overview, Optimization and Artifacts—Ghaneh Fananapazir, MD
  • Lower Extremity Deep Venous Disease: Current Recommendations—Laurence Needleman, MD
  • Ultrasound Assessment of Vascular and Nonvascular Gastrointestinal Abnormalities—Margarita V. Revzin, MD
  • Carotid Doppler Ultrasound: From Basic Concepts to Advanced Imaging Interpretation—Leslie M. Scoutt, MD

Module 6—New Concepts in US Techniques and Procedures

  • Going Small, Thinking Big: The Potential of Microvascular Ultrasound Imaging—Theodore J. Dubinsky, MD
  • Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in Daily Practice: Practical Applications and Tips for Success—David T. Fetzer, MD
  • New Ultrasound Techniques for Chronic Liver Disease—Richard G. Barr, MD, PhD

Module 7—Ultrasound: Body Updates

  • Ultrasound of Testicular and Extratesticular Scrotal Lesions—Wui K. Chong, MB,BS FRCR
  • Screening and Surveillance Ultrasound LI-RADS for Hepatocellular Carcinoma—Aya Kamaya, MD
  • Updates in Adnexal Cyst Recommendations—Carol B. Benson, MD
  • ACR TI-RADS: Tips and Challenges in Thyroid Nodule Characterization—Jill E. Langer, MD

Module 8—Current Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: What Do I Need to Know?

  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: New Techniques and Clinical Usefulness—Theodore T. Miller, MD
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Lumps and Bumps: The New Paradigm—Jon A. Jacobson, MD
  • Nerve Injuries: Acute and Chronic Findings—Ogonna K. Nwawka, MD
  • Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Intervention: A Guide For the Radiologist—Andrew B. Ross, MD

Module 9—Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Upper Extremity

  • Shoulder Ultrasound: Current Concepts in Rotator Cuff Anatomy and Diagnostic Approach—Nathalie J. Bureau, MD, MSc, FRCPC
  • Ultrasound Diagnosis of Common Elbow Abnormalities: What the Surgeon Wants to Know—Cristy N. French, MD
  • It’s All in the Wrist: Ultrasound of Common and Uncommon Pathologic Conditions—Brady K. Huang, MD
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound of the Fingers: Scanning Technique, Normal Anatomy, and Pathologic Findings—Nicholas Cole Nacey, MD

Module 10—Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Lower Extremity

  • Pelvis and Hip Ultrasound: Approach to Common Diagnoses and Intervention—Colin D. Strickland, MD
  • Knee Ultrasound: Common Imaging and Intervention—Erin Alaia, MD
  • Ankle Ultrasound: A Review of Tendons, Ligaments, and Scanning Technique—Benjamin D. Levine, MD
  • Foot: Pitfalls and Pearls in Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound—Stacy E. Smith, MD

ARRS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education activities for physicians.

The ARRS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 29.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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