Level 1 Course-March 31, 2012, Phoenix, AZ -Introduction to Ultrasound in Pain Mgmt- COURSE CLOSED- FULL

Course Date and Time: March 31, 2012 - 8:00am
Phoenix, AZ,  March 31, 2012
8:00am- 4:30pm

This level one introduction course will teach participants the following:

Introduction to Ultrasound-  Ultrasound physics, basic principles (4 variables – gain, frequency, depth, focal zones) Clinical anatomy  (recognizing bone, muscle, bursa, vessels, tendon, nerves) Knobology, Needle positioning (long & short axis)

Basic Ultrasound of Peripheral Nerves  Ultrasound techniques for injection and diagnostics of peripheral nerves 

Basic Ultrasound of Lumbar Spine – epidural and subarachnoid access, caudal injections 

The Economics of Ultrasound - what you can and cannot do with ultrasound in your practice.

Basic MSK techniques – Carpal Tunnel, ACJ and GHJ injections, Hip Joint Injections, Knee Joint Injections, SIJ Injections

Open Forum Scanning – anything you would like to know and anything what was not covered during the course

Future of Ultrasound – Faculty members give closing presentation (no power points needed) on where they see ultrasound going in the future for MSK Ultrasound.  Future indications, use vs. MRI/fluoro, challenges, etc.  



Carefree Resort & Conference Center

Carefree, AZ



Michael Gofeld, M.D., -AAPMU Course Director and Medical Director, University of Washington School of Medicine

Nitin Jain, M.D., - Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Department of Orthopedics, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Harvard Shoulder Service.

Alison Stout, D.O. - Director of Spine and Musculoskeletal Services, Rehabilitation Care Services at Veterans Affairs Puget Sound, University of Washington Department of Rehabilitation