How to Perform Ultrasound Examinations of Joints in the Upper and Lower Extremities

Learning Objective(s)
After watching this activity, you should be able to:

  • Review the sonographic appearance of tendons, ligaments, and muscle;
  • List structures evaluated with ultrasound of the upper and lower extremities; and
  • Summarize sonographic features of peripheral nerves.

Faculty: Sandra Allison, MD

Available Credit: 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Upon completion of the learning activity, you will have 1 attempt to successfully pass the post-test with a score of at least 80% and claim your certificate.

AIUM Member: $150
Nonmember: $300

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Your fee includes access to the content and the opportunity to submit the CME test. 

As of August 1, 2020, you will have 1 attempt to successfully pass the post-test with a score of at least 80% and claim your certificate.

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Release Date: 07/01/2014
Review Date: 01/15/2021
Expiration Date: 01/15/2024

Renewal Notice: This renewed lecture was previously released under the title, (Practice Guideline for the Performance of a Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Examination: Step-by-step Video Tutorial for Performing Individual Examinations). The content and CME test have not changed. Please do not submit a test for this lecture if you have already received credit for the original product.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AIUM designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation

This activity can be used to meet part of relevant AIUM Training Guidelines and/or maintenance credits for accreditation purposes. Learn more about AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation here.

Additional Credit Information

  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). The ARDMS accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)™.

Documenting CME Credits

All participants who pass the post-test have access to a CME certificate. The AIUM will submit credits to the ARDMS for active AIUM membership accounts with a valid ARDMS ID number. It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure credit accuracy and adherence to any audit requests.

Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, all individuals in control of content must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 12 months. The AIUM implements a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.

Disclosures for this Activity

  • Sandra Allison, no relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Darcy Bellido de Luna, no relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Therese Cooper, no relevant financial relationships to disclose