Recommended Musculoskeletal and Sports Ultrasound Terminology: Summary of New Consensus Statement

Learning Objective(s)

Read the MSK Terminology statement published in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.

The consensus statement, endorsed by eight medical societies, provides a reference to help you improve clarity and consistency in communication when conveying information between colleagues, patients, and third-party payers.

After watching this activity, jointly provided with the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM), you should be able to:

  • Define musculoskeletal (MSK) and sports ultrasound;
  • Discuss recommended descriptors of transducer manipulation; and
  • Understand which terms are recommended for describing common MSK pathology and interventional procedures.

Faculty: AIUM President Levon Nazarian, MD, and Mederic Hall, MD

Available Credit: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/1 ARRT Category A 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.<

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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: 6/15/2022
Expiration Date: 6/15/2025

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM). The AIUM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AIUM designates this internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 1 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.

ARRT Category A Credit 

The AIUM is a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The AIUM is the owner and sponsor of this activity. This activity is approved by the AIUM for ARRT Category A credit. This CE activity may be available in multiple formats or from different CE sponsors. ARRT does not allow CE activities (e.g., Internet courses, home study programs, directed readings, live lectures) to be repeated for CE credit in the same CE biennium.

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 Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all individuals in control of content must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 24 months. The AIUM implements a mechanism to identify and mitigate all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.

Disclosures for this Activity

  • Mederic Hall, Tenex Health - Consultant; Sonex Health - Ownership Interest (Stock
    shares (private)); UpToDate, Inc - Royalties and Patent Beneficiary
  • Ashley McDermott, no relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Levon Nazarian, no relevant financial relationships to disclose