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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Community

The Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Community consists of professionals involved in the sonographic imaging of the musculoskeletal system.

The current community officers are Chair  Joseph Craig MB ChB; Vice Chair Humberto Rosas, MD; and Secretary NirvikarDahiya, MD, FAIUM. They can be reached via e-mail at

Members: 200
Latest Activity: on Friday

Latest News


CMS Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule Change: Ultrasound Implications

The Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking comments on a proposed rule change to revise payment policies under the Medicare physician fee schedule. This proposal affects ultrasound examinations of the extremity (Current Procedural Terminology codes 76881 and 76882). Comments must be received no later than 5:00 pm on September 11, 2017.

Discussion Forum

Aetna Has Cut Reimbursement for US Guided Injections 1 Reply

Started by robert g schwartz. Last reply by Arthur Mandelin, MD/PhD, RMSK on Friday.

New Canadian RMSK Sport Doc 3 Replies

Started by Andrea Jones. Last reply by Paxton Holt Daniel Jan 18.

Samsung HS60

Started by CHRISTOPHER PARRISH, DO Nov 15, 2017.

Getting a new MSK US machine Philips vs. GE vs. Siemens 2 Replies

Started by CHRISTOPHER PARRISH, DO. Last reply by CHRISTOPHER PARRISH, DO Oct 31, 2017.

Best MSKUS courses? 20 Replies

Started by Jay Rosenfeld. Last reply by Keith Hansen DC, RMSK Apr 21, 2016.


Started by George Elias Nov 16, 2015.

Study for Physician ARDMS for RMSK certification 6 Replies

Started by Stephanie Yellin. Last reply by Svetlana Kokorina Oct 13, 2015.

RMSK 5 Replies

Started by Paxton Holt Daniel. Last reply by Paxton Holt Daniel Jun 3, 2015.

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Comment by AIUM on April 18, 2017 at 1:21pm

Hands-on Diagnostic and Interventional MSK Ultrasound

The Hands-on Diagnostic and Interventional MSK Ultrasound course will be held at the Andrews Research and Education Foundation in Pensacola, Florida, on June 8–11, 2017, and led by cochairs J. Antonio Bouffard, MD, Joshua Hackel, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM, RMSK, and Levon Nazarian, MD, FAIUM, FACR. This course will comprehensively review the application of musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound for performing diagnostic studies and guiding interventional procedures in the upper and lower limbs. Expert faculty will demonstrate the common pathologies and relevant ultrasound-guided procedures for patients presenting with regional complaints in the shoulder, elbow, hand-wrist, hip, knee, and ankle-foot. Core lectures will be supplemented by faculty-supervised hands-on experience, including both scanning live models and performing ultrasound-guided procedures on unembalmed cadavers. New this year, attendees will have the opportunity to scan with the expert and ask questions, while scanning. Register today, as time is running out to get it at the early bird rate!!

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation Statement

The AIUM designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Comment by Stuart Wildman on March 14, 2016 at 5:15am

Hi all, I am an MSK Sonographer from the UK. I have recently developed an iPhone app to act as a global forum for MSKUS, and has the ability for users to download logbooks of their scans etc for audit and training.  The app is called SonoMentor and I am trying to spread the word about it. It is available on the apple app store currently here Grateful for any help!! 

Comment by AIUM on February 3, 2016 at 3:48pm

The Committee and Community meeting schedule has now been posted for the 2016 AIUM Annual Convention.

Check it out here.

Comment by Stuart Wildman on November 17, 2013 at 3:02am

Hi all, picked up a greater tuberosity fracture in clinic not long ago..referred on for plain x-ray and Ortho to confirm...have posted as a case study here..

Comment by Balfour, George W. on July 19, 2012 at 12:17am

Fractures are usually studied with standard ap and lateral x ray views.  We orthopedic surgeons will often add oblique or special views because of anatomy or to better view implant position.

However certain fractures can only be seen on one view, and ct scans are required to see  more detail.  For some fractures a ct scan is hard to justify because the additional expense does not much improve care.  I have seen avulsion fractures of the wrist, that we usually can only see on lateral. Until ultrasound we could never prove just were it occurred on the ap view. We did not do ct scans because conservative usually worked and the scan cost to much. However I can see these fractures with ultrasound ap scans. Now for a minimal expense We can tragulate the fracture location.  I found one fracture of Lister's tubercle on Ultrasound. I could find no prior referrence to this injury. Since it resolved spontaneously and could not be well seen on x ray I suspect no one every spent money on ct to make this diagnosis.  The Ultrasound provided information inexpensively but did not really change treatment or result. It was still fun to identify however.

George Balfour


Comment by DR mohamed abdelmohsen bedewi on July 18, 2012 at 5:08pm
Even if we see the fracture line by ultrasound still plain films the gold standard , however to pick a fracture by sonography is a good pickup
Comment by Robin Hurni on February 2, 2012 at 10:19pm

Has anyone demonstrated any bone fractures?  I clearly demonstrated a fracture with fluid of the 5th toe proximal head of the tarsal by longitudinal scanning.  The patient was a 23 yr old female.

Comment by AIUM on September 15, 2011 at 2:41pm

Soliciting Grant Proposals for 2012 


The AIUM's Endowment for Education and Research (EER) is accepting grant proposals through November 1, 2011.


Ultrasound researchers may apply for grants of up to $10,000 in teaching, clinical research, or basic science.


A list of all previously awarded grants, detailed criteria, and an application form are available on the AIUM website.

Comment by Susan Raatz Stephenson on May 15, 2011 at 12:09pm
The Donald Milburn Service Award has been established to honor those who have contributed to education in the sonography profession and have provided a valuable service to that community by designing enduring, innovative teaching methods, creative teaching technologies, or other outstanding contributions to sonography education. Individuals and teaching institutions will be considered for this award.

The nomination deadline is August 1st so go to to nominate an educator.
Comment by John F. Nitsche, M.D. on July 25, 2010 at 7:12pm
Look forward to membership in MSKUS group

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