"I have the GE Logiq e and think it works well (though deep structures like the hip can be an issue with heavy patients). The small footprint linear probe is great for fingers/toes. It has good power and color doppler and needle enhancing…"
"Where has everyone been getting the scanning time? I am a sonograher looking for somewhere to obtain my 150 exams. Did MSK in the past but not in the last three years as I am a full time graduate student right now.
"I took and passed this exam last September. I am a rheumatologist with 7 years of US experience. If you have been doing msk ultrasound for a while and you have made an effort to re-learn the anatomy you once knew as a medical student, or…"
"Compound imaging should be routinely used in MSK applications. It provides a smoother yet better contrasted image, reduces anisotropy, and decreases artifacts. Using compound imaging will decrease the frame rate but this is usually not a problem…"
"Good question. Typically the ARDMS provides sub-specialty ultrasound credentialing for technologists and not doctors. I have not seen the specifics of their accreditation and I believe they are yet to be released. If they offer their credentialing…"
"ARDMS is the standard ultrasound technologist credentialing entity. They are legitimate and I believe it may be useful to have technologists and physicians certified by them in MSK as a demonstration of baseline proficiency.
Holt Daniel M.D."
"I can give you a personal view on this though, as a radiologist, someone with a technical perspective might be useful.
As you said, dynamic range is the scale of gray. Changing it effects image contrast. The lower the dynamic range the…"