Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Growth Noteworthy

The popularity of musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK-US) has taken off in recent years with the addition of portable ultrasound technology and greater imaging resolution.  This area of growth has not been fueled by radiologists, instead many physicians in sports medicine, general practice and rheumatology are driving this phenomenon.  I work in the health care educational field, and I have noticed out courses in MSK are very popular.  Our next general course in MSK-US is Feb 26-27 here in Houston.   Please visit www.aheconline.com for more information.  I think MSK-US is a wonderful tool for examining all sorts of aches and pains, and I predict it will continue to grow as more health care providers discover the benefits.  Here is part of an article I found at Auntminnie that explains this topic further.  Cheers!

December 2, 2010 -- CHICAGO - Musculoskeletal ultrasound usage nearly quadrupled between 2000 and 2008, driven primarily by increased utilization by nonradiologists, according to a study presented Thursday at the 2010 RSNA meeting in Chicago.
http://www.auntminnie.com/index.aspx?sec=sup&sub=ult&pag=dis&itemId=93452

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