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142752 - Ultrasound in Soft Tissue

  • : Online

Soft tissue ultrasound can be challenging and requires consistent practice and anatomical correlation. Soft tissue complaints are one of the most common presentations not only in an emergency setting but also in general practise. This one day course is designed for all medical professionals with an interest in starting their journey in ultrasound techniques. The topics provide an overview of soft tissue ultrasound and musculoskeletal pattern recognition, including common pathologies, artefacts and the avoidance of common inaccuracies encountered in practice. Practical tuition is in small group sessions using high resolution equipment and volunteer models with experienced tutors, emphasis is given to scanning protocols and “tips & hints” for obtaining high quality images. Ideally attendees will already feel comfortable with machine optimization and basic probe manipulation.

Relevance to General Practice

General practitioners play an essential role regarding primary diagnosis and management plan. A good example is that the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has recently requested the department of Health and Aging for a detail review regarding of funding arrangements for diagnosis imaging services. Additionally, general practitioners performing real-time point of care ultrasound study has been supported by numerous trials when equipment, documentation and appropriate training are available. The Curriculum for Australian General Practice, which defines the learning pathways in general practice, outlines that appropriate procedures should be undertaken, documented and aftercare with informed consent to maintain quality care, under the core Domain 2 - Applied professional Knowledge and skilled.

Learning outcomes
  • Identify the parameters of safe application of ultrasound in medical diagnosis.
  • Identify the physical principles, artefacts and the steps for image optimisation while performing ultrasound.
  • Recognise the sonographic appearances of normal and abnormal structures required to answer common clinical questions.
  • Practice "hands on" ultrasound scanning skills required to maximise diagnostic ability in answering relevant clinical questions.
  • Perform soft tissue scanning technique
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    142752 - Ultrasound in Soft Tissue
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    6 hours
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    6 hours
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