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Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Springfield, Missouri, $2,175. SOLD OUT. Please read our waiting list policy and contact us to be added to our waiting list. A deposit is required.


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CRI is pleased to announce that we have scheduled our next Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound course for October 2023 at our Springfield, Missouri headquarters.

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Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
October 24-25, 2023
8 a.m.-5 p.m. CST
CRI Headquarters, Springfield, Missouri


SOLD OUT. Please read our waiting list policy and contact us to be added to our waiting list. A deposit is required.

Faculty: Georgette Goorchenko, DVM, MS, DACVR; Juliette Hart, DVM, MS, CCRT, CVA, DACVSMR

Prerequisites: These courses are open to veterinarians only.

Course Descriptions: Introduction to Ultrasound Techniques: Basic skills in ultrasonographic assessment will be covered in a pre-course video which will be sent 2 weeks prior to course start date.

Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: This 2-day course will focus on how ultrasound can be used to make musculoskeletal diagnoses more precisely, accurately and efficiently as well as how findings can be applied clinically. This will enable a more targeted treatment approach to patients suffering from soft tissue injuries such as Achilles tendinopathy, Flexor Carpi Ulnaris injury, and Shoulder tendinopathy. The course will include live dog labs, lectures, and hands-on experience with ultrasound.

The Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound course is RACE approved by the AAVSB for 15 credit hours.

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Course Fee: $2,175

Course Location: Canine Rehabilitation Institute Headquarters, Springfield, Missouri

Topics Covered:

Introduction to Ultrasound Techniques – this portion of the course will be presented via recorded lectures and will be sent prior to the start of class
  • Ultrasound principles including physics, echogenicity, artifacts, image formation
  • Basic image optimization tools
  • Adjusting ultrasound images
  • Using appropriate probe orientation and scanning techniques
  • Localizing and optimizing shapes in phantom
Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Basics of ultrasound
  • Thoracic limb injuries
  • Ultrasound evaluation of the shoulder
  • Pelvic limb injuries
  • Ultrasound evaluation of the common calcaneal tendon
  • Ultrasound evaluation of the flexor carpi ulnaris
  • Ultrasound-guided treatment
  • MSK U/S documentation

Lodging: For hotel accommodations, please visit the Springfield, Missouri Travel page.