Bulgarian Association for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Bulgarian Society of Rheumatology

 

MUSCULOSKELETAL ULTRASOUND COURSE FOR RHEUMATOLOGISTS

BASIC LEVEL

 

13-15 Jan 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria

  

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

 

Scientifically endorsed by eular

 

                                                           

OBJECTIVES

  • To learn technical characteristics and setting of ultrasound equipments for rheumatology
  • To learn basic normal musculoskeletal ultrasonographic anatomy (MSUS).
  • To learn basic pathological MSUS findings
  • To learn the systematic standardized sonographic scanning method of each anatomical region, according to the EULAR guidlines
  • Applications, indications and limitations of MSUS in rheumatology
  • Image documentation
  • Basics of Colour and Power Doppler application to detect synovial and entheseal inflammation

 

MAIN TOPICS 

  • Ultrasound physics and technology, technical characteristics of ultrasound equipments in rheumatology, applications, indications and limitations of MSUS
  • MSUS  anatomy, artefacts and misinterpretation in MSUS
  • Standardized sonographic scanning method of each anatomical region (shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot) according to the EULAR guidelines
  • Basic pathological sonographic findings ( tendinosis, tenosynovitis, partial and complete tendon tear, entesopathy, bursitis, calficitations, articular cartilage lesions, cortical abnormalities and joint synovitis).
  • Reporting US findings and diagnosis

 

   WORKSHOP (Maximum 6 participants per tutor)

  • Practical handling of the ultrasound system settings
  • Supervised identification of musculoskeletal sonoanatomy
  • Supervised standardized sonographic scanning of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot
  • Supervised hands-on scanning of patients with basic musculoskeletal lesions
  • Supervised assesment of the basic somographic symptoms or inflammation severity in grades

 

The Course will follow the Recommendations for the Content and Conduct of EULAR MSUS courses (Naredo E, et al, Ann Rheum Dis 2008: 67:1017-22), which include Specific theoretical and practical curriculum. 

 

 

                             PROGRAMME

 

Day 1/ 13 January. 2017

 

12:00 – 14:00              Registration

13:30 – 13:45              Welcome and Introduction: A. Iagnocco, A. Batalov

13:45 – 14:15              Entering test of knowledge: Tz Petranova

 

Chairpersons:   P Balint, A. Batalov

14:15 – 14:45              History and basic physics of MSUS. D. Fodor

14:45 – 15:15              Normal tissue and joint anatomy. US and correlative gross anatomy and histologyP. Balint

15:15 – 15:45              Coffee break

 

Chairpersons:  A. Khalil P. Todorov

15:45 – 16:15             Technical characteristics and setting of ultrasound equipment in rheumatology  A. Iagnocco

16:15 – 16:45             Reporting ultrasound findings and diagnosis. R. Nestorova

16:45 – 17:15             Artifacts and misinterpretation in MSUS.  A. Khalil

17:15 – 18:45   Workshop: Supervised practical handling of the ultrasound machine settings. Normal MSUS anatomy.

18:45 – 19:45   Workshop: Supervised reporting of ultrasound findings and diagnosis.

 

20:30               Dinner

 

Day 2/ 14 January 2017

 

Chairpersons:   N. Damjanov, P Todorov

09:00 – 09:30             Sonographic semiology (tendinosis, tenosynovitis, partial and complete tendon tear, entesopathy, bursitis, calficitations, articular  cartilage lesions, cortical abnormalities and joint synovitis) . N. Damjanov

09:30 – 10:00             Enthesitis and enthesopathy. P. Todorov

10:00 – 10:20             Coffee break

10:20 – 10:50             Standardized scanning of the hip: normal and basic pathologic findings. M. Micu

10:50 – 12:00   Workshop: Supervised scanning technique of hip. Normal and basic pathological findings

12:00 – 12:30             Standardized scanning of the knee: normal and basic pathological  findings F. Porta

12:30 – 14:00   Workshop: Supervised scanning technique of knee. Normal and basic pathological findings

14:00 – 15:30             Lunch

 

Chairpersons:  D Fodor, Tz Petranova

15:30 – 16:00             Standardized scanning of the elbow: normal and basic pathological findings Tz. Petranova

16:00 – 16:30             Standardized scanning of the shoulder: normal and basic pathological findings R. Nestorova

16:30 – 19:00  Workshop: Supervised scanning technique of shoulder and elbow. Normal and basic pathological findings

 

20:30               Official Dinner

 

  

Day 3/ 15 January 2017

 

 Chairpersons:            V Vlad, A. Batalov

09:00 – 09:30              Standardized scanning of the wrist and hand: normal and basic pathological findings. V. Vlad

09:30 – 10:00              Standardized scanning of the ankle and foot: normal and basic pathological findings. G. Radunović

10:00 – 10:30              Coffee break

10:30 – 13:00   Workshop: Supervised scanning technique of wrist, hand, ankle and feet. Normal  

                        and basic pathological findings.

 

13:00 – 13:30              Test of knowledge Tz. Petranova

13:30 – 13:45              Closing Remarks A. Iagnocco, A. Batalov

13:45 – 15:00              Certificate issuing and lunch