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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246525/comparative-trends-in-utilization-of-mri-and-ultrasound-to-evaluate-nonspine-joint-disease-2003-to-2015
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Riti M Kanesa-Thasan, Levon N Nazarian, Laurence Parker, Vijay M Rao, David C Levin
PURPOSE: MRI and ultrasound (US) are effective diagnostic tools to evaluate extremities. In this study, we analyze utilization trends in musculoskeletal (MSK) US and MRI from 2003 to 2015 within the Medicare population. METHODS: Our data sources were the Medicare Part B Physician/Supplier Procedure Summary Master Files for 2003 to 2015. They cover all Medicare fee-for-service enrollees (37.5 million in 2015). Current Procedural Terminology codes for nonvascular, nonspine joint MRI and extremity US were selected and volumes within these codes were determined...
December 13, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075524/diagnostic-errors-in-musculoskeletal-ultrasound-imaging-and-how-to-avoid-them
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REVIEW
Małgorzata Serafin-Król, Artur Maliborski
The article reviews the major challenges related to the principles of the correct technique of musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK US). All the crucial aspects of correct MSK soft tissue diagnosis have been discussed, including equipment settings, use of recent image software innovations and ultrasound standoff pads, and correct transducer positioning. The importance of the fundamental principles of MSK US, facilitating good quality image and limiting the occurrence of artifacts, has been highlighted. The most common artifacts of the musculoskeletal system have been described, including those that diagnostically helpful, such as the presence of echo enhancement deep to a fluid-filled structure, or an acoustic shadow behind a calcification...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983679/safety-of-omitting-routine-bleeding-tests-prior-to-image-guided-musculoskeletal-core-needle-biopsy
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Yuri Shif, Justin W Kung, Colm J McMahon, Jennifer Ni Mhuircheartaigh, Yu Ching Lin, Megan E Anderson, Jim S Wu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety of withholding preprocedure international normalized ratio (INR) and platelet testing in patients undergoing musculoskeletal (MSK) core needle biopsy (CNB). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Initially, a retrospective review of 1,162 consecutive patients undergoing MSK CNB with preprocedural INR and platelet testing was performed. Clinical (age, gender, bleeding disorder, liver disease, anticoagulation use, INR > 2, platelet count <50,000/ul) and biopsy factors (imaging modality, lesion type, biopsy needle gauge, number biopsy samples) were tested for association with bleeding complications...
October 6, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755330/a-critical-appraisal-of-the-quality-of-adult-musculoskeletal-ultrasound-guidelines-using-the-agree-ii-tool-an-euroaim-initiative
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Carmelo Messina, Bianca Bignotti, Alberto Tagliafico, Davide Orlandi, Angelo Corazza, Francesco Sardanelli, Luca Maria Sconfienza
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to evaluate the quality of published guidelines on musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK-US) for adults. METHODS: Between June and July 2016, we conducted an online search for MSK-US guidelines, which were evaluated by four independent readers blinded to each other using the AGREE II tool. A fifth independent reviewer calculated scores per each domain and agreement between reviewers' scores using the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC). RESULTS: Five guidelines were included in this appraisal...
October 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623421/comparison-of-dual-energy-ct-ultrasound-and-surface-measurement-for-assessing-tophus-dissolution-during-rapid-urate-debulking
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Dodji V Modjinou, Svetlana Krasnokutsky, Soterios Gyftopoulos, Virginia C Pike, Elaine Karis, Robert T Keenan, Kristen Lee, Daria B Crittenden, Jonathan Samuels, Michael H Pillinger
Tophaceous gout is painful and impairs quality of life. The optimal modality for assessing tophus resolution in response to urate-lowering treatment remains poorly defined. Using pegloticase as a model system for resolving tophi, we compared multiple imaging and physical diagnostic strategies for assessing tophus resolution. A 32-year-old subject with chronic refractory tophaceous gout was enrolled and received 6 months of pegloticase treatment. Measurements of tophi using vernier calipers (monthly), photographs and musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK-US; every 3 months), and dual-energy CT (DECT) were compared...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317249/getting-back-to-the-dissecting-room-an-evaluation-of-an-innovative-course-in-musculoskeletal-anatomy-for-uk-based-rheumatology-training
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Tim Blake, Debbi Marais, Andrew B Hassell, Kay Stevenson, Zoe Paskins
BACKGROUND: The rheumatologist relies heavily on clinical skills to diagnose diverse conditions, something that is correlated with one's knowledge of clinical anatomy. More recently, rheumatology has offered further career flexibility with opportunities to develop skills such as joint injection and musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound, both of which require a sound understanding of anatomy. Currently, there are no formal strategies to support competency-based anatomy learning in rheumatology in the UK...
March 20, 2017: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228698/current-and-prospective-use-of-musculoskeletal-diagnostic-ultrasound-imaging-at-chiropractic-teaching-institutions-a-worldwide-survey-of-diagnostic-imaging-staff
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Rogan E A Henderson, Bruce F Walker, Kenneth J Young
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to survey the use of musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound imaging (MSK-DUSI) at chiropractic educational programs worldwide and to elicit opinions of academic diagnostic imaging staff of its prospective use at their teaching institutions. METHODS: An electronic questionnaire was delivered in 2014 using SurveyMonkey and notifications were disseminated by e-mail to 127 diagnostic imaging staff at chiropractic programs worldwide...
March 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070269/musculoskeletal-diagnostic-ultrasound-imaging-for-thickness-measurement-of-four-principal-muscles-of-the-cervical-spine-a-reliability-and-agreement-study
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Cecilie Krage Øverås, Birgitte Lawaetz Myhrvold, Gro Røsok, Eli Magnesen
BACKGROUND: The reliability of musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound imaging (MSK-DUSI) for the evaluation of neck musculature has been sparsely documented in the research literature. Until now, research has featured a limited number of subjects and only few studies have tested for both inter- and intra-reliability using appropriate methodology. METHODS: Four examiners conducted an inter- and intra-rater reliability and agreement study. Fifty females with and without neck pain (NP) between the ages of 20-70 were recruited from October 2014 to April 2015...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26830280/ultrasound-examination-of-pediatric-musculoskeletal-diseases-and-neonatal-spine
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REVIEW
Alka Sudhir Karnik, Alpana Karnik, Alpana Joshi
Ultrasound (US) is a simple, non-invasive imaging modality which allows high-resolution imaging of the musculoskeletal (MSK) system. Its increasing popularity in pediatrics is due to the fact that it does not involve radiation, has an ability to visualize non-ossified cartilaginous and vascular structures, allows dynamic imaging and quick contralateral comparison. US is the primary imaging modality in some pediatric MSK conditions like infant hip in developmental dysplasia (DDH), hip joint effusion, epiphyseal trauma and evaluation of the neonatal spine...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26690019/resident-accuracy-of-electromyography-needle-electrode-placement-using-ultrasound-verification
#10
Kristopher Karvelas, Craig Ziegler, Monica E Rho
BACKGROUND: Electromyography (EMG) and musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound (US) are core learning objectives during physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) training. However, there have been no prior studies using MSK US to assess the acquisition of EMG procedural skills during residency training. This study aims to demonstrate the differences in skillful needle placement between junior and senior physiatry residents. The integration of both EMG and MSK US may have tremendous potential for additional learning opportunities related to electrodiagnostic education...
August 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26641833/feasibility-and-implementation-of-musculoskeletal-ultrasound-training-in-occupational-medicine-residency-education
#11
Yusef Sayeed, Antonella Marrocco, Keziah Sully, Charles Werntz, Anna Allen, Joseph Minardi
OBJECTIVE: This article aims to present the musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound (US) course, the objective measures of occupational medicine (OM) resident skill, and subjective opinions of OM residents regarding the MSK US course and MSK US in general. Also, to provide other OM residency programs information to help them develop this skill for their programs. METHODS: Didactic sessions based on American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) guidelines were taught in modular format with subsequent practice-based workshops...
December 2015: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26614546/proceedings-from-the-8th-annual-international-society-for-musculoskeletal-imaging-in-rheumatology-isemir-conference
#12
Orrin M Troum, Olga L Pimienta, Ewa Olech, Mikkel Østergaard, Ralf Thiele, Judy L Seraphine, George A W Bruyn, Charles Peterfy
The International Society for Musculoskeletal Imaging in Rheumatology (ISEMIR) was founded in 2005 with the goal of discussing matters related to imaging in rheumatology, particularly, validation, education, and use in both clinical practice and research. The field of musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging is continuously evolving; therefore, education for healthcare providers in this field is of paramount importance. ISEMIR's international faculty and world-renowned experts presented the newest information as it relates to the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound (US) at the 8th annual ISEMIR meeting that took place on April 17-18 in Santa Monica, California...
June 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26607640/mri-guided-focused-ultrasound-surgery-in-musculoskeletal-diseases-the-hot-topics
#13
REVIEW
Alberto Bazzocchi, Alessandro Napoli, Beatrice Sacconi, Giuseppe Battista, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Carlo Catalano, Ugo Albisinni
MRI-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) is a minimally invasive treatment guided by the most sophisticated imaging tool available in today's clinical practice. Both the imaging and therapeutic sides of the equipment are based on non-ionizing energy. This technique is a very promising option as potential treatment for several pathologies, including musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders. Apart from clinical applications, MRgFUS technology is the result of long, heavy and cumulative efforts exploring the effects of ultrasound on biological tissues and function, the generation of focused ultrasound and treatment monitoring by MRI...
2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26543553/the-accuracy-of-diagnostic-ultrasound-imaging-for-musculoskeletal-soft-tissue-pathology-of-the-extremities-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature
#14
REVIEW
Rogan E A Henderson, Bruce F Walker, Kenneth J Young
Musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound imaging (MSK-DUSI) has been growing outside the traditional radiology speciality. Increased use of this technology has been reported in several healthcare settings, however an apparent gap in the knowledge of the accuracy of this diagnostic technology indicated a review was warranted. We undertook a structured review of the literature to assess the accuracy of MSK-DUSI for the diagnosis of musculoskeletal soft tissue pathology of the extremities. An electronic search of the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database (1972 to mid-2014) was conducted...
2015: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26543512/the-role-of-ultrasound-imaging-of-callus-formation-in-the-treatment-of-long-bone-fractures-in-children
#15
Magdalena Wawrzyk, Jan Sokal, Ewa Andrzejewska, Przemysław Przewratil
BACKGROUND: In the process of diagnosis and treatment of fractures, an X-ray study is typically performed. In modern medicine very important is the development of new diagnostic methods without adverse effects on the body. One of such techniques is ultrasound imaging. It has a high value in imaging most areas of the body, including the musculoskeletal system. Reports on the use of ultrasound in the evaluation of the callus are rare and this could be a method equivalent to or even better than standard radiographs...
2015: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26317896/interventional-msk-procedures-the-hip
#16
REVIEW
Emilie Dodré, Guillaume Lefebvre, Eric Cockenpot, Patrick Chastanet, Anne Cotten
Percutaneous musculoskeletal procedures are widely accepted as low invasive, highly effective, efficient and safe methods in a vast amount of hip pathologies either in diagnostic or in therapeutic management. Hip intra-articular injections are used for the symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis. Peritendinous or intrabursal corticosteroid injections can be used for the symptomatic treatment of greater trochanteric pain syndrome and anterior iliopsoas impingement. In past decades, the role of interventional radiology has rapidly increased in metastatic disease, thanks to the development of many ablative techniques...
2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26258970/-the-imaging-of-musculoskeletal-manifestations-and-complications-in-diabetes-mellitus
#17
Jindra Brtková
The musculoskeletal system is one of the major regions, where changes caused by diabetes mellitus (DM) are often encountered causing severe impairment of the quality of patients´ lives. These changes have therefore become an important focus of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, with imaging methods - both plain radiography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to a lesser extent ultrasound (US), being their cornerstones. In the article the images of musculoskeletal (MSK) manifestations of diabetes mellitus are presented, structured into changes directly caused by DM, metabolic consequences of DM, syndromes with increased coincidence with DM and septic complications...
June 2015: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26163811/the-clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-ureteroscopic-laser-papillotomy-to-treat-intraductal-papillary-calculi-associated-with-medullary-sponge-kidney
#18
Gang Xu, Jiaming Wen, Bohan Wang, Zhongyi Li, Chuanjun Du
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety, efficacy, and durability of ureteroscopic laser papillotomy for the treatment of radiographically visible intraductal papillary calculi and/or free collecting system calculi associated with medullary sponge kidney (MSK). METHODS: The medical records of 25 MSK patients who underwent ureteroscopic laser papillotomy were reviewed at our institution from 2010 to 2013. The follow-up was made in our outpatient department. Pain was assessed using a standard verbal analog pain scale...
September 2015: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26093660/evaluation-of-mri-us-fusion-technology-in-sports-related-musculoskeletal-injuries
#19
Manuel Wong-On, Lluís Til-Pérez, Ramón Balius
INTRODUCTION: A combination of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with real-time high-resolution ultrasound (US) known as fusion imaging may improve visualization of musculoskeletal (MSK) sports medicine injuries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the applicability of MRI-US fusion technology in MSK sports medicine. METHODS: This study was conducted by the medical services of the FC Barcelona. The participants included volunteers and referred athletes with symptomatic and asymptomatic MSK injuries...
June 2015: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25908178/proceedings-from-the-7th-annual-international-society-for-musculoskeletal-imaging-in-rheumatology-isemir-conference
#20
REVIEW
Orrin M Troum, Olga L Pimienta, Wolfgang A Schmidt, Mikkel Ostergaard, Maria Antonietta D'Agostino, Norman Gaylis, William Arnold, Ami Ben-Artzi, Veena Ranganath, Judy L Seraphine, Charles Peterfy
The International Society for Musculoskeletal Imaging in Rheumatology (ISEMIR) was founded in 2005 with the goal of discussing matters related to imaging in rheumatology, particularly, validation, education, and use in clinical practice and research. Because the field of musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging is rapidly evolving, continuous education in the field is imperative. ISEMIR's international faculty and world-renowned experts presented the newest information as it relates to the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound (US) at the 7th annual ISEMIR meeting which took place on April 12-14, 2014 in Santa Monica, California...
August 2015: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
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