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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766250/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-the-role-of-imaging-from-a-rheumatologist-s-perspective
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REVIEW
Clara Malattia, Nikolay Tzaribachev, J Merlijn van den Berg, Silvia Magni-Manzoni
Alongside recent advances in treatment strategies for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), paediatric rheumatologists have taken increasing interest in the use of imaging. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and musculoskeletal ultrasound, by providing more detailed information on disease activity than clinical examination and conventional radiography (CR), have become helpful diagnostic and managerial tools. The growing skeleton, however, with changing appearances over time, is still challenging in the establishment of valid scoring systems for pathological changes...
June 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724426/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-chronic-wrist-pain
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David A Rubin, Catherine C Roberts, Jenny T Bencardino, Angela M Bell, R Carter Cassidy, Eric Y Chang, Soterios Gyftopoulos, Darlene F Metter, William B Morrison, Naveen Subhas, Siddharth Tambar, Jeffrey D Towers, Joseph S Yu, Mark J Kransdorf
Radiographs are indicated as the first imaging test in all patients with chronic wrist pain, regardless of the suspected diagnosis. When radiographs are normal or equivocal, advanced imaging with MRI (without or without intravenous contrast or following arthrography), CT (usually without contrast), and ultrasound each has a role in establishing a diagnosis. Furthermore, these examinations may contribute to staging disease, treatment planning, and prognostication, even when radiographs are diagnostic of a specific condition...
May 2018: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509576/supporting-our-team-through-creating-awareness-the-society-of-radiologists-in-ultrasound-sonographer-relations-committee-response-to-the-2016-society-of-diagnostic-medical-sonography-consensus-conference-on-work-related-musculoskeletal-disorders
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Claudia Kasales, Darci Wall, Nora Harer, Sheryl Goss
Musculoskeletal injuries have been and remain a significant issue for sonographers. Despite its importance, the topic of musculoskeletal injury in sonographers has received little attention in the radiology literature. Our goal is to bring this extremely important issue to the forefront, with the hope of initiating conversations and actions leading to improved workplace practices for sonographers.
March 5, 2018: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489411/who-refers-musculoskeletal-extremity-imaging-examinations-to-radiologists
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Paul Harkey, Richard Duszak, Soterios Gyftopoulos, Andrew B Rosenkrantz
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to identify the specialty characteristics of providers referring musculoskeletal (MSK) extremity imaging examinations to radiologists, so as to better understand the drivers of MSK imaging utilization and potentially improve the appropriateness of such imaging examinations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data on provider referral for MSK extremity imaging services were extracted from the 2014 Medicare Referring Provider Utilization for Procedures public use file, which aggregates data on diagnostic procedures according to referring provider identities and service codes...
April 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461266/use-of-pocket-sized-ultrasound-device-in-the-diagnosis-of-shoulder-pathology
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Brian C Lau, Daria Motamedi, Anthony Luke
OBJECTIVE: Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging is increasingly being used for static and dynamic imaging of tendons, muscles, ligaments, and bones. New, hand-held, pocket-sized ultrasounds are more portable and affordable. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of pocket-sized ultrasound to diagnose shoulder pathology. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary Care Hospital. METHODS: Ten consecutive patients (mean age 54; range 42-68 years) referred for a shoulder ultrasound for evaluation of shoulder pain were recruited...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400373/diagnostic-value-of-musculoskeletal-ultrasound-in-patients-with-low-back-pain-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Plamen Todorov Todorov, Rodina Nestorova, Anastas Batalov
Patients with low back pain (LBP) frequently undergo various imaging studies in the pursuit of a more precise diagnosis. Ultrasound (US) has the advantage of being a widely available, multiplanar, fast and radiation-free diagnostic tool. Moreover, compared to most of the other imaging modalities, it is particularly efficient in the visualization and assessment of soft tissues. Consequently, the question about the possible diagnostic application of US in such a common pathology as LBP is very relevant to the clinical practice...
February 4, 2018: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387642/ultrasonographic-assessment-of-the-anterolateral-ligament-of-the-knee-in-healthy-subjects
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Giuseppe Argento, Mario Vetrano, Lara Cristiano, Tania Suarez, Alessandra Bartoloni, Davide Erroi, Andrea Ferretti, Maria Chiara Vulpiani
Objective: The aim of our study was to determine inter-observer agreement in the ultrasonographic identification of the anterolateral ligament (ALL) and in the evaluation of its length and thickness in healthy subjects. Methods: 80 healthy volunteers (160 knees) (42 males and 38 females) were enrolled in the study. All subjects underwent ultrasound (US) examination of both knees, performed by two physicians with over ten years of musculoskeletal US experience. In order to keep the ALL under optimal tension, the knee was flexed at approximately 30-35°, slightly internally rotated and length and thickness of the ligament were measured...
July 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286445/3d-ultrasound-imaging-fast-and-cost-effective-morphometry-of-musculoskeletal-tissue
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Guido Weide, Stephan van der Zwaard, Peter A Huijing, Richard T Jaspers, Jaap Harlaar
The developmental goal of 3D ultrasound imaging (3DUS) is to engineer a modality to perform 3D morphological ultrasound analysis of human muscles. 3DUS images are constructed from calibrated freehand 2D B-mode ultrasound images, which are positioned into a voxel array. Ultrasound (US) imaging allows quantification of muscle size, fascicle length, and angle of pennation. These morphological variables are important determinants of muscle force and length range of force exertion. The presented protocol describes an approach to determine volume and fascicle length of m...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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...
March 2018: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230905/muscle-control-and-non-specific-chronic-low-back-pain
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REVIEW
Marc Russo, Kristiaan Deckers, Sam Eldabe, Kyle Kiesel, Chris Gilligan, John Vieceli, Peter Crosby
OBJECTIVES: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is the most prevalent of the painful musculoskeletal conditions. CLBP is a heterogeneous condition with many causes and diagnoses, but there are few established therapies with strong evidence of effectiveness (or cost effectiveness). CLBP for which it is not possible to identify any specific cause is often referred to as non-specific chronic LBP (NSCLBP). One type of NSCLBP is continuing and recurrent primarily nociceptive CLBP due to vertebral joint overload subsequent to functional instability of the lumbar spine...
January 2018: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225162/can-ultrasound-be-used-to-improve-the-palpation-skills-of-physicians-in-training-a-prospective-study
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Ryan Woods, Steve J Wisniewski, Daniel R Lueders, Thomas P Pittelkow, Dirk R Larson, Jonathan T Finnoff
BACKGROUND: Accurate diagnosis of musculoskeletal disorders relies heavily on the physical examination, including accurate palpation of musculoskeletal structures. The literature suggests that there has been a deterioration of physical examination skills among medical students and residents, in part due to increased reliance on advanced imaging. It has been shown that knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and physical examination skills improve with the use of ultrasound; however, the literature is limited...
December 7, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189342/the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-ultrasound-in-detecting-distal-radius-fractures-in-a-pediatric-population
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Chae Ko, Matthew Baird, Matthew Close, Kyle J Cassas
OBJECTIVE: Sports ultrasound (US) is becoming popular in diagnosing musculoskeletal injuries. This study, also called the Pediatric Distal Radius Ultrasound Study (PeDRUS), compared the diagnostic accuracy of sports US with plain radiographs in possible distal radius buckle fractures in pediatric population. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, patients (2-15 years) presenting to an outpatient orthopedic injury clinic with distal forearm injuries without deformity were recruited...
November 15, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180067/-sports-ultrasound-advantages-indications-and-limitations-in-upper-and-lower-limbs-musculoskeletal-disorders-review-article
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Naveed Baloch, Obada Hussein Hasan, Mir Muzamil Jessar, Soichi Hattori, Shin Yamada
Ultrasonography (US) is a safe and noninvasive imaging modality that is gaining popularity in different medical and surgical fields. Its introduction in musculoskeletal and sports medicine has taken this advanced subspecialty to a higher level. It has the advantage over other imaging techniques with regards to ease of use, availability, comfort and cost. Not to mention, in terms of safety profile, patients are not exposed to radiations, like in x-rays, and it can be performed on patients with metal or pacemaker implants, which are contraindicated in MRI...
November 26, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075524/diagnostic-errors-in-musculoskeletal-ultrasound-imaging-and-how-to-avoid-them
#14
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/29075523/standards-for-musculoskeletal-ultrasound
#15
REVIEW
Zbigniew Czyrny
Ultrasound has become the primary diagnostic tool in traumatic, inflammatory and degenerative soft tissue conditions. It is also used to monitor the condition of joints, ligaments, cartilage and muscles. Its widespread availability as well as cases of unsatisfactory quality of equipment and the lack of appropriate training of ultrasound examiners are reasons why standards need to be set for equipment requirements, the scope of ultrasound assessment and examiner's experience. The paper discusses ultrasound criteria that are common for many specialties as well as detailed criteria for the examined regions and structures along with their description...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075519/evaluation-of-musculoskeletal-symptoms-among-physicians-performing-ultrasound
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Paweł Wareluk, Wiesław Jakubowski
AIM OF THE STUDY: Owing to its wide availability, relatively low cost and lack of negative effect on the patient, ultrasound has become the most commonly and readily used imaging modality. However, scanning for increasingly long periods of time on a given day and in a given week tends to negatively affect sonographers' health, primarily resulting with the overuse of the musculoskeletal system, as multiple muscles and joints are engaged during scanning. This research has been aimed at evaluating the prevalence and type of musculoskeletal symptoms among diagnostic medical sonographers, as well as identifying their professional profile...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051166/epidemiology-of-imaging-detected-tendon-abnormalities-in-athletes-participating-in-the-rio-de-janeiro-2016-summer-olympics
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Mohamed Jarraya, Michel D Crema, Lars Engebretsen, Oleg M Teytelboym, Daichi Hayashi, Frank W Roemer, Abdalla Y Skaf, Ali Guermazi
BACKGROUND: Tendon abnormalities are prevalent among both elite and non-elite athletes. Cross-sectional imaging modalities are used to confirm and evaluate the severity of such lesions. AIM: To describe the demographics, prevalence, anatomical location and characteristics of tendon abnormalities in athletes who participated in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympic Games. METHODS: We recorded all sports injuries reported by the National Olympic Committee (NOC) medical teams and the Organizing Committee medical staff during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics...
April 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932957/fluoroscopy-vs-ultrasound-guided-aspiration-techniques-in-the-management-of-periprosthetic-joint-infection-which-is-the-best
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Filippo Randelli, Marco Brioschi, Pietro Randelli, Federico Ambrogi, Silvana Sdao, Alberto Aliprandi
BACKGROUND: Fluid samples obtained from an affected joint still play a central role in the diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). It is the only preoperative test able to discover the causative microbiological agent. In the hip, fluid aspiration can be performed through fluoroscopy, ultrasound, or, less commonly, computed tomography. However, there is still a lack of consensus on which method is preferable in terms of efficacy and costbenefit. PURPOSES: We, therefore, asked whether (1) the benefits in terms of sensitivity and specificity and (2) the costs were comparable between fluoroscopy- and ultrasound-guided joint aspirations in a suspicious of hip PJI...
January 2018: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914990/simulating-the-multi-disciplinary-care-team-approach-enhancing-student-understanding-of-anatomy-through-an-ultrasound-anchored-interprofessional-session
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Marianne T Luetmer, Beth A Cloud, James W Youdas, Wojciech Pawlina, Nirusha Lachman
Quality of healthcare delivery is dependent on collaboration between professional disciplines. Integrating opportunities for interprofessional learning in health science education programs prepares future clinicians to function as effective members of a multi-disciplinary care team. This study aimed to create a modified team-based learning (TBL) environment utilizing ultrasound technology during an interprofessional learning activity to enhance musculoskeletal anatomy knowledge of first year medical (MD) and physical therapy (PT) students...
January 2018: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885963/three-year-analysis-of-value-and-utilization-after-development-of-an-ultrasound-based-orthopedic-injection-clinic
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Chase Dukes, Thomas Melton, Eric Turner, Andrew Jackson, Jason Grassbaugh, John Slevin, Edward D Arrington, Josef K Eichinger
INTRODUCTION: Sonography is an effective method of diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions, and the use of ultrasound has been shown to improve the accuracy, safety, and efficacy of both therapeutic and diagnostic injections. In 2012, we established an injection clinic at our institution to address our growing need for diagnostic and therapeutic injections. METHODS: We performed an analysis of value and utilization following the development of an orthopedic injection clinic...
September 2017: Military Medicine
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