This 2 day introductory seminar is for Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Osteopaths, Nurses and other Allied Health Professionals with an interest in utilising ultrasound imaging in their clinical practice. The format features didactic lectures, interactive scanning demonstrations and hands-on scanning tuition.
This course is ideally tailored to new graduates, those with no or limited exposure to rehabilitative and diagnostic ultrasound with a desire to learn, and those currently using ultrasound whom wish to reinforce and expand their knowledge base.
Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
Imaging of soft tissue pathology
- Identify tears of major muscles, ligaments and tendons (e.g. Achilles, Supraspinatus, etc )
- Identifying grades of muscles tears
- Identify tendinopathy of major tendons (eg. Patellar tendon)
- Identifying grades of tendinopathy (ie reactive vs dysrepair vs degenerative tendinopathy).
- Identify soft tissue collections (including haematomas abscesses and ganglia)
- Identify joint effusions and synovial thickening
- Identify bursitis
- Principles of foreign body localization
- Complications of normal healing process including fibrosis, calcification, infection and non-healing
On completion of the seminar, registrants should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant anatomy
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively perform basic soft tissue imaging
- Identify relevant muscles and tendons and ligaments
- Demonstrate muscle contraction and relaxation
- Identify and assess soft tissue injuries including haematomas, muscle injuries, major ligament injuries and major tendon tears
- Identify ultrasound evidence suggesting fracture of small bones
- Identify foreign bodies
- Identify arthropathy, tendinopathy, enthesopathy tenosynovitis and bursitis
- Understand the limitations of ultrasound in diagnosis soft tissue injuries
- Understand the complications in the normal healing process including fibrosis, calcification, infection and non-healing
- Write a structured report or complete proforma report for soft tissue assessment
- Have the clinical knowledge and ultrasound skill to be able to make appropriate management decisions according to the clinical situation
- Understand the requirement for comprehensive scan and expert input in certain settings
This course is CAHPU accredited for:-
Basic Soft Tissue Ultrasound
Basic Soft Tissue Ultrasound for Physiotherapists
Registrants requiring CAHPU accreditation should contact ASUM www.asum.com.au
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When & Where
616/1c Burdett St
AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL OF MEDICAL IMAGING
The ASMI campus is located on the 6th Floor of the Avanti Commercial suite
building at 1 C Burdett St , Hornsby. The Avanti buildings are very close to the Hornsby Railway station and almost adjacent to the intersection of Burdett and
George streets Hornsby.
Accessing the ASMI office
The main entrance when walking to the campus is from Burdett Street.
• At the main entry there
is a security pad on the
left hand side of the
• Enter 616 and press the
‘bell’ icon (this will ring
at the ASMI office and seminar room
allowing the doors to be
opened and allow lift
Use the lift on the right hand side and proceed to level 6.
Follow the corridor to the back. The ASMI 616 Suite is located on your right.