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Image Interpretation - Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Rheumatology

Image Interpretation - Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Rheumatology

Image Interpretation - Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Rheumatology

Alison Hall
Alison Hall
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 23 Jul 2018
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Last updated: 22 Jan 2019

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This session will cover the ultrasound appearances of the more common inflammatory diseases of the hands and feet. It will include an overview of technique, normal anatomy, common inflammatory pathologies, and common pitfalls. Reporting tips will be offered.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Describe the role of diagnostic ultrasound in inflammatory disease
• Describe the equipment used for high resolution imaging and the equipment settings needed to detect inflammatory disease
• Identify anatomy of the joints most commonly affected by inflammatory arthritis around the hands and feet
• Identify ultrasound appearances of effusion, synovitis, tenosynovitis and erosions
• Review ultrasound images of less common inflammatory diseases
• Describe the limitations and pitfalls of ultrasound imaging in inflammatory disease
• Compare your reporting style with our suggested style
Alison Hall

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Alison Hall
on behalf of Health Education England

Consultant Musculoskeletal Sonographer

Alison is a Diagnostic Radiographer by background who trained in ultrasound in 1996, and specialised in musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound in 2002.

Following a clinical and managerial career in radiology, in 2008 she took up a new post as a Consultant Sonographer/Research Fellow working within Keele University and clinically in local rheumatology departments.

Her role involves developing musculoskeletal ultrasound services in rheumatology, training appropriate healthcare professionals and facilitating research into the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disease.

In addition, she provides clinical MSK ultrasound training for diagnostics and ultrasound-guided injections on an independent basis to several healthcare professionals within radiology, rheumatology, physiotherapy, and sports medicine around the Midlands and North West.

She is a regular national and international speaker on diagnostic ultrasound and guided injections and was part of a collaborative project delivering the first course in Ultrasound Guided Injections for Sonographers in Australia and New Zealand in April 2016.

Alison is chair of the Musculoskeletal Sonographer Special Interest Group and a member of the Professional Standards Group and Council at the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS). Her consultant role has recently been accredited by the Society and College of Radiographers.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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