MSK Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

September 19-20, 2020


  • Describe the anatomy of the upper extremity.
  • List the basic components of upper extremity ultrasound examination.
  • Recognize major anatomical structures.
  • Recognize common pathology of the musculoskeletal system as seen at ultrasound.
  • Describe ultrasound-guided interventional techniques.


  • Comprehensive lectures reviewing upper extremity pathology as seen with ultrasound
  • Scanning demonstrations reviewing step-by-step ultrasound protocols
  • Electronic course syllabus available as PDFs
  • All material also available on line until January 1, 2021
  • Live question and answer sessions
  • Subsequent scheduled office hours for personalized education
  • All lectures, demonstrations, and sessions by Jon A. Jacobson, MD


This course will be of interest to physicians, sonography technologists, and medical professionals in the fields related to musculoskeletal system. Those with little musculoskeletal experience, as well as those wanting to refine skills are both welcome.


Interprofessional Continuing Education – Rush Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


To claim Continuing Education Credit, attendees must:

  • Attend the entire session;
  • Evaluate and Generate a certificate according to the instructions.


Unapproved Uses of Drugs/Devices: In accordance with requirements of the FDA, the audience is advised that information presented in this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices.  Please refer to the FDA approved package insert for each drug/device for full prescribing/utilization information.

It is the policy of the Rush University Center for Innovative and Lifelong Learning to ensure that its CE activities are independent, free of commercial bias and beyond the control of persons or organizations with an economic interest in influencing the content of CE.  Everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest (including but not limited to pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic) within the preceding 12 months. 

The course directors, planners and faculty of this activity have the following relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Name Disclosure
Jon Jacobson, MD None

All other individuals in control of content have stated they have no relevant financial disclosures

This activity is funded in part by in-kind unrestricted educational grants from FujiFilm Sonosite.