Musculoskeletal ultrasound in Rheumatology – Basic Course

Musculoskeletal ultrasound in Rheumatology – Basic Course

Musculoskeletal ultrasound in rheumatology is a rapidly evolving imaging tool which has registered an increasing and widespread use over the last decades. Currently it is utilized for assessing different rheumatic pathologies and evaluating various abnormalities both in degenerative and inflammatory diseases. Due to its limited cost, wide equipment availability and feasibility it is used as a bedside procedure in the clinical rheumatology practice. Nonetheless the presence of a number of experts in the field, there are still many rheumatologists who are willing to learn the use and applications of musculoskeletal ultrasound in rheumatology with an increasing demand of attending ultrasound courses. The SIR Course in musculoskeletal ultrasound in rheumatology, which has the EULAR Scientific Endorsement, is an educational initiative which has the aim of assisting rheumatologists to learn ultrasound. The faculty of the Course in musculoskeletal ultrasound in rheumatology is represented by Italian experts in the field and by international speakers who are faculty members of the EULAR Sonography Courses.