Education

[Webinar] MSK Ultrasound in Physiotherapy – Bone Integrity

By Greg Fritz, PT, DPT, RMSK In my last webinar, I covered the basic concepts of using ultrasound in the fields of orthopedics and physical therapy, as well as how to identify the location of injuries in support structures (e.g., ligaments, tendons). I also tackled the imaging signs you should be looking for on ultrasound…

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[WEBINAR] Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging – The Differential Diagnosis of Ultrasound Findings

By Greg Fritz, PT, DPT, RMSK The fields of orthopedic surgery and physical therapy are extremely vast and constantly changing. Every year, new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches are adopted and discussed in clinical studies and scientific papers. However, ultrasound remains one of the most effective ways to diagnose and evaluate the different musculoskeletal structures during…

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What Lies Beneath: Ultrasound Imaging Brings Anatomy to Life for Physical Therapy Students

Many professional associations are taking conferences virtual this year and are incorporating new technologies to increase interactivity with the materials being present. For example, Dr. Ruth Maher, Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic medicine is presenting a paper at the American Association of Clinical Anatomists Conference being held…

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[VIDEO] Chris Myers Reviews Clarius HD

When Chris Myers, a highly respected MSK ultrasound educator decided to review the new Clarius L15 HD Scanner, our team was looking forward to his feedback. That’s because Chris is known for his brutally honest reviews and Clarius V1 had not fared well.  Fortunately, Chris published a balanced and thorough review of the Clarius Scanner.  If you’re considering…

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COVID-19 and Point-of-Care Echocardiography

By Daniel J. Kim, MD FRCPC As the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved, it is clear that cardiovascular complications are common, including pathology like myocarditis, acute coronary syndrome (ACS), heart failure, cardiogenic shock, and venous thromboembolism (VTE).1 Echocardiography is an important tool in the assessment and monitoring of these complications. In fact, the American Society of…

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Ultrasound and Bladder Cancer

While cystoscopy is considered the gold standard for bladder cancer diagnosis, it is an expensive and invasive procedure.  As the incidence of bladder cancer rises, urologists are using transabdominal ultrasound for initial screening and to visualize the location and size of bladder carcinomas. A 2017 study of patients with indications for cystoscopy found that ultrasound…

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[VIDEO] POCUS in a Pandemic, a presentation on the use of lung ultrasound

“It’s hard to believe that COVID-19 was only confirmed as a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11th. Since then, lung ultrasound has come into prominence not just in the medical world but also in the mainstream world and the mainstream press,” Dan Kim, MD FRCPC Dr. Dan Kim is an emergency physician…

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[VIDEO] Brush up on How to Perform an eFAST Exam

With COVID-19 overburdening healthcare systems around the globe, we’re hearing from clinicians in all practices about the benefits of using handheld ultrasound at the point of care. Last week, we recorded new videos with Dr. Daniel Kim, MD FRCPC, which you may find useful to triage or monitor patients. While Dr. Kim was using a…

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[VIDEO] How to Scan the Lungs with Ultrasound

Our team worked with Dr. Dan Kim, a Vancouver emergency medicine physician, to record a quick lung exam tutorial using Clarius ultrasound.  Dr. Kim scanned a healthy model during the video. Please refer to the exam shown below from our cases page to see a clip of a lung with pneumonia captured with a Clarius…

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Clinical Utility and Technique for Lung Ultrasound in COVID-19 Cases

Daniel J. Kim, MD FRCPC Dr. Kim is an emergency physician in Vancouver. To help Clarius users understand how they can use ultrasound in the screening and monitoring of COVID-19, we asked Dr. Kim to put together an article summarizing current best practices. Clarius will share updates on ultrasound use for COVID-19 as more information…

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