Frequently Asked Questions
What does the MSK Online Curriculum include?
Core Lecture Series with Handouts of supporting information
Scanning Demonstrations (video)
Scanning Templates for each body part
MSK Registry Review
500+ slides to supplement study for Certification exam
Is the textbook included with the online course?
Where can I find an example of the curriculum?
Does MSK Masters offer hands-on training?
Does MSK Masters provide scanning services?
How do I know that I am scanning correctly?
Know the standardized acoustic landmarks
Understand normal sonoanatomy
You do not hunt pathology
How can I get my lab assignments completed?
I am a practicing physician and understand how to inject joints, what portion of the curriculum do I need?
Your injection is no better than your image. Targeting specific sites is predicated by accurate imaging. It is not advisable to pursue just injection technique. The full benefit and spectrum of MSKUS is compromised. Please consider completion of our online curriculum.
Does the course cover PRP, fat transfer, and bone marrow aspiration?
Dr. Moore focuses first on teaching the fundamentals of ultrasound diagnosis and proper and precise placement of the needle for various pathologies in the musculoskeletal system of the body. Once you can recognize normal sonoanatomy, then you can see the pathology. Then, you learn the protocols and techniques for guided injections.
Does the online course cover ultrasound diagnosis and ultrasound guidance for nerves, muscle tissues, and vessels?
What are the pre-requisites for national certification?
The certification exam is examination given by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), and the Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement (APCA. This certification is not required to perform MSK ultrasound or procedures. It is highly recommended, however.
The prerequisites are 150 clinical examinations to be on file and available for audit if asked.
You can see certification information at http://www.ardms.org/get-certified/RMSKS/Pages/Musculoskeletal-Sonographer-MSKS.aspx
If you are a physician, then the certification is at https://apca.org/
How long are the hands-on training sessions?
Typically, Dr. Moore schedules two days for an on-site training but is happy to schedule longer training sessions if desired. This may be necessary if a facility is initially learning diagnostic imaging and wishes to quickly move into doing guided procedures.
How many patients need to be scheduled for a hands-on training session?
This is dependent on the nature of the event/training. If the facility is doing diagnostic imaging specifically it is recommended one patient per hour. If the facility is doing diagnostic imaging and standard (steroid injection) procedures one patient per hour is also recommended. If the facility is doing regenerative medicine procedures these are more complex and require more time. Typically 2 to 2.5 hours per patient is recommended.
How many people are allowed to attend the hands-on training session?
Dr. Moore can train up to six students when he is the only instructor. This allows for the appropriate student to instructor ratio. The facility may need to provide at least one additional ultrasound system. If the facility has more than six students/participants additional instructors and fees will apply. Please inquire at [email protected] How many hours is he going to be available for teaching? Typically it is an eight hour day.
How long do I have access to the online course?
MSK Masters clients who have a license to the curriculum have access to it indefinitely. The license covers per individual or per facility (up to six people per facility).