The use of ultrasound scanning in the practice of Sport and Exercise Medicine.
"I wouldn’t be without an ultrasound system in my clinic now, it’s like an extra hand in my examinations.” (Dr Jane Dunbar)
Advances in technology have significantly improved the ability of ultrasound (US) to depict both normal anatomy and pathology in musculoskeletal (MSK) tissues.
Reduction in cost and the improved portability of machines has increased the access to ultrasound for non-radiologists and it has therefore been increasingly utilised as an extension of the clinical examination by those practicing Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM).
SEM physicians are not Radiologists, but with appropriate training in MSK US, can enhance the care pathway provided to patients by increasing diagnostic accuracy, guiding interventions and reducing patient episodes.
View our Ultrasound Guidelines for Sport and Exercise Medicine practitioners here
View The SEM Sonographer - Proposed Standard of FSEM (UK) - Appendix 1 here