RAIT 434 Musculoskeletal Ultrasound - Lower Extremity • 3 Cr.


This course provides direct learning of the advanced concepts of sonographic imaging of the lower extremities. Scanning protocols will be included, as well as specific techniques including augmentation of the joints and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound. This course is intended to meet the degree requirements of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Technology concentrations of the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program. Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program or permission of the Program Chair.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe and explain physiology as appropriate to the musculoskeletal of the lower extremities Interrogate, identify and document MSK pathology on ultrasound images
  • Discuss and describe protocols for interrogating the joint pathology
  • Compare and contrast the utility of MRI, CT and MSK ultrasound imaging
  • Differentiate musculoskeletal pathology including strains, sprains, tears, inflammation, entrapments, cysts and masses
  • Analyze MSK of the lower extremity video clips