RAIT 444 Musculoskeletal Ultrasound - Upper Extremity • 3 Cr.


This course provides direct learning of the advanced concepts of sonographic imaging of the upper 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 structure of the upper extremities.
  • Discuss and describe protocols for interrogating the joint pathology.
  • Compare and contrast the utility of MRI, CT and MSK ultrasound imaging.
  • Identify and document MSK pathology on ultrasound images.
  • Analyze MSK of the lower extremity video clips.