Musculoskeletal system, Musculoskeletal joint, Anatomy, Ultrasound, Education, Education and training
A. I. Aguiar1, N. M. F. Campos1, C. T. Rodrigues2, P. Gomes1, P. Donato1; 1Coimbra/PT, 2Chaves/PT
Shoulder ultrasonography represents an efficient diagnostic imaging tool for the assessment of diseases that affect this articulation,
performed in real-time.
A standardized procedure is proposed to ensure a global evaluation of the structures of the shoulder.
Through a systematic approach,
in seven steps,
it ensures coverage of a wide range of pathologies,
leading to a higher diagnostic accuracy.
essential to have a thorough understanding of the normal shoulder anatomy,
its common pathologic conditions and,
not less important,
the radiologist should be familiar with proper US technique.