About this module

In this module, we'll discuss the foundational knowledge necessary to start your ultrasound learning experience. After some general introduction video's we'll look at how to work with the ultrasound device as well as the sonographic appereance of anatomical structures in the foot and ankle.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1 - First introduction

    • First introduction

    • The technology you need

    • When to use it in clinical practice

    • Advantages and disadvantages

    • Diagnostic value

    • Clinical case examples

    • Quiz: Introduction chapter

  • 2

    Chapter 2 - Qualitative scanning

    • Handling the transducer

    • Operator Variables

    • System Variables

    • Transducer variables

    • Transducer movement language

    • Grey values

    • Perpendicular scanning and anisotropy

    • Quiz: Qualitative scanning chapter

  • 3

    Chapter 3 - Anatomical structures of foot and ankle

    • Muscles and tendons

    • Bone, Joints, joint capsule and synovium

    • Ligament and Fascia

    • Skin, subcutaneous tissue and edema

    • Retinaculum, Syndesmosis and periosteum

    • Blood, vessels, nerve and arteries

    • Cartilage and osteofytes

    • Bursae fat and cysts

    • Glass, hair, wood, sea shells and metal

    • Quiz: Anatomical structures chapter