Ready to level up your diagnostic and interventional ultrasound imaging skills of the spine? Join the hands-on course taught by Dr. Ezequiel Mailand, where you will learn (sono)anatomy, scanning techniques, and injections for the whole spine. Become a more effective professional and gain a new diagnostic and interventional tool for your clinical practice.


  • How to scan the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacroiliac spine in a standardized way.
  • Understand the 3-dimensional functional sonoanatomy of the spine.
  • Pathology recognition in MSK ultrasound of the spine.
  • Needle visualization techniques.
  • Interventional injection procedures.
  • The complexities of injection therapy in clinical practice including potential pitfalls


photo Ezequiel Mailand
photo Gonzalo Yamauchi

Start date(s)

  • 29 August '24 €2,100.00 SOLD OUT
    • 29 - 30 August '24 9:00 - 17:00  
  • 10 February '25 €2,100.00 REGISTER NOW
    • 10 - 11 February '25 9:00 - 17:00  


Amsterdam Skills Centre
Tafelbergweg 47
1105 BD Amsterdam

Why should you follow this hands-on course?
Ultrasound-guided injections and interventions of the spine offer a safe and effective way to treat spinal conditions such as degenerative disc disease, facet joint syndrome, and spinal stenosis. Unlike fluoroscopy, ultrasound doesn't expose patients to ionizing radiation, making it a safer option. Additionally, ultrasound-guided injections have been shown to increase the accuracy of needle placement, resulting in better patient outcomes and reduced complications. Learning advanced MSK ultrasound knowledge and skills can enhance a professional's ability to diagnose and treat spinal conditions, improving patient care and satisfaction, and ultimately benefiting their business and job satisfaction.

What exactly is the included eLearning?
This online SonoSkills course is taught by true interventional ultrasound expert and SonoSkills trainers Dr. Ezequiel Mailand (sports medicine), Dr. Lorenzo Masci (sports medicine) and Suresh Sudula (extended scope physiotherapy). The general concept of ultrasound guided injections is being explained and being applied to the spine. The anatomy, sonoanatomy, technical scanning, and sonopathology of the whole spine is being discussed intensely. Furthermore, information about the most common spinal injections is being given. This ±11-hour, on-demand available, eLearning content is included in the registration and participants will have access for 6 months starting on the first course day.

What is the hands-on course about?
This comprehensive 2-day course is 100% hands-on and under the close supervision of experts Dr. Ezequiel Mailand and Dr. Gonzalo Yamauchi. You will practice and learn a variety of injection techniques of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacroiliac spine. You will inject soft embalmed bodies which gives you a unique real experience. There will be a maximum of three participants per ultrasound machine and a high tutor to participant ratio, enabling maximal learning and uptake of important injection skills.

Who can participate in the course?
Any professionals who are able to legally inject MSK conditions under their countries, state and/or national law such as: radiologists, GPs, sport medicine doctors, rheumatologists, orthopaedic surgeons, pain consultants, PMR doctors and any other allied health professionals.

Having followed a foundational MSK ultrasound course is a hard prerequisite. It is necessary that you completed a foundational MSK ultrasound course prior to attending this course to maximize the learning of important concepts. If you can't meet the prerequisite we can help you with getting trained hands-on, on a foundational level. We recommend following the SonoSkills foundational MSK ultrasound boot camp of all extremity joints.
Adding to the previously mentioned hard prerequisite we recommend you to also having ultrasound guided injections experience within the extremity joints. We have noticed that having experience in ultrasound guided injections helps when entering this course. If you wish to learn ultrasound guided injections of the extremity joints before participating in the “diagnostic and interventional ultrasound imaging of the spine course” we can offer you this 2-day extremity joints injection course.

Where is the course being held?
This course is being held in the Amsterdam Skills Centre, The Netherlands. It’s a fantastic state-of-the art facility at the grounds of Amsterdam Medical University.
We welcome you in Amsterdam, our nations capital. Amsterdam is a city that offers a unique blend of history, culture, and modern charm. With its beautiful canals, world-renowned museums, and vibrant nightlife, there's never a shortage of things to see and do. From exploring the Anne Frank House to taking a relaxing bike ride, Amsterdam is a destination that has something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, an adventure-filled trip, or just some time to relax and unwind, Amsterdam is the perfect destination.

After completion you'll receive a SonoSkills Certificate of Attendance and proof of your CME points.

Interested in alternative training options?
Learn advanced diagnostic MSK ultrasound of all extremity joints in the Advanced MSK ultrasound boot camp.The SonoSkills expert faculty welcomes you.


Diagnostic and interventional ultrasound imaging of the spine - Level 2

August '24 sold out!
  • Language English
  • Accreditation pending
  • Study load 14 hrs (Hands-on)
    11 hrs (eLearning)
  • Length 2 days
  • Location Amsterdam Netherlands
  • Start date(s) 29 August '24 10 February '25 See all dates
  • Trainers Ezequiel Mailand, Gonzalo Yamauchi