Join this two-part SonoClass series on MSK ultrasound pathology recognition by Dr. Jon Jacobson, Professor of Radiology at the University of Michigan and author of Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. Through presentations and live demonstrations, Dr. Jacobson will share pitfalls and pearls in pathology recognition of the upper and lower extremity. A must-attend for all MSK ultrasound professionals!


  • Discuss a wide variety of upper and lower extremity pathology cases
  • Learn technical pitfalls and pearls in pathology recognition
  • Uncover common misconceptions around various pathology
  • Learn a standardized and stepwise approach to pathology recognition


Why should you follow this online course
Accurate pathology recognition in musculoskeletal ultrasound is crucial for effective diagnosis and treatment. However, it's a complex process that requires extensive knowledge of anatomy, pathology, and sonographic techniques. The learning curve for mastering MSK ultrasound can be long and challenging, but it's worth the effort as it provides real-time, non-invasive imaging that can reveal subtle details about the condition of tissues and structures. With proper training and practice, clinicians can improve their accuracy and confidence in diagnosing and treating MSK conditions using ultrasound.
Learning from experienced sonographers is valuable in mastering musculoskeletal ultrasound. However, interpretation is operator-dependent and requires thorough training and practice - and learning from SonoHolics, experts and key-opinion leaders - to ensure accurate diagnosis.

  • Part 1: Upper extremity. Rotator cuff, biceps brachii, calcific tendinitis, bursitis, epicondylitis, entrapment neuropathies, inflammatory arthritis, pulley injuries, skier’s thumb. Jon will scan live patients to put all the theory in practice.
  • Part 2: Lower extremity. Effusion, snapping hip, bursitis, Baker cyst, entrapment neuropathies, gout, Achilles. Jon will scan live patients to put all the theory in practice.

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

Interested in alternative training options?
If you are new to pathology recognition in MSK ultrasound, we can recommend you this 90 minute SonoClass on the SonoSkills pathology checklist, a way of working that helps you systematically recognizing pathology in MSK ultrasound.
You will learn a lot of pathologies if you enter the SonoSkills advanced MSK ultrasound boot camp in which all extremity joints are being covered over both eLearning AND hands-on training. This boot camp will make you a pro in MSK ultrasound.

Pearls & Pitfalls in MSK Ultrasound Technique and Diagnosis

1 month access
  • Language English
  • Accreditation 3 CME points
  • Length 3 hours
  • Trainer Jon Jacobson