Modern Landscapes and Strategies for Learning Ultrasound in Rheumatology

Benjamin B. Widener, Amy Cannella, Linett Martirossian, Eugene Y. Kissin

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Ultrasound in rheumatology is gaining increasing acceptance in the field, with its use expanding beyond the musculoskeletal system to image rheumatic disease pathology of the vasculature, salivary glands, and lungs. Fellows in training and practicing clinicians are seeking ways to attain training and competency assessment. These standards are evolving, but no uniform mechanism for training exists. Although clinicians in practice find a wide array of resources available for self-directed education in ultrasound in rheumatology, a consensus-based and publicly available training curriculum can further enhance and standardize learning. This article discusses ultrasound in rheumatology education opportunities, competency assessment, and certification pathways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-71
Number of pages11
JournalRheumatic Disease Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2020


  • Certification
  • Competency assessment
  • Education
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound in rheumatology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology


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