Frequently Asked Questions
What does the MSK Online Curriculum include?
Textbook “Sonography of the Extremities: Techniques and Protocols”
Core Lecture Series with Handouts of supporting information
Scanning Demonstrations (video)
Scanning Templates for each body part
MSK Registry Review
500+ slides to supplement study for Certification exam
Is the textbook included with the online course?
Yes, the textbook is included. It will be mailed to you.
Where can I find an example of the curriculum?
You can see examples of Dr. Randy Moore’s curriculum at https://mskmasters.com/sonography-dvds.
Does MSK Masters offer hands-on training?
Yes, Dr. Moore provides hands on training at your clinic using your equipment, your staff, and your patients. The price for a one-day training session is $2,800. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to schedule him for your clinic.
Does MSK Masters provide scanning services?
Yes, Dr. Moore can provide scanning services for your clinic. If you are interested in this, please email email@example.com.
How do I know that I am scanning correctly?
You can know that your scans are correct and objective when you:
Know the standardized acoustic landmarks
Understand normal sonoanatomy
You do not hunt pathology
How can I get my lab assignments completed?
Phillips has a Lumify system that can be rented for $199/month to allow you to practice your scans. Apple has a Butterfly iQ system that works with the iPhone.
I am a practicing physician and understand how to inject joints, what portion of the curriculum do I need?
The foundational principle that must be adhered to is this….
Your injection is no better than your image. Targeting specific sites is predicated by accurate imaging. It is not advisable to pursue just injection technique. The full benefit and spectrum of MSKUS is compromised. Please consider completion of our online curriculum.
Does the course cover PRP, fat transfer, and bone marrow aspiration?
Dr. Moore does not directly teach PRP and adipose-derived stem cell procedures, but he works closely with a doctor who is a leading authority in these procedures. Training can be established through MSK Masters for obtaining proficiency in adipose-derived procedures.
Dr. Moore focuses first on teaching the fundamentals of ultrasound diagnosis and proper and precise placement of the needle for various pathologies in the musculoskeletal system of the body. Once you can recognize normal sonoanatomy, then you can see the pathology. Then, you learn the protocols and techniques for guided injections.
Does the online course cover ultrasound diagnosis and ultrasound guidance for nerves, muscle tissues, and vessels?
Yes, Dr. Moore teaches diagnostic scanning protocols and stresses that the student understand normal sonoanatomy before identifying pathology or using ultrasound to guide procedures to inject joints, muscle, and Hydro dissect peripheral nerves.
What are the pre-requisites for national certification?
The certification exam is examination given by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), and the Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement (APCA. This certification is not required to perform MSK ultrasound or procedures. It is highly recommended, however.
The prerequisites are 150 clinical examinations to be on file and available for audit if asked.
You can see certification information at http://www.ardms.org/get-certified/RMSKS/Pages/Musculoskeletal-Sonographer-MSKS.aspx
If you are a physician, then the certification is at https://apca.org/
How long are the hands-on training sessions?
Typically, Dr. Moore schedules two days for an on-site training but is happy to schedule longer training sessions if desired. This may be necessary if a facility is initially learning diagnostic imaging and wishes to quickly move into doing guided procedures.
How many patients need to be scheduled for a hands-on training session?
This is dependent on the nature of the event/training. If the facility is doing diagnostic imaging specifically it is recommended one patient per hour. If the facility is doing diagnostic imaging and standard (steroid injection) procedures one patient per hour is also recommended. If the facility is doing regenerative medicine procedures these are more complex and require more time. Typically 2 to 2.5 hours per patient is recommended.
How many people are allowed to attend the hands-on training session?
Dr. Moore can train up to six students when he is the only instructor. This allows for the appropriate student to instructor ratio. The facility may need to provide at least one additional ultrasound system. If the facility has more than six students/participants additional instructors and fees will apply. Please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org How many hours is he going to be available for teaching? Typically it is an eight hour day.
How long do I have access to the online course?
MSK Masters clients who have a license to the curriculum have access to it indefinitely. The license covers per individual or per facility (up to six people per facility).
If I don't have equipment, can Dr. Moore bring his own equipment?
Facilities wishing to be trained in MSK scanning protocols and procedures but have not yet acquired an ultrasound system can be accommodated. Dr. Moore can bring one ultrasound system that is completely configured to do MSK imaging and procedures. MSK Masters can also make referrals and suggestions to obtain appropriate ultrasound equipment.
Does Dr. Moore have access to a cadaver lab?
No, because cadaver lab experiences do not translate into real-life application. MSK Masters success is partly because “doctors learn best on their own turf”. Ultrasound-guided procedures can be taught and learned best at your facility.
Does Dr. Moore teach how to inject into the muscles strains, sprains, trigger points? Injection for peripheral neuropathy (nerve path), etc?
Yes, Dr. Moore teaches ultrasound-guided injection technique/mechanics. It is important to remember that imaging skills must come first. “Your injection is no better than your image”.
Is it possible to see Dr. Moore's bio?
Yes, please go to https://mskmasters.com/about to see more information about Dr. Moore.