Brief ReportsArtifacts and Artistic Facts A Visual Simulation for Ultrasound TrainingRicci, Vincenzo MD; Soylu, Abdullah Ruhi MD; Özçakar, Levent MDAuthor Information From the Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Science, Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Unit, IRCCS Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy (VR); and Departments of Biophysics (ARS) and Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (LÖ), Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey. All correspondence should be addressed to: Vincenzo Ricci, MD, Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Science, Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Unit, IRCCS Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Centro di Ricerca Codivilla-Putti, Via di Barbiano 1/10, 40136 Bologna, Italy. Vincenzo Ricci is in training. Financial disclosure statements have been obtained, and no conflicts of interest have been reported by the authors or by any individuals in control of the content of this article. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: June 2019 - Volume 98 - Issue 6 - p 521-525 doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001134 Buy Metrics Abstract For innumerous reasons, ultrasound imaging is becoming more and more popular in musculoskeletal medicine. Herewith, because this imaging technique is user dependent, prompt and sufficient training is crucial for its better clinical utility. In this regard, with this article, we aimed to focus on common artifacts that are observed in routine ultrasound scanning during daily musculoskeletal practice. However, those imaging findings need to be well recognized not to be misinterpreted. Likewise, we have illustrated and discussed those artifacts in similarity with particular natural photographs. Rather than exemplifying with the same physical principles, our purpose was to provide “visual analogy” for better remembrance of these artifacts. Copyright © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.