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Artifacts and Artistic facts

A Visual Simulation for Ultrasound Training

Ricci, Vincenzo, MD1; Soylu, Abdullah Ruhi, MD, Associate Professor2; Özçakar, Levent, MD, Professor3

American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: January 11, 2019 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - p
doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001134
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For innumerous reasons, ultrasound (US) imaging is becoming more and more popular in musculoskeletal medicine. Herewith, since this imaging technique is user dependent, prompt and sufficient training is crucial for its better clinical utility. In this regard, with this paper, we aimed to focus on common artifacts that are observed in routine US scanning during daily musculoskeletal practice. Yet, those imaging findings need to be well recognized in order 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.

1 IRCCS Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Science, Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Unit, Bologna, Italy

2 Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Biophysics, Ankara, Turkey

3 Hacettepe University Medical School, Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Ankara, Turkey

Corresponding author: Vincenzo Ricci, IRCCS Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Science, Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Unit, Bologna, Italy. E-mail: vincenzo.ricci58@gmail.com

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Conflict of interest: None

No funding was received.

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