With the advent of miniaturization, ultrasound has become a vital skill in many clinical fields. The availability of small ultrasound scanners with good resolution has made point-care-ultrasound (POCUS) possible. The use of POCUS in rheumatology is now commonplace in Europe, where the European League Against Rheumatism has extensive guidelines for its use. In the United States, it is mainly used for procedural guidance. However, it can be used well beyond the procedural realm.
In this article, this author reviewed some aspects of POCUS in rheumatology, the equipment, the evaluation of the bone, joint, and vascular structures. This author also explores the training, its use in procedural medicine, and barriers to its implementation. This author believes that POCUS is the present in rheumatology, and it is necessary to be implemented in the daily practice of rheumatology.
Ofoegbu KN. Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Rheumatology. -The future is today-. University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository. 2023; 5(2).
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