Frequently Asked Questions

Why is ultrasound a great clinical diagnostic tool for practices?

Ultrasound imaging enables the clinician to see soft tissue such as organs, cardiac and vascular systems, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and their attachments, and bone on a machine that costs considerably less than X-ray or MRI. Because the ultrasound machine fits within any office and is mobile, it is an exceptional point-of-care device that provides convenient diagnostic capability without outsourcing and without delay.


Is ultrasound image guided injections more accurate than the palpation method?

White papers abound about how ultrasound image guided injections are more accurate and effective than palpatory methods for joint injections. Even Medicare requires that ultrasound be used when injecting joints for pain management because it is so efficacious. Palpatory methods have been reported to only be between 42%-70% effective for accuracy.


Is learning ultrasound difficult?

Learning ultrasound concepts is no more difficult than any other medical skill. However, it does take time and practice to learn what is a normal versus an abnormal ultrasound case study. For those who are starting from scratch, our courses include a complete foundation that will start you off at the very beginning making no assumptions of your previous ultrasound experience.


Are there MSK ultrasound certifications available for medical professionals?

For medical professionals who have degrees, the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) offers RMSK and RMSKS certifications. ARDMS certification clearly shows your patients, fellow medical professionals, employers and medical facilities you work with that you are a dedicated professional in the field of sonography in addendum to your current skills. Here’s a great opportunity to be the expert in the room regarding MSKUS (pretty much the expert in any room as MSKUS certifications make up less than 1% of all ARDMS sonography certifications).


Why is blended education effective?

We learn best by doing. Education provides new knowledge, but its practicing that new knowledge with hands-on training that creates skill. It’s the methodology that medical institutions have been using for centuries, because it works.


Why is Sannex the best blended ultrasound education provider in the industry?

Sannex with its e-platform offers an at-need option that can be accessed anywhere and at any time at will with the medical professional always having a front row seat and the ability to return and review the material whenever desired to help solidify learning. Our courses don’t assume the medical professional has any ultrasound experience. Because hands-on doorstep training is scheduled to accommodate the medical professional’s schedule and location, no travel is needed and extraneous travel-related expenses such as airfare, hotel, car rental and meals are avoided.


What are our main features for our hands-on training?

Our training packages are created with everything that you’ll need for your training with every detail thought through. Our doorstep education model is proven and practical. Our courses communicate directly and effectively what you need to learn, and our doorstep hands-on training enables you to embrace that education no matter where you are located in the United States - whether rural or metro.


Why is hands-on training so important after an education course has been completed?

Some insurers require scope of license or scope of practice proof prior to accepting reimbursement documents for payment. A great educational course and hands-on training helps to accomplish this. Education and training help to avoid personal injury attorneys pursuing claims of negligent failure to adequately educate and train, as it is becoming more common place and credible. Just as important is the confidence that the medical professional acquires prior to welcoming a patient into your clinical space by first gaining hands-on experience.