Basic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course for the Rheumatologist


The course is run annually and organized alternately by and in UGent and ULiège. In odd years you can register at ULiège and in even years UGent organizes this training.  

It is our objective to offer both theoretical and practice basic skills on musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) showing different joint sites, in healthy subjects and in rheumatic diseases. The course is being updated on a regular basis. A 4-days theoretical course, with several hands-on session integrated is followed by intensive practice training during 40 hours in a recognized center with expertise in rheumatology (min. 20 hours in an academic center, 20 hours elsewhere). 

Knowledge and skills are targeted to the level felt to be appropriate for European rheumatologists who would like to acquire a basic theoretical knowledge on MSUS.

This course is intended for rheumatologists and rheumatologists-in-training who have no or little knowledge and skills of musculoskeletal training.


Prof. Ruth Wittoek - Tel: +32 93320582

This training takes place in 1 year and has 10 credits (4 basic course credits and 6 training sessions credits).


  • Module 1 : Physical principles of Ultrasound
  • Module 2 : Systematic Ultrasound anatomy of the upper limb
  • Module 3 : Systematic Ultrasound anatomy of the lower limb
  • Module 4 : Muskuloskeletal Ultrasound in rheumatic diseases
  • Module 5 : Ultrasound Scoring in rheumatology
  • Module 6 : Practical sessions in normal muskuloskeletal US
  • Module 7 : Practical sessions in pathological muskuloskeletal US

The theoretical part of the edition 2022-2023 will take place at UGent (UZGent) from 5 to 8 december 2022 (included).

The practical training will be organized in agreement with the participants between January and June 2023.

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Basic musculoskeletal ultrasound course for the rheumatologist


Vooraleer u kan inschrijven, neemt u contact op met Prof. Wittoek. Na goedkeuring kan u de cursus aankopen op deze website. 

Er kunnen max. 8 participanten worden toegelaten.


Rechtstreeks, na check door de inrichtende faculteit van formele toelatingsvereisten:

  • Master in de specialistische geneeskunde

Worden eveneens toegelaten:

  • Studenten die beschikken over een gelijkwaardigheidsverklaring van het diploma "specialist-reumatoloog" of ingeschreven zijn in de master specialistische geneeskunde. 

Voor specialist-reumatologen in opleiding is er een uitzonderingsprijs van 250 euro van toepassing.