Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in Rheumatology - European Medical Journal

Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in Rheumatology


Watch our latest webinar, a detailed video resource to guide clinicians in treating common ultrasound presentations in rheumatological disease. Conditions such as psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and polymyalgia rheumatica are discussed.

Expert in the field Qasim Akram, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, UK, presents this webinar, and lists case studies to provide specific advice to practice.

Themes covered include:  

  • the usefulness of ultrasound in rheumatology; 
  • common ultrasound presentations in rheumatological disease; 
  • the integration of ultrasound in routine clinical practice; and 
  • early inflammatory arthritis clinics and Giant Cell Arteritis Fast Track Clinics. 


Qasim Akram is a Consultant Rheumatologist and General Physician based in Manchester, UK. His subspecialist interests are musculoskeletal ultrasound, early inflammatory arthritis, and giant cell arteritis (GCA)/large vessel vasculitis (LVV). He currently leads the Stockport Early Inflammatory Arthritis Ultrasound Clinic and the Giant Cell Arteritis Fast Track Pathway.   

He is a European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology (EULAR) Ultrasound Instructor, and teaches at a local, regional, and national level. He is the founder and director of the ‘Rheumatology Ultrasound Course Manchester,’ a lead instructor for the North West Rheumatology Ultrasound Network, and a British Society of Rheumatology trainer.   

His main clinical research interests are focused on the use of ultrasound in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis/spondyloarthopathies, crystal arthritis, and GCA/LVV.   

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