PTs are finding innovative ways to use imaging.
Physical therapists have been using imaging in practice, research and education for decades, and advances in imaging technology such as functional magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound imaging are opening even more possibilities.
It's clear that expanded ability for imaging in PT practice—an evolution supported by APTA at both the state and federal levels—will better inform patient management. Physical therapists need to be ready to take up imaging opportunities as they arise, and to do that, they need to have a solid understanding of the current field as well as emerging trends.
If you are interested in this topic, engage with APTA's Frontiers in Rehabilitation, Science, and Technology Council.
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PTs are eligible for education and training toward becoming registered in musculoskeletal sonography.