Theoretical and Practical Teaching
of Diagnostic Ultrasound
Ultrasound Center is the first in the Baltic States and one of the few training institutions in Europe to focus exclusively on ultrasound diagnostics. Founded on the initiative of Saulijus Rutkauskas, doctor of medical sciences, radiologist, the center today brings together highly skilled doctors from different disciplines of medicine who exchange their knowledge and experience during training.
Every year, the Ultrasound Center organises dozens of trainings on ultrasound diagnostics, aimed at both novices and experienced clinicians. During the courses, lecturers share valuable theoretical knowledge while emphasising the practical component. Using the center’s state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, lecturers help trainees to better assimilate theoretical knowledge and acquire the right practical skills. The small-group training sessions are held in a casual setting, with immediate communication and individual attention to each trainee.
A regular flow of patients is necessary for the specialist to notice and diagnose ultrasonographically atypical or less frequent changes. Intensive practice and a variety of clinical cases provide much more opportunities to acquire specific knowledge and skills necessary in ultrasound diagnostics. When a specialist lacks this practice, the quality of diagnostics suffers, and the probability of possible errors increases significantly.
The trainings are dedicated to orthopedic traumatologists, radiologists, ultrasonographers, rheumatologists, physiatrists, physiotherapists, neurologists, sports physicians, and other medical specialists who encounter musculoskeletal system pathology in daily practice.
Jaber Abou Hassan
MD PhD Prof. Emilis Cekanauskas
Saulius Rutkauskas was one of the first specialists to use ultrasonography to diagnose fractures in children that were not evident on conventional X-ray. At the beginning of his career, Saulius had a strong interest in paediatric radiological diagnostics, particularly the musculoskeletal system. It was clear that the young professional would not limit himself to this field. Currently, I consider Saulius to be one of the best specialists in ultrasound diagnostics, which are like the gold standard for identifying pathology in patients. I trust, respect and recommend him.
MD PhD Prof. Laimonas Siupsinskas
Ultrasound is perhaps the only diagnostic tool that allows to look inside the human body and assess what happens during movement. The success of treatment depends on accurate diagnosis. I have faith in this test method and the doctor’s expertise.
MD Nerijus Linkus
The highest level of professionalism, skill and experience. I always get clear answers to the most complicated diagnostic issues. I appreciate that you go above and beyond your clinical responsibilities and provide training and knowledge sharing. It is an honour to work with you.
MD PhD Linas Pauliukenas
Restoring the flexibility and mobility of the affected joint is critical for understanding how the periarticular structures work during movement, which is what ensures this function. Functional or in-motion echocardiography therefore allows us to assess their condition, predict their recovery and select the most appropriate physiotherapy approach for the restoration of these structures.
MD Edvard Janovic
Dr. Saulius Rutkauskas is an excellent specialist, a warm and pleasant person, a true linear echosounder virtuoso. I am grateful for the opportunity to attend this sonoscopy course and learn from the best. A sonoscopy test is a “cheap”, painless, widely available, extremely informative (if the image is properly visualised) test. A “must have” test in the arsenal of every traumatologist.
MD PhD Kestutis Braziulis
An ultrasound examination in the hands of an experienced specialist may be more informative than magnetic resonance imaging.
MD Emilija Miliuviene
I am very excited to learn about musculoskeletal echocardiography. The knowledge gained not only serves diagnostic purposes, but also expands clinical thought in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Saulius Rutkauskas is a professional doctor, educator, and an ardent advocate for patients and the advancement of ultrasound examination among colleagues.
MD Arturas Sarkevicius
For me, sonoscopy is yet another great discovery in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal pathology. It’s like an extra sensation – an update for the doctor. Saulius is an excellent expert in his field who understands the essence of the subject he teaches very accurately, concretely and clearly. Thank you.