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Thomas Plut D.O. Receives Esteemed Musculoskeletal Sonography Credential

Dr. Thomas Plut of Lourdes Sports Medicine in Moorestown, New Jersey, has earned the Registered in Musculoskeletal sonography (RMSK) credential by The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), joining an elite group of less than 500 physicians nationally.

One of the fastest growing sonography disciplines in the world, musculoskeletal sonography (ultrasound) is used in the evaluation and treatment of joint and soft-tissue diseases. Research has revealed ultrasound to be an invaluable diagnostic tool that can even surpass the accuracy of MRI in diagnosing certain musculoskeletal problems.

ARDMS credentials represent the highest level of competence in the medical-imaging modality of musculoskeletal sonography. The RMSK credential, offered to an array of healthcare professionals, validates the clinical expertise fundamental to musculoskeletal sonography practice worldwide and recognizes the skills and knowledge required for making consistent and reliable diagnoses in musculoskeletal ultrasound.

To earn the RMSK credential, Dr. Plut met the association’s rigorous qualifications in educational and professional experience. He also passed the Musculoskeletal (MSK) sonography examination. Achievement of this certification acknowledges Dr. Plut’s dedication to a highly professional standard of excellence and commitment to patient safety.

Board certified in sports medicine, Dr. Plut uses musculoskeletal ultrasound on a daily basis. He is one of the first physicians in the Greater Philadelphia area to perform the FAST (Fasciotomy and Surgical Tenotomy) technique, which uses ultrasound imaging to identify damaged tissue and guide the pen-like needle used to remove tendinotic tissue (scar tissue). This tissue is often the cause of debilitating pain. The FAST procedure is used to treat some of the most common tendon and soft tissue injuries including: Plantar Fasciosis, Tennis Elbow, Patellar Tendonosis (Jumper’s Knee) and Achilles Tendonosis.

Dr. Plut’s specializes in osteopathic manipulation, injury prevention and biomechanical analysis of athletic problems. He focuses on promoting the health of his patients through education. Upon graduating with honors from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Plut completed his post-graduate training at Crozer-Keystone Health System’s renowned Sports Medicine Fellowship program. An active runner and cyclist, Dr. Plut helps interested patients implement minimalist running including barefoot running. He is a covering physician for the Marine Corps Marathon and has also covered triathlons.

About the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), incorporated in June 1975, is an independent, nonprofit organization that administers examinations and awards credentials in the areas of musculoskeletal sonography, diagnostic medical sonography, diagnostic cardiac sonography, vascular technology and physician vascular interpretation. ARDMS credentialing programs (RDMS, RMSK, RDCS, RVT and RPVI) are accredited by ANSI-ISO 17024 and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). ARDMS has over 78,000 certified individuals in the U.S., Canada, and throughout the world and is the recognized international standard in sonography credentialing.

For media inquiries, please contact Lauren Markin at Markinl@lourdesnet.org or (609) 440-1182.

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