Weekend Educational Course:
Clinical Intensive Course: Imaging of the Lower Extremity:
From Basics to Advanced Techniques
Organizers: Christine Chung, M.D., Juerg Hodler, M.D., M.B.A. and Hollis G. Potter, M.D.
 
Skill Level: Intermediate Advanced
 
Sunday, 19 April 2009
08:30 - 18:00

OVERVIEW
In the morning, this one day course will provide an intermediate-level overview of current MRI of the lower extremity, including the anatomical basis and optimization of imaging protocols, as well as an introduction into the most common abnormalities of the corresponding region. The afternoon session will aim at an advanced audience with experience in MRI of the lower extremity. This course will instruct about advanced MR techniques that are not yet in the clinical mainstream, but are available or will soon become available on clinical MR scanners, including coil technology, advanced functional, dynamic and anatomical imaging.
 
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES     
Upon completion of the morning session, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the pertinent anatomy of the lower extremity;
  • Design MR Protocols according to specific clinical needs; and
  • List the most five most relevant abnormalities and their MR appearance.
Upon completion of the afternoon session, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the physical principles of advanced MR technology in assessment of disorders of the lower extremity;
  • Explain the potential application of advanced MR technology in assessment of disorders of the lower extremity; and
  • Assess the limitations of advanced MR technology in assessment of disorders of the lower extremity.
 

Sunday, 19 April 2009
     
  Morning:  
  Basic Anatomy, MR Technical Aspects, Most Common Clinical Problems  
08:30 Hip: Intraarticular Disorders Suzanne E. Anderson, M.D.
09:00  Hip: Extraarticular Disorders Robert D. Boutin, M.D.
09:30 Knee: Menisci, Ligaments, Capsule George Nomikos, M.D.
10:00 Break - Meet the Teachers  
     
10:30 Knee: Cartilage Timothy J. Mosher, M.D.
11:00 Hindfoot John Skinner, M.D.
11:30 Forefoot William B. Morrison, M.D.
12:00 Break - Meet the Teachers  
     
  Afternoon:  
  Advanced Imaging and Frontiers  
13:30 High Field Imaging of the Lower Extremities Siegfried Trattnig, M.D.
14:00 Coil Technology for Imaging of the Lower Extremity Joel P. Felmlee, Ph.D.
14:30 Skeletal Muscle Perfusion and Oxygenation Jacques C. Menard
15:00 Break - Meet the Teachers  
     
15:30 Spectroscopy of the Lower Extremity Muscles Chris Boesch, M.D., Ph.D.
16:00 Advanced Imaging in Rheumatological Disorders Sabine Weckbach, M.D.
16:30 Dynamic Imaging of the Lower Extremity Garry E. Gold, M.D.
17:00 Tractography of Skeletal Muscle Michael D. Noseworthy, Ph.D.
17:30 Advanced Imaging of the Lower Extremity: Current Clinical Practice Mark Schweitzer, M.D.
18:00 Adjournment - Meet the Teachers