SUNRISE EDUCATIONAL COURSE
Clinical Intensive Course - Advanced MR Techniques with MSK Application Four Sessions
ORGANIZERS: Christine Chung, M.D., Bernard J. Dardzinski, Ph.D., Garry E. Gold, M.D. & Hollis G. Potter, M.D.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate-Advanced
AUDIENCE DESCRIPTION
This course is designed for radiologists, MR technologists and clinical support scientists who wish to incorporate the use of MRI into their practice and to know how evolving MRI techniques can aid in clinical problem solving in the musculoskeletal system and impact individualized patient care.
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Session 1: Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Clinical Intensive Course - Diffusion Imaging: MSK Applications

Moderators: Bernard J. Dardzinski, Ph.D. & Garry E. Gold, M.D.
OVERVIEW
This one-hour session will cover the technique of diffusion weighted imaging and diffusion tensor imaging as applied to MSK MRI including technical and clinical applications in muscle and cartilage.
 
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Describe various MSK diffusion weighted imaging protocols and recognize potential technical and clinical pitfalls; and
Apply MSK diffusion-weighted imaging protocols to characterization of muscle and cartilage lesions.
 
07:00 DWI/DTI: Muscle Bruce M. Damon, Ph.D.
07:30 DWI/DTI: Cartilage Brian A. Hargreaves, Ph.D.
     
08:00 Adjournment  
     

Session 2: Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Clinical Intensive Course - uTE MRI: Technique & Applications

Moderators: Bernard J. Dardzinski, Ph.D. & Garry E. Gold, M.D.
OVERVIEW
This one-hour session will cover a detailed description of current uTE protocols and pertinent findings of bone, cartilage, and fibrocartilage. It will also emphasize the added value of uTE MRI in evaluation of the musculoskeletal system and its role in patient management.
 
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Describe current uTE protocols; and
Recognize the added value of uTE MRI in evaluation of cartilage, fibrocartilage and bone.
 
07:00 uTE: Bone Graeme M. Bydder, M.B., Ch.B.
07:30 uTE : Cartilage/ Fibrocartilage - Structure & Function Emily McWalter, Ph.D., M.A.Sc.
     
08:00 Adjournment  
     

Session 3: Thursday, 10 May 2012
Advanced Mapping of Cartilage Glycosaminoglycan

Moderators: Bernard J. Dardzinski, Ph.D. & Garry E. Gold, M.D.
OVERVIEW
This one-hour session will cover the added value of MRI in assessment of articular cartilage with new method for glycosaminoglycan content. We will address the evolving role of different MRI sequences in imaging of patients with osteoarthritis with a particular emphasis on the added value of MRI in individualized care in this group of patients.
 
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Recognize the added value of glycosaminoglycan-specific MRI in management of patients with cartilage repair and osteoarthritis; and
Describe the current methods of glycosaminoglycan-specific MRI in evaluation of clinical and research patients.
 
07:00 T1 rho & dGEMRIC: Cartilage Ari Borthakur, Ph.D.
07:30 Sodium & gagCEST : Cartilage Ravinder R. Regatte, Ph.D.
     
08:00 Adjournment  
     

Session 4: Friday, 11 May 2012
Mapping T2 Relaxation Times in Cartilage & Muscle

Moderators: Bernard J. Dardzinski, Ph.D. & Garry E. Gold, M.D.
OVERVIEW
This one-hour session will cover the indications and use of T2 mapping in evaluation of patients with muscle and cartilage abnormalities. It will also describe in detail the crucial role that MRI plays in management of patients with osteoarthritis and cartilage repair.
 
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Describe the indications and use of T2 mapping sequences in cartilage and muscle; and
Recognize the added value of T2 mapping MRI in management of patients with cartilage repair.
     
07:00 T2: Muscle Michael D. Noseworthy, Ph.D.
07:30 T2: Cartilage Miika T. Nieminen, Ph.D.
     
08:00 Adjournment