Musculoskeletal MRI, Session I
Chairs: Christopher F. Beaulieu and Lynne S. Steinbach
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Select appropriate MR pulse sequences for evaluation of articular cartilage abnormalities;
- Recognize MR imaging findings in articular cartilage injury and apply them to the interpretation of clinical studies;
- Describe areas of active clinical research in articular cartilage imaging and quantitative evaluation;
- Define the role of contrast media in analyzing internal derangements of joints, including both indirect and direct MR arthrography;
- Assess the value of high resolution, non-contrast MR imaging of joints;
- Identify clinical situations in which intravenous contrast medium may be useful in evaluation of the synovium.
|10:30 Pulse Sequence Design and Contrast Principles for Cartilage Imaging, Garry E. Gold.
|10:55 Interpretation of Articular Cartilage Abnormalities in Clinical MR, David G. Disler.
|11:20 Quantitative Cartilage Assessment, Part 1: Proteoglycan Concentration Using Intravenous Gadolinium, Deborah Burstein.
|11:45 Quantitative Cartilage Assessment, Part 2: Cartilage Volume/Thickness and Relaxation Times, Sonja C. Faber.