Musculoskeletal MRI, Session II

10:30 – 12:30

Chairs: Christopher F. Beaulieu and Lynne S. Steinbach

Educational Objectives

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   Intra-Articular MR Arthrography, William E. Palmer.
10:55   Indirect MR Arthrography with Intravenous Gadolinium, Mark Schweitzer.
11:20   Assessment of Synovial Inflammation with Intravenous Gadolinium, Mikkel Østergaard.
11:45   High Resolution, Non-Contrast MR Imaging, Hollis G. Potter.
12:10   Discussion.

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