Controversies and Advances in Musculoskeletal MRI
Garry E. Gold, M.D., and Lawrence M. White, M.D., Organizers

Last updated 05 May 2009

Course Description
This four-hour course will cover technical issues around using MRI in the musculoskeletal system.  Fast imaging, interventional imaging and comparison with CT imaging will all be discussed, and participants will come away with a better knowledge of the new applications of MRI in joint imaging.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

Compare MRI with other advanced imaging modalities;
Explain the role of interventional MRI in the musculoskeletal system;
Explain the role of high field MRI in the musculoskeletal system;
Describe the technical issues related to high-resolution joint imaging;
Evaluate options for open MRI scanners for musculoskeletal imaging.

Sunday, 13 July

07:00 Cartilage MRI: Technical Issues Brian A. Hargreaves
07:25 Cartilage MRI: Clinical Evaluation Douglas W. Goodwin
07:50 Questions and Discussion

Monday, 14 July

07:00 Interventional MRI: Technical Issues Kim Butts
07:25 Interventional MRI: Clinical Issues John A. Carrino
07:50 Questions and Discussion

Tuesday, 15 July

07:00 CT vs. MRI in the Postoperative Joint: CT Christopher Beaulieu
07:25 CT vs. MRI in the Postoperative Joint: MRI Lawrence M. White
07:50 Questions and Discussion

Wednesday, 16 July

07:00 High Field MRI: Technical Issues Garry E. Gold
07:25 High Field MRI: Clincial Issues Timothy J. Mosher
07:50 Questions and Discussion