Musculoskeletal MRI
Lynne S. Steinbach, M.D., Organizer
Sunday, 16 May 2004, 07:30 - 17:00

ast updated 05 May 2009

Course Description:
This course will cover current concepts regarding various aspects of musculoskeletal MRI, and will cover anatomy and pathophysiology of the topics presented.
Audience Description:
This course is designed for radiologists, orthopedists, rheumatologists, and MR technologists who work in an environment that incorporates musculoskeletal MRI.  Attendees should have basic knowledge of MRI and musculoskeletal anatomy.
Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
 Identify various principles of physics that result in some of the more popular MR imaging sequences;
Design optimized protocols in musculoskeletal MRI;
Interpret normal anatomy of the ankle tendons and ligaments, knee ligaments, hip, wrist, shoulder and elbow;
Recognize pathology of the ankle tendons and ligaments, knee ligaments, hip, wrist, shoulder and elbow using MRI;
Distinguish some patterns of benign lesions that can be mistaken for neoplastic lesions on MRI.


07:30 Technical Aspects of Musculoskeletal MRI Christopher F. Beaulieu
08:15 MRI of the Ankle Tendons and Ligaments Lynne S. Steinbach
09:00 MRI of the Knee: Ligaments Garry E. Gold
09:45 Questions
09:50 Break
10:10 MRI of the Hip Juerg Hodler
10:55 MRI of the Wrist Mark Schweitzer
11:45 Questions
11:50 Break  
13:20 MRI of the Shoulder: Impingement and Rotator Cuff William B. Morrison
14:05 MRI of the Shoulder: Instability Wilfred C.G. Peh
14:50 Questions
14:55 Break
15:15 MRI of the Elbow Christine Chung
16:00 Musculoskeletal Pseudotumors on MRI Suzanne E. Anderson
16:45 Questions
17:00 Adjournment