Musculoskeletal Imaging

Skill level: Intermediate-Advanced
Kimberly K. Amrami, M.D., Organizer

Saturday, 19 May and Sunday, 20 May


This one-day course in advanced musculoskeletal MRI, given over a half day on Saturday, and half-day on Sunday, will include a high level review of clinical imaging of the MSK system as well as detailing novel techniques for clinical musculoskeletal MRI. The course emphasis will be on technical developments for clinical musculoskeletal imaging and emerging techniques for quantitative measurements of cartilage, bone and muscle disease. Course participants will understand the current state-of-the-art clinical practice for MSK MRI, and will be able to assess the role and applications of advanced techniques for clinical imaging

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
List the indications for MRI for diseases of the musculoskeletal system;
Select appropriate protocols and coils for optimal musculoskeletal imaging;
Describe the indications for MR arthrography for the shoulder, hip, elbow and wrist;
Identify new techniques for quantitative imaging of articular cartilage;
Explain the role of MRI in imaging muscle disease;
Evaluate the role of MRI for quantitative imaging for bone mineral density ; and
Apply new techniques for musculoskeletal imaging for specific indications such as suppression of metallic susceptibility artifacts;

Audience Description

This course is designed for:
Musculoskeletal radiologists, MR specialists, medical physicists, engineer and general radiologists interested in MSK specialty practice.
Saturday 19 May  
14:00 General Principles of MSK MRI    Thomas H. Berquist, M.D.,F.A.R.C
14:30      MRI of the Hand and Wrist Hirosho Yoshioka, M.D.
15:10     MRI of the Elbow   Lynne S. Steinbach, M.D.
15:40     Break - Meet the Teachers  
16:00      MRI of the Shoulder - not available             Jeurg Hodler. M.D.
16:40      MR Imaging of Bone Marrow       Murali Sundaram, M.D.
17:20     Technical Advances for MSK MRI  Brian A. Hargreaves, Ph.D.
18:00 Adjournment  
18:00 - 18:15 - Meet the Teachers  
Sunday, 20 May  
08:00      MRI of the Foot and Ankle     Mark Schweitzer, M.D.
08:30     MRI of the Knee                  Laura W. Bancroft, M.D.
09:00     MRI of the Hip                   Suzanne E. Anderson, M.D.
09:30     Cartilage Imaging with MRI       Hollis G. Potter, M.D.
10:10    Break - Meet the Teachers  
10:40    MRI for Quantitative Measurements of Bone - not available        Sharmila Majumdar, Ph.D.
11:20    MRI of Muscle - not available                    Elisabeth Dion, M.D.
12:00 Adjournment  
12:00 - 12:15 - Meet the teachers