The Pediatric Lower Extremity: The Unique Lesions of Childhood

Organizers: Tallisa Altes M.D. and Kathleen Emery M.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Tuesday, 6 May 2008


Although children are afflicted with many "adult" diseases, there are many processes that are unique to or more common in the developing skeleton. The focus of this course is the primarily pediatric processes of the lower extremity including identification and differentiation from normal variations in maturation.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize and identify the significance of lesions of the lower extremity that are unique to or more common in the developing skeleton;
  • Differentiate common normal variants of the developing skeleton from pathological processes; and
  • Protocol MRI for diseases of the pediatric lower extremity.
  • Audience Description:

    The clinical categorical courses are designed for clinical radiologists, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, cardiologists, oncologists, practicing clinicians and scientists, from beginning to advanced experience levels working in MR.

    10:30 Pediatric Hip Karl Johnson, M.D.
    11:00 Pediatric Knee Andrea S. Doria, M.D., Ph.D.
    11:30 Bone Marrow and Inflammatory Lesions R. Paul Guillerman, M.D.
    12:00 MSK Lesions Unique to the Developing Skeleton Jerry Dwek, M.D.
    12:30 Adjournment