Current Concepts in Musculoskeletal MRI

Organizers: Kimberly K. Amrami, M.D., Timothy J. Mosher, M.D.
Skill level:  Intermediate - Advanced

Sunday, 4 May 2008


This one-day course will include a high level clinical imaging review as well as introduce topics in translational research for musculoskeletal MRI which are expected to have significant impact on clinical imaging in the near future. The course emphasis will be on high level technical development and emerging techniques and disease-specific protocols for qualitative and quantitative measurements of cartilage, bone, and muscle disease.  Course participants will learn about state-of-the-art clinical practice for MSK MRI and be able to assess and implement applications for advanced MSK MRI in clinical practice.

Educational Objectives:

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

  • Apply advanced MR imaging technique to the diagnosis of internal derangement of joints;
  • Describe the role of high field MRI for small joint imaging;
  • Explain the role of qualitative and quantitative MRI in evaluating cartilage injury and repair;
  • Explain the role of MRI in post-operative imaging of orthopedic patients with and without metallic implants;
  • Assess the use of MRI for tissue specific diagnosis for musculoskeletal tumors and tumor-like conditions;
  • Discuss evolving application of MRI for understanding muscle physiology;
  • Evaluate the role of MRI in athletes with pelvic pain; and
  • Identify the role of unenhanced MRI and gadolinium arthrography for hip dysplasia and femoral acetabular impingement (FAI).

    Audience Description:

    This course is designed for radiologists, medical physicists, radiology trainees, and graduate and post-graduate students interested in advanced musculoskeletal imaging and translational research.

    8:00 MRI of the Foot and Ankle Mark Collins, MD
    8:45 MRI of the Knee Christine Chung, M.D.
    9:30 Cartilage Repair Siegfried Trattnig, M.D.
    10:15 Break  
    10:15 - 10:30 Meet the Teachers  
    10:45 MRI of the Shoulder: Rotator Cuff, Rotator Interval, Sports Injuries Juerg Hodler, M.D.
    11:15 MRI of the Elbow Lynne S. Steinbach, M.D.
    11:45 MRI of the Wrist David Salonen, M.D.
    12:15 Break  
    12:15 - 12:30 Meet The Teachers  
    13:30 Functional MRI of Skeletal Muscle Michael D. Noseworthy, Ph.D.
    14:00 Imaging of Soft Tissue Tumors:  Tissue Characterization with MRI Doris E. Wenger, M.D.
    14:30 Challenges in Post Op Imaging with MRI Lawrence M. White, M.D.
    15:00 Break  
    15:00 - 15:15 Meet the Teachers  
    15:30 MRI of Peripheral Nerves Kimberly K. Amrami, M.D.
    16:15 Femoracetabular Impingement Thadeus Laird, M.D.
    17:00 Athletic Pubalgia Adam C. Zoga, M.D.
    17:45 Adjournment  
    17:45 - 18:00 Meet the Teachers