Weekday Educational Course:
Advances in Spine Imaging
Organizers: Walter Kucharczyk, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., and Pia C. Maly Sundgren, M.D., Ph.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Monday, 3 May 2010
14:00 – 16:00

This two-hour course is part of the Clinical Intensive Neuro Course, and open to all meeting registrants. It will focus on imaging techniques and problems related to MRI of the spine. The physician speakers will cover:
  • The role of new sequences and coils in imaging of less cooperative or unstable patients;
  • Spine imaging at high field;
  • The possible role for DWI/DTI in spine imaging; and
  • MRI of vascular malformations of the spine.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
  • Implement new sequences and select coils that might be appropriate to imaging less cooperative or unstable patients;
  • Describe the potential for use of high-field MRI of the spine;
  • Describe situations when DWI/DTI might be useful to obtain information about a spine lesion; and
  • Explain different vascular malformations and how to image them with MRI.

  Moderators: Bassem A. Georgy, M.D. and Claude Henri Manelfe, M.D.
14:00 The Role of New Sequences & Coils in Imaging Less Cooperative or Instable Patients Danielle Balériaux, M.D.
14:25 Spine Imaging at High Field John R. Hesselink, M.D.
14:50 Is There a Role for DWI/DTI in Spine Imaging?
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Madja M. Thurnher, M.D.
15:15 MRI of Vascular Malformations of the Spine Stephanie Condette-Auliac, M.D.
15:40 Discussion - Meet the Teachers  
16:00 Adjournment  


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