Weekend Educational Course:
MR Imaging of the Post-Operative Joint & Spine: Clinical Concerns & Methodology for Artifact Reduction
Clinical Intensive Education Option
Organizers: Christine Chung, M.D., Juerg Hodler, M.D., M.B.A., and Hollis G. Potter, M.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Saturday, 1 May 2010

This one-day course starts with safety aspects and then guides the audience through all clinically relevant aspects of postoperative imaging of the musculoskeletal system, including a discussion of imaging protocols, normal postoperative MR appearance, as well as imaging of postoperative complications. Radiologists with extensive experience in imaging of the musculoskeletal system including the spine represent the majority of the faculty; scientists provide relevant physical aspects.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
  • Inform patients and referring physicians with regard to safety and possible limitations of image quality after MSK surgery;
  • Tailor MR protocols according to clinical needs;
  • Reduce imaging artifacts;
  • Describe imaging artifacts and differentiate them from relevant findings; and
  • Recognize postoperative findings such as scarring, particle disease and distortion and to differentiate them from clinically relevant findings

Morning Session: Moderators: Hollis G. Potter, M.D., and Sabine Weckbach, M.D.
08:30 MR Safety Penny Anne Gowland, Ph.D.
09:00 Artifact Reduction Kevin Koch, Ph.D.
09:30 Post-Operative Knee: Ligaments Gustav Andreisek, M.D.
10:00 Post-Operative Knee: Meniscus - not available Lawrence M. White, M.D.
10:30 Break  
  10:30 - 10:45 Meet the Teachers  
11:00 Chondral Repair: Surgical Options Siegfried Trattnig, M.D.
11:30 Chondral Repair: Longitudinal Analysis, qMRI Miika T. Nieminen, Ph.D.
12:00 Post-Operative Foot & Ankle - not available Carolyn M. Sofka, M.D.
12:30 Break  
  12:30 - 12:45 Meet the Teachers  
Afternoon Session: Moderators: Christine Chung, M.D., and Carolyn M. Sofka, M.D.
14:00 Post-Operative Hip: Soft Tissue Christian W. Pfirrmann, M.D.
14:30 Post-Operative Hip: Hardware, Arthroplasty Hollis G. Potter, M.D.
15:00 Post-Operative Spine Paul M. Parizel, M.D., Ph.D.
15:30 Break  
  15:30 - 15:45 Meet the Teachers  
16:00 Post-Operative Shoulder: Rotator Cuff Juerg Hodler, M.D., M.B.A.
16:30 Post-Operative Shoulder: Stabilization Russell C. Fritz, M.D.
17:00 Post-Operative Infection William B. Morrison, M.D.
17:30 Adjournment  
  17:30 - 17:45 Meet the Teachers  


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