Clinical Intensive Education Option
Clinical Protocol Challenges in MSK
ORGANIZERS: Christine Chung, M.D., Bernard J. Dardzinski, Ph.D. & Hollis G. Potter, M.D.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
Monday, 9 May 2011

In this two-hour course, radiologists with extensive experience in imaging of the musculoskeletal system will represent the majority of the faculty. The course will focus on optimizing MR protocols, and specifically address high field MR, post-operative imaging and the pediatric patient. It will guide the audience through all clinically relevant aspects of optimizing clinical protocols for the musculoskeletal system, including imaging techniques, specific parameters and patient positioning. Further, it will provide this information while applying it to commonly encountered applications within daily MSK MR practice in clinical scenarios.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Address challenges that high field MRI introduces to protocol development as compared to lower field MR;
Select and tailor MR protocols according to clinical needs;
Reduce imaging artifacts;
Describe imaging artifacts and differentiate them from relevant findings;
Recognize postoperative findings and differentiate them from clinically relevant findings; and
Introduce techniques in the pediatric population that are specific to clinical problems encountered in that group.

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  Moderator: Garry E. Gold, M.D.
11:00 High Field (3T & 7T)   Garry E. Gold, M.D.
11:40 Reducing Metallic Susceptibility   Hollis G. Potter, M.D.
12:20 Pediatric   Jerry R. Dwek, M.D.
13:00 Adjourn