Clinical Intensive Education Option
Spine & Spinal Cord Imaging
ORGANIZERS:  Pia C. Maly Sundgren, M.D., Ph.D. & Jeffrey Joseph Neil, M.D., Ph.D.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
Monday, 9 May 2011

This two-hour course is a part of the Clinical Intensive Neuro Course, and is also open to all registrants. It will focus on basic clinical spine and spinal cord imaging. The speakers, physicians who are experts in the field of spine imaging, will cover:
Trauma to the spine and spinal cord;
Imaging of the postoperative spine;
Imaging of common spine and spinal cord tumors; and
Demyelinating and acute transverse myelitis of the spinal cord.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Image postoperative spine;
Describe imaging specifics of common spinal and spine cord tumors;
Describe MRI implications for different injuries of the spine and spinal cord in children and adults; and
Compare different demyelinating diseases and myelitis of the spinal cord, and the typical MRI imaging findings for each.

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  Moderators: Mauricio Castillo, M.D. & Majda M. Thurnher, M.D.
14:00 Trauma to the Spine & Spinal Cord   Mauricio Castillo, M.D.
14:25 Postoperative Spine Imaging   Mario Muto, M.D.
14:50 Tumors to the Spine & Spinal Cord-permission withheld Diana M. Gomez-Hassan, M.D., Ph.D.
15:15 Demyelinating Disease + Myelitis   Majda M. Thurnher, M.D.
15:45 Discussions & Meet the Teachers  
16:00 Adjourn