ISMRM 21st Annual Meeting & Exhibition 20-26 April 2013 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Challenges in Musculoskeletal Imaging
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
ORGANIZERS: Richard Kijowski, M.D. & William B. Morrison, M.D.
Saturday, 20 April 2013
The musculoskeletal weekend educational course is entitled, "Challenges in Musculoskeletal Imaging". This course is a combined didactic and interactive session concentrating on the more difficult musculoskeletal diagnoses that radiologists are required to make. For each main area of the skeletal system a topic has been selected for in-depth discussion that contains controversial or challenging issues leading to low reader
confidence, which may result in inaccurate interpretation. Current literature for each topic will be reviewed along with presentation of clinical examples and discussion of the differential diagnosis. In addition, each presenter has been asked to prepare audience response questions as well as a full DICOM case in order to engage the audience in an interactive manner.
"Challenges in Musculoskeletal Imaging" is designed for Radiologists and clinical Orthopedic care providers who wish to update their knowledge of the use of musculoskeletal MRI for diagnosis of injury and disease.

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

  • Improve upon MRI diagnosis of the more challenging aspects of musculoskeletal injury and disease;
  • Implement emerging MR imaging techniques for optimal diagnosis of MSK pathology
  • Integrate anatomy and pathophysiology of many conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system; and
  • Distinguish normal variation from pathology in specific injuries.


Moderators: John A. Carrino, M.D., M.P.H. & Adam C. Zoga, M.D.

08:30 Wrist Ligament Pathology: Diagnosis & Pitfalls Kathryn J. Stevens, M.D.
09:00 Glenoid Labral Tear & Normal Variation Lynne S. Steinbach, M.D.
09:30 What is the Rotator Interval, & Why Is It Important? Michael J. Tuite, M.D.
10:00 Bone Marrow Edema: Injury Patterns Christine Chung, M.D.
10:30     Break - Meet the Teachers  
11:00 Challenges in Diagnosing Meniscal Tear in the Knee Nancy M. Major, M.D.
11:30 Posterolateral Corner: "The Dark Side of the Knee" Tetyana A. Gorbachova, M.D.
12:00 Diagnosing Hip Labral Tear: Impingement & Dysplasia John A. Carrino, M.D., M.P.H.
12:30     Break  
      12:30-12:45 Meet the Teachers  
14:30   OCD: What Is It & How Do I Describe It? -permission withheld Miriam A. Bredella, M.D.
15:00 Optimizing MRI for Evaluation of Cartilage Injury Douglas W. Goodwin, M.D.
15:30 Athletic Pubalgia: The Sportsman's "Non-Hernia" Adam C. Zoga, M.D.
16:00 Osteomyelitis in Diabetic Feet: Can You Be Confident? Sandra L. Moore, M.D.
16:30     Adjournment  
      16:30-16:45 Meet the Teachers