ISMRM 23rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition 30 May - 05 June 2015 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Clinical Interpretation & Advanced Imaging
SKILL LEVEL: Basic to Advanced
ORGANIZERS: William B. Morrison, M.D., Ravinder R. Regatte, Ph.D., & Siegfried Trattnig, M.D.
Sunday, 31 May 2015
The course will provide an in-depth discussion of how to perform , interpret and report MSK MRI of different organs in the morning session. Advanced imaging methods will be discussed in the afternoon including rapid MRI, DCEMRI, neurography, MRS, tumors, UHF and suppression of metal artifacts. Each lecture will focus on specific topic and discuss the clinical pathophysiological features towards translational path.
This course is designed for radiologists, medical physicists, clinician scientists and clinical care providers who wish to update their knowledge on the use, interpretation, generate reports and diagnosis of various MSK diseases Implement, optimize and translate the emerging MRI methods for interpretation of MSK MRI.

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

  • Recognize the the differences between 1.5T and 3.0T image contrast, SNR and CNR use optimal coils and protocols based on the field strength and imaging joint;
  • Measure and quantify the regions of interest (ROIs) for quantitative measurements; and
  • Recognize emerging quantitative MRI techniques for assessment of various skeletal diseases.


Moderators: Mary K. Jesse, M.D. & Ravinder R. Regatte, Ph.D.

08:00 Shoulder
Philip Robinson, M.D.
08:30 Elbow
Tetyana A. Gorbachova, M.D.
09:00   Wrist & Hand - permission withheld
William E. Palmer, M.D.
09:30 Pelvis & Groin
Johannes Roedl, M.D.
10:00   Break & Meet the Teachers  
10:30 Hip - permission withheld
Florian M. Buck, M.D.
11:00 Knee
Lawrence M. White, M.D.
11:30 Ankle/Foot
Mark Schweitzer, M.D.
12:00   Lunch & Meet the Teachers  
13:30 Rapid Three-Dimensional Musculoskeletal Imaging Techniques
Richard Kijowski, M.D.
14:00 Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI (DCEMRI): Clinical Uses
Mary K. Jesse, M.D.
14:30 Cartilage Mapping Techniques & Applications
Timothy J. Mosher, M.D.
15:00 Neurography: How Do I Do It?
Alissa J. Burge, M.D.
15:30   Break & Meet the Teachers  
15:45 Spectroscopy of MSK Tumors & More - permission withheld
Laura M. Fayad, M.D.
16:15 MR-PET in MSK
Garry E. Gold, M.D.
16:45 Ultra High Field MRI
Guillaume N. Madelin, Ph.D.
17:15 Metal Artifact Suppression
Eric Y. Chang, M.D.
17:45   Adjournment & Meet the Teachers