ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting & Exhibition • 07-13 May 2016 • Singapore

Educational Session: Muscle Diseases

Skill Level: Intermediate

Organizers: Jenny T. Bencardino, M.D., Eric Y. Chang, M.D., Christine Chung, M.D., Ravinder R. Regatte, Ph.D., Philip Robinson, M.D. & Siegfried Trattnig, M.D.

Wednesday 11 May 2016

To review various aspects of imaging muscle disorders including the most up-to-date MR imaging techniques for assessment of muscle composition, organization and function with lectures covering sequence development and clinical syndromes.

Target Audience
M.D.'s and Ph.D.'s

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

  • Apply various MRI techniques to assess muscle structure and function in clinical practice and research studies;
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of MRI in assessing muscle disease, extent of myofibril damage and response to therapy; and
  • Understand distinct MRI presentation and patterns of involvement in ischemic, denervation and traumatic muscle disorders.

Moderators: Jenny Bencardino, Eric Sigmund
Update on MR Techniques for Assessment of skeletal Muscle : illustration of a potential application in neuromuscular disorders
David Bendahan1
1AIx-Marseille University, CRMBM - CNRS, France
The purpose of this presentation is to give an overview of MRI investigations of skeletal muscle both in terms of acquisitions schemes and post-processing mainly related to segmentation.

Inflammatory and Ischemic Myopathies
Christopher J. Hanrahan1
1Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
This presentation will review clinical and MR imaging features of inflammatory and ischemic myopathies.

Denervation Muscle Syndromes
Gustav Andreisek
Muscle denervation syndromes have a broad variety of peripheral nerve disorders where MR imaging can be a helpful adjunct in clinical diagnosis, therapy planning and follow-up.

Traumatic Muscle Injuries
Christoph Rehnitz1
1Heidelberg University Hospital
During this talk MRI patterns of traumatic muscle injuries in elite athletes will be covered with a special focus on soccer injuries. The main topics will be: to give background information about the frequency and relevance of muscle injuries (m.i.) in professional players; to understand the mechanism of m.i. to discuss the MR imaging protocol needed to diagnose m.i. including the role of new sequence developments and techniques in daily practice; to discuss classification or grading systems and imaging predictors regarding “time to return to play”; to demonstrate exercise induced changes and differential diagnoses as well as complications.

Adjournment & Meet the Teachers

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