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.
M.D.'s and Ph.D.'s
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.
Update on MR Techniques for Assessment of skeletal Muscle :
illustration of a potential application in neuromuscular
1AIx-Marseille University, CRMBM - CNRS,
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
Muscle denervation syndromes have a broad variety of
peripheral nerve disorders where MR imaging can be a
helpful adjunct in clinical diagnosis, therapy planning
Traumatic Muscle Injuries
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
Adjournment & Meet the