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

Educational Session: Wrist Imaging

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

This course will cover several topics important for wrist MR imaging: post traumatic injuries, triangular fibrocartilage and intrinsic ligament evaluation, and assessment of the wrist and hand in the setting of rheumatologic disorders. Four experienced radiologists from different institutions will discuss various aspects of wrist imaging including imaging protocols, normal anatomy and MR appearance of abnormalities.

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

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

  • Describe the most relevant wrist-related diagnoses and their MR appearance;
  • Identify the differential diagnosis of MR findings; and
  • Implement optimized wrist imaging protocols in their practice.

Moderators: Richard Kijowski, Catherine Petchprapa
Update on MRI Techniques for Assesment of the Wrist - Permission Withheld
Kimberly Amrami1
1Mayo Clinic
MRI of Traumatic Injuries of the Wrist
Karen Chi-Lynn Chen1
1Radiology, Veterans Administration San Diego Healthcare System/University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States
This presentation is a brief overview of the magnetic resonance imaging appearance of wrist fractures and their complications.  The diagnostic criteria for avascular necrosis and advanced imaging techniques will be discussed.

Catherine Petchprapa
Carpal (wrist) stability is dependent on static and dynamic stabilizers.  Injury to these structures can result in carpal instability.  The wrist is clinically considered unstable if there is symptomatic carpal malalignment, if it is unable to bear physiologic load and is found to be kinematically abnormal.  Carpal instability encompasses a wide range of pathologies with varying clinical presentations, which can sometimes make clinical diagnosis challenging.  Diagnostic imaging, particularly magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, plays an important role in the evaluation of the patient with suspected carpal instability, and is most successful in doing so when imaging is optimized and the interpreting radiologist is familiar with the complex anatomy and pathologic findings seen on imaging.

Wrist MRI - Inflammatory
James Teh
This lecture outlines the role of MRI in inflammatory conditions of the wrist. The imaging technique and findings are presented. Recommendations are made for the appropriate use of MRI in inflammatory arthritis.

Adjournment & Meet the Teachers

The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.