ISMRM 25th Annual Meeting & Exhibition 22-27 April 2017 Honolulu, HI, USA

Sunrise Educational Session: Gadolinium in MSK Imaging
Sunrise Session

ORGANIZERS: Jenny T. Bencardino, M.D., Eric Y. Chang, M.D., Christine Chung, M.D. & Philip Robinson, M.D.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Room 313A  07:00 - 07:50 Moderators: Jung-Ah Choi, Mark Schweitzer

Skill Level: Advanced

Slack Channel: #e_msk
Session Number: SW03

This course will review the principles of exogenous contrast-enhanced sequences in musculoskeletal imaging and discuss uses in the clinical setting.

Target Audience
Radiologists and Physicists

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

-Describe the role of gadolinium enhancement in assessment of tumors and infection;
-Describe the mechanism of gadolinium enhancement of intra-articular structures, including cartilage; and
-Identify the potential safety issues and adverse reactions in the use of gadolinium MR contrast media.

Gadolinium in MSK Imaging: Technical Aspects
Michael Tweedle

This lecture will describe the gadolinium based MRI contrast agents (GBCA) used in musculoskeletal MRI imaging.  It will describe basic design and function principles and historical development of the GBCA emphasizing the links between chemical structure and gadolinium dissociation and deposition. Emphasis will also be placed on appreciation of the hierarchy of data from in vivo human to physical chemical numbers like binding constants and kinetics of dissociation.  Recent findings and toxicologic studies will be described, as well as a look to the future of the field. 

Contrast Enhanced MRI of the MSK System: How & When? - permission withheld
Jung-Ah Choi

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.