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

Educational Session: Imaging in Joint Health & Disease

Educational Course

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

Thursday, 27 April 2017
Room 314  15:30 - 17:30 Moderators: Emad Almusa, Karen Chen

Skill Level: Intermediate

Slack Channel: #e_msk
Session Number: Th04

This course will provide an in-depth discussion on current MR imaging concepts in the diagnosis of joint health and disease. Technical concepts underpinning the large variety of contrast mechanisms that are well established or emerging will be discussed. Clinical applicability for imaging normal and abnormal tissues and conditions will be featured.

Target Audience

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
-Review MR imaging protocols for evaluation of joints and arthropathies;
-Review MR imaging diagnostic features in joint disease; and
-Review MR imaging implication on treatment options.

Rotator Cuff Arthropathy
James Griffith
Sharmila Majumdar
This session will cover quantitative MR imaging methods applied in the assessment of knee and hip osteoarthritis. It will explore the connection between making metrics, gait, skeletal biomechanics and diseases severity and progression. 

Crystal Deposition Disease
Marcelo Abreu
Several crystals (urate, CPPD and hydroxyapatite) can deposit in tissues of the musculoskeletal system in asymptomatic individuals. I in some cases, those deposits can be associated with diseases such as Gout, Pseudogout and Calcific Tendinitis. MRI examination can be very useful in the diagnosis of such entities, differential diagnosis and help treatment decisions.

Sacroiliac Joint Disorders
Mary Jesse

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.